Nuh Violence: On Monday, clashes occurred during a religious parade staged by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Haryana's Nuh, killing four people and injuring dozens of police officers.
Nuh has been placed under curfew for two days. To keep the situation under control, 20 paramilitary companies have been deployed throughout the area.
Violence has now moved to Mewat, Sohana, Rewari, Gurgaon, Palwal, and Faridabad. As a result, Section 144 has been enforced in five districts. The Internet has been shut off.
All educational institutions and coaching centres in Nuh, Faridabad, and Palwal will be closed on Tuesday, August 1.
In Nuh, the Board's 10th and 12th-grade exams have been cancelled. These tests were scheduled for August 1 and 2. DC Prashant Panwar has summoned another Sarva Samaj meeting for 11 a.m. today to discuss the restoration of peace.
When a mob attempted to interrupt a VHP march in Nuh, stones were thrown and cars were set on fire, exacerbating the conflict between the two parties.
As word of the violence in Nuh spread, demonstrators from various communities battled along Sohna Road in Gurugram, causing damage to many vehicles and temporarily closing the road.
Narendra Bijarniyan, the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Bhiwani, who is currently in charge of the situation in Nuh, stated that three persons were murdered and over 60 others were injured, including several police officers.
The authorities quickly dispatched paramilitary forces and the Haryana STF to the region, and the situation was personally controlled by the Director-General of Police (DGP).
Haryana's Home Minister, Anil Vij, encouraged the public to keep calm, while the state government sent reinforcements from nearby districts to Nuh, with helicopters on the way.
During the chaos, criminals looted a bus and used it to breach the station's wall, aiming for and ransacking Nuh's Cyber Police Station.
Three police vehicles were set on fire by the attackers. The cyber crime station had recently cracked down on cyber thugs, making it a prime target for criminals.
Stone-throwing and confrontations were also reported during a protest organized by Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers near Nand village in Nuh district.
The situation was exacerbated further by reports of Monu Manesar, a suspect in the deaths of Nasir and Junaid earlier this year, purportedly visiting Mewat.
Despite the seriousness of the circumstances, the police were able to reestablish order, and the Haryana Home Minister informed the public that actions were being taken to address the disruption.
However, the incident serves as a sober reminder of the need of sustaining peace and togetherness, and officials are closely monitoring the situation.