Haryana violence August 1 updates | NCPCR seeks inquiry into children’s involvement in stone pelting

A day after the attack, Haryana CM Manohar Lal has claimed it to be a “part of a big conspiracy”

August 01, 2023 10:37 am | Updated August 02, 2023 10:47 am IST

A burnt shop is seen next to a deserted road during a curfew imposed by the authorities following clashes in Nuh district of Haryana, on August 1, 2023.

A burnt shop is seen next to a deserted road during a curfew imposed by the authorities following clashes in Nuh district of Haryana, on August 1, 2023. | Photo Credit: Reuters

A mob attacked a mosque in Gurugram and killed its naib imam, taking the toll in the violence that erupted over an attempt to stop a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession in Nuh district to five, police said on August 1.

Authorities imposed a curfew in Nuh where many others were injured on Monday, as Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij claimed that the violence was “engineered”.

While the Haryana Police announced a compensation of ₹57 lakh each to the families of two home guards killed, the VHP likened the incident to a “terror attack” and demanded a probe into it by the National Investigation Agency. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the attack seems to be part of a big conspiracy.

As internet services remain suspended in many areas., peace committee meetings were held in Nuh and Sohna with people assuring the administration that they will cooperate fully in maintaining peace, officials said.

Meanwhile, the Haryana Government has sought 20 companies of the Rapid Action Force from the Centre for a week to maintain the law and order situation in Nuh district. 16 FIRs have been registered so far.

  • August 01, 2023 20:21
    ‘No big incidents have happened outside Nuh’: ADGP Mamta on Haryana violence

    Amid the clashes in Haryana that broke on Monday between two groups, the Additional Director General of Police Mamta Singh on Tuesday said that Nuh was the main affected area and no big incidents have happened outside Nuh.

    While talking to ANI, ADGP Singh said, “Nuh was the main affected area...outside Nuh, no big incidents have happened...there were small incidents of violence, we have registered FIR and an investigation is underway.”

    The ADGP also appealed to the people to come forward with any information that can help them in the investigation.

    “We have arrested a large number of people. We have appealed to everyone to come forward if they have any information that can help us in the investigation or identify the rioters,” ADGP Singh said on Nuh clashes.

    - ANI

  • August 01, 2023 20:21
    NCPCR seeks inquiry into children’s involvement in stone pelting

    The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought an inquiry into alleged use of children in stone pelting and other illegal activities during the recent communal flare-up in Nuh district of Haryana.

    In a letter to Haryana administration, the apex child rights body has sought their urgent attention and action regarding the alleged exploitation of children in the Monday’s violence.

    “The Commission requests your good offices to look into the matter and have a thorough inquiry of the events. Besides, the children which are being used in this illegal protest should be identified and produced before the Child Welfare Committee, if required for ensuring their protection,” the commission said in the letter.

    - PTI

  • August 01, 2023 20:20
    Haryana Police announces ₹57 lakh compensation for slain home guards’ families

    The Haryana Police on Tuesday announced a compensation of ₹57 lakh each to the families of two home guards killed in the Nuh violence.

    Five people have been killed in the violence that erupted on Monday. Four people, including two home guards, died and many others injured in Nuh where mobs tried to stop a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession, while a naib imam was killed at a mosque in Gurugram.

    According to an official statement, two home guards, Neeraj and Gursev who were deployed from Gurugram to Nuh in the wake of the violence, died in the line of duty.

    “Haryana Police stands with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. While no amount can compensate for the loss of a loved one, the bereaved families will be provided with Rs 57 lakh each and all support by the Haryana Police,” the statement said.- PTI

  • August 01, 2023 19:38
    VHP demands NIA probe into violence during religious procession in Haryana

    The Vishva Hindu Parishad on Tuesday likened the incident of violence in Haryana to a “terror attack” and demanded a probe into it by the National Investigation Agency.

    Addressing a press conference, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) joint general secretary Surendra Jain claimed that the attacks were carried out against Hindu devotees “in a pre-planned manner” during a religious procession on Monday and were “incited” by some Congress leaders of Haryana.

    A damaged bus being removed after a clash broke out, in Haryana's Nuh on Tuesday.

    He also alleged intelligence failure of the state police and claimed that rioters used sophisticated weapons and other regular firearms to attack the Hindu devotees during the procession.

