Two Home Guards Killed, Dozens Injured in Haryana Nuh Violence
On Tuesday night, Haryana Police arrested at least 116 individuals and filed about 41 police reports (FIRs) after communal clashes occurred on Monday during a religious procession organized by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Nuh, Haryana. In these clashes, a total of six people lost their lives, including two home guards, three civilians, and an Imam.
As a result of clashes between two groups in Nuh district, Haryana, on Monday, there were casualties and injuries. Mobs attacked a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession, pelting stones, setting cars and a shop on fire, and blocking the road for hours. Two home guards were killed, and more than 15 people, including several policemen, were injured in the violence.
Internet Services Suspended as Clashes Erupt in Nuh District, Haryana”
In response to the intense communal tension, the authorities temporarily suspended mobile internet services in the Nuh district until August 2. The government dispatched additional forces from neighboring districts to contain the situation, and they were even considering sending forces by helicopter.
Amidst the violence, the police evacuated over 2,500 people, including women and children, from the Shiva temple in Nuh. These individuals comprised both devotees and those who sought shelter at the temple during the clashes.
As a precautionary measure, educational institutes in Gurugram, Faridabad, and Palwal districts were ordered to remain closed on Tuesday.
The clashes erupted about ten minutes after the Vishva Hindu Parishad procession began, with over 200 people walking from Edward Chowk in Nuh town. The situation escalated when a large crowd started pelting stones at the procession. Initially, the Hindu side fled, but they later retaliated.
Reports indicated that the trigger for the clash was an objectionable video posted on social media by a Bajrang Dal activist in Ballabhgarh. Additionally, Monu Manesar, a cow vigilante who was previously booked for the murder of two Muslim men, was also allegedly involved in the incident. These men’s charred bodies were found in the Bhiwani district back in February.