Nuh Violence: Order to shoot at sight rioters in Nuh

New Delhi

The death toll in the communal violence that broke out after the attack on a Vishwa Hindu Parishad procession in Haryana’s Nuh on Monday has risen to five. Curfew continues in Nuh to maintain peace and shoot-at-sight orders have been given to rioters. Over 60 people, including 10 policemen, have been injured in the violence. Apart from Nuh, a total of 44 FIRs have been registered in connection with the violence and riots that broke out in Sohna, Gurugram, Palwal and other places. More than 70 people have been detained. Section 144 is applicable in the surrounding cities and educational institutions have been closed.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal suspected a larger conspiracy behind the violence that spread to Nuh as well as other places. At the same time, DGP PK Aggarwal and Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mamta Singh are monitoring the situation. Given the situation, apart from Nuh, mobile internet service has been stopped in Faridabad till Wednesday. Haryana School Education Board’s 10th examinations (marks improvement, compartment) on August 1 and 2 have been cancelled.

Meanwhile, two more people, who were injured in the violence in Nuh, died on Tuesday. Police have confirmed four deaths. Among them are Home Guard soldiers Gursevak and Neeraj, Bajrang Dal workers from Panipat, Abhishek and Shakti from Nagina. Whereas, one died in Gurugram. According to the police, a mob attacked a shrine in Sector-57 late on Monday night. Imam Saad, a resident of Bihar, who was injured in the attack, died during treatment.

The attack was carried out in a well-planned and conspiratorial manner to disrupt social travel in Nuh. The police were also targeted which points to a larger conspiracy. At present security forces are deployed. The situation is under control. Nuh’s fire has spread to 8 districts. There was already tension in Mewat and the adjoining districts of Rewari, Faridabad, Gurugram, Palwal and Mahendergarh. Tension spread there too after the death of Abhishek of Panipat in the violence. Given this, Section 144 has been imposed in all 8 districts including Sonipat along with Panipat.

Vigil has been increased in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur due to the violence. Internet service is down in some areas. In Bhiwadi city, 2-3 shops have been vandalized along the highway. Vigilance has increased in Meerut, Aligarh, Muzaffarnagar and Mathura of UP bordering Haryana.
In protest against the Nuh violence, some people closed the market in Gurugram’s Badshahpur on Tuesday. A catering shop was set on fire and also ransacked. The fire brigade immediately brought the fire under control. The police brought the situation under control by dispersing the protestors. Some people have been detained. Because of the tension, the IAF conducted a flag march in the area overnight.

ACP Headquarters Manoj Kumar had to take out a pistol to stop the miscreants who were vandalizing shops of the special category at the Badshahpur base. When the police tried to stop the miscreants, they started scuffling with the police. The police tried to arrest some of the miscreants and take them into custody, but the miscreants started trying to get their comrades out of the custody of the police. During this, the miscreants started dominating the police. To disperse the miscreants and control the situation, ACP Manoj Kumar took out his pistol. The miscreants started retreating after seeing the pistol in the hand of the ACP. During this, the police took two miscreants into custody.

Angered by the violent incident in Nuh on Monday, some miscreants reached Parshuram Colony and set fire to the slums of the particular community. When the flames started rising, people started running making noise of save-save. About 20 shanties were burnt to ashes in this. As soon as the information was received, the district police team reached with ambulances and fire brigade vehicles. The fire was brought under control in about an hour, but by then those slums along with all the goods kept in them were burnt to ashes.

At the same time, throwing a petrol bomb into the junk shop and set it on fire. Not only this, apart from the incident of arson, the miscreants went to Kithwadi Chowk and Bhatia Colony and pelted stones at the houses of the people of a community. On Tuesday morning, the police stopped the angry miscreants from gathering at the Minar Gate, but the police could not stop them from creating a nuisance in the city.

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