    VHP activists will hold protests and demonstrations across the country on Wednesday against the “planned attacks” on Hindus in Haryana, Jain said.

    - PTI

  • August 01, 2023 18:43
    Attack on VHP procession in Nuh seems to be part of big conspiracy: Khattar

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said the attack on a VHP procession in Nuh seems to be part of a big conspiracy and asserted that strict action will be taken against the culprits.

    Khattar’s remarks came hours after Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said someone who wanted to disturb the peace in the state engineered the violence in Nuh.

    On Tuesday, authorities imposed a curfew in the district after the previous day’s violence.

    Chief Minister Khattar on Tuesday afternoon held a meeting here with Vij and senior officials, including the chief secretary, to take stock of the situation. Senior police officers, including the DGP, joined the meeting virtually.

    Flames and smoke rise from shops and other temporary structures, set ablaze by miscreants in a fresh case of communal violence after Monday's attack on a VHP procession in adjoining Nuh district, at Badshahpur area in Gurugram, on August 1, 2023.

    According to an official statement, Khattar said that every year, the ‘Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra’ used to be taken out. This year too, this Yatra was being taken out when the incidents occurred at around 2 pm on Monday, he said.

    Some people hatched a conspiracy and attacked the procession, Khattar said, adding police personnel were also attacked.

    “Definitely, it looks like part of a big conspiracy,” the CM said.

  • August 01, 2023 17:21
    AAP leader Sanjeev Arora issues notice to Rajya Sabha seeking short-duration discussion on Nuh violence

    Aam Admi Party (AAP) MP Sanjeev Arora on Tuesday issued a notice to Rajya Sabha seeking a short-duration discussion on August 2 over the recent communal violence that has erupted in the Nuh area in Haryana.

    AAP MP Sanjeev Arora in his notice emphasised that the violence has spread to Gurugram and Central government should take immediate steps to restore law and order in the region.

    “I am deeply concerned about the recent communal violence that erupted in the Nuh area and later spread to Gurgaon, resulting in the loss of lives of three security personnel and injuries to many others. I condemn this act of violence and appeal for peace and harmony among all communities,” the notice read.

    “I also express my solidarity with the people who are trapped in Narhar temple and urge the authorities to rescue them as soon as possible. The situation in Gurgaon is alarming, as internet services have been suspended, prohibitory orders have been imposed, vehicles have been torched and shops vandalized. I urge the government to take immediate steps to restore law and order, ensure the safety and security of all citizens, and initiate a dialogue with all stakeholders to address the underlying issues that led to this conflict,” it added. - ANI

  • August 01, 2023 16:51
    National Conference, PDP condemn communal violence in Haryana’s Nuh

    The PDP and the National Conference on Tuesday condemned the communal violence in Haryana, claiming it was part of a series of attacks on minorities and not an isolated incident.

    Suhail Bukhari, chief spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said, “There is a pattern that is happening not only in Haryana but across the country. The dispensation at the Centre is hellbent on creating and strengthening the fault lines among communities in this country because, for them, the only way to secure their political benefits is to divide people on communalism.” He also accused the BJP of trying to break India’s unity.

    “They are trying to break the unity of this country, that is what we have seen over the last nine years. We are seeing the current situation in Manipur and now in Haryana where both have the BJP in government,” he said.

    “I would not say that they have miserably failed ... Essentially, their ideology is to create the distinction for creating hatred among communities and that is what we are seeing happening on the ground,” Bukhari added.

    Imran Nabi Dar, the National Conference spokesperson, called the violence in Haryana unfortunate.

    “It is very unfortunate and the National Conference condemns it in unequivocal terms. Unfortunately … this communalism is happening in different parts of the country. Day before yesterday, a cop killed three Muslims on a train on the basis of racial profiling,” Dar claimed.- PTI

  • August 01, 2023 16:30
    Day after violence, peace committees meetings held in Nuh, Sohna

    Peace committee meetings were held in Nuh and Sohna on Tuesday following communal violence in the two towns, with people assuring the administration that they will cooperate fully in maintaining peace, officials said.

    In Nuh, District Deputy Commissioner Prashant Pawar and SP Narendra Singh Bijarnia presided over the meeting. The SP appealed to the committee members to help identify the accused.

