This Article is From Aug 01, 2023

Haryana On Alert After Communal Clashes Leave 4 Dead, 30 Injured: 10 Facts

Haryana Communal Violence: Nuh Violence: Internet services have been suspended in Nuh till tomorrow to contain the "intense communal tension" and stop the spread of misinformation and rumours.

Nuh violence: The clashes broke out during a religious procession in Haryana's Nuh

Gurugram/New Delhi: Four people, including two Home Guards, were killed, and at least 30 others injured in clashes that broke out between two groups in Haryana yesterday. The clash started during a religious procession in Haryana's Nuh, adjoining Gurugram.

Here's your 10-point guide to this big story:

  1. Police said the Home Guards were shot dead as a mob tried to stop the religious procession in Nuh's Khedla Mod, throwing stones and setting cars on fire. A 26-year-old man was killed late last night after a mob attacked a mosque in Gurugram as the violence spread to the neighbouring district, while the identity of the fourth man who died in the violence is yet to be ascertained.

  2. The Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra, organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), was stopped by a group of young men on the Gurugram-Alwar National Highway.

  3. As the violence escalated, government and private vehicles were targeted by the mob. Towards evening, violence spread to the Gurugram-Sohna highway, where several cars were torched and stones were thrown at the police, sources said.

  4. About 2,500 people, who had come to Nuh to take part in the procession, were stranded in a temple due to the violence outside. They were rescued by police later in the evening.

  5. Incidents of stone-throwing and arson were reported from parts of Palwal and Gurugram as well. Curfew has been imposed in Nuh to prevent further escalation of violence in the district. Prohibitory orders banning large gatherings have been put in place in Gurugram, Palwal, and Faridabad as well.

  6. Police have registered about 20 cases and detained more than 20 people in connection with the communal violence. They are scanning footage from the security cameras to identify the rioters. 

  7. Internet services have been suspended in Nuh till tomorrow to contain the "intense communal tension" and stop the spread of misinformation and rumours. The situation in the town continues to be tense. However, there were no reports of any fresh violence today.

  8. Reports say the clash was triggered by an objectionable video posted on social media by a Bajrang Dal activist. Sources said Bajrang Dal member Monu Manesar and his associates had circulated the video a few days ago.

  9. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other leaders have appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony. "Today's incident is unfortunate. I appeal to all the people to maintain peace in the state. The guilty will not be spared at any cost, and strictest action will be taken against them," the Chief Minister said

  10. Security around religious places in the violence-hit districts has been strengthened. Both the police and administration are holding meetings with prominent members of both communities to ensure peace. 

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