    Representatives from both sides (Hindus and Muslims) attend a meeting called by the administration to maintain peace in the wake of the Nuh incident, in Sohna, on August 1, 2023.

    In Sohna, Gurugram DC Nishant Kumar Yadav appealed those attending the peace committee meeting to restore social harmony in the town. The DC appealed people to not pay heed to rumours and added that strict action would be taken against those trying to disturb harmony.

    DCP (Headquarters) Deepak Gehlawat, DCP (South) Siddhant Jain, Sohna SDM Pradeep Singh, Sohna MLA Sanjay Singh, former MLA Tejpal Tanwar and others attended the meeting.

    The situation in Sohna has improved and markets may open soon but the markets were closed in Badshahpur on Tuesday in protest against the Nuh and Sohna incident.- PTI

  • August 01, 2023 15:52
    Delhi CM Kejriwal terms Nuh violence ‘deeply troubling’, appeals for peace

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday termed the communal violence in neighbouring Haryana “deeply troubling” and appealed to the state’s people to maintain peace and brotherhood at this critical time.

    He said people need to unite and defeat the forces against peace and politics of violence.

    In a tweet in Hindi, Kejriwal said, “The communal violence in Haryana’s Nuh (Mewat) is deeply troubling. After Manipur in the Northeast, now such an incident in Haryana is not a good sign.” He further said, “I appeal to the public in Haryana with folded hands to maintain peace and mutual brotherhood at this critical time. Together, we have to defeat the forces against peace and the politics of violence.”- PTI

  • August 01, 2023 15:14
    Police conducts flag marches in Nuh

    The situation in Nuh and Sohna continues to be tense. However, there were no reports of any fresh violence on Tuesday. Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in large numbers in Nuh and the other affected areas, the police said.

    According to officials, the situation is under control in Nuh. Thirteen companies of central forces have already reached the district, while six others will reach soon.

    Police personnel outside Anjuman Mosque which was set ablaze in the Sector 57 area, in Gurugram district, on August 1, 2023.

    Police conducted flag marches in Nuh and the district administration has appealed to the public to maintain peace.

    Peace committee meetings were held in Nuh and Sohna districts with people assuring the administration to maintain peace, a press release said.- PTI

  • August 01, 2023 13:49
    16 FIRs registered in the Haryana violence

    Nuh SP, Narendra Bijarniya said 60 people were injured, including three with serious injuries, during clashes in Nuh on Monday. 16 FIRs registered, he added.

  • August 01, 2023 13:33
    Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to hold meeting to take stock of the situation

    Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will hold a meeting here with Vij and officials, including the chief secretary and senior police officers, to take stock of the situation in Nuh, official sources said.

    Four people were killed and several others injured in Nuh following violence that erupted over an attempt to stop a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession on Monday. -PTI

  • August 01, 2023 13:32
    Curfew imposed in Haryana’s Nuh, minister says violence engineered by someone who wanted to disturb peace

    Someone who wanted to disturb the peace in Haryana engineered the violence in Nuh, State Home Minister Anil Vij said on Tuesday as authorities imposed a curfew in the district after the previous day’s violence. -PTI

  • August 01, 2023 12:49
    Five persons arrested in mosque attack case: Former Rajya Sabha MP Mohammad Adeeb

    Former Rajya Sabha MP Mohammad Adeeb said, “The Gurugram Police Commissioner told us that five persons were arrested in the Sector 57 mosque attack case.

    He further said the Commissioner has assured full cooperation in the matter.

  • August 01, 2023 12:28
    Five persons arrested in Sector 57 mosque attack case: Ex-Rajya Sabha MP Mohammad Adeeb

    Gurugram Police Commissioner told us that five persons were arrested in the Sector 57 mosque attack case. She assured full cooperation in this matter: Ex-Rajya Sabha MP, Mohammad Adeeb, after a meeting with the Commissioner.

  • August 01, 2023 12:00
    Toll in Haryana violence rises to five, curfew imposed in Nuh

    A mosque was attacked in the Sector 57 area of Gurugram, leading to the death of a man and taking the toll in the violence that erupted over an attempt to stop a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession in Nuh district to five, police said on Tuesday.

    Authorities on Tuesday imposed a curfew in Nuh where two home guards were killed and many others, including several policemen, injured on Monday, as Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij alleged that the violence was “engineered”. -PTI

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