Violent communal clashes have unfolded in Haryana’s Nuh district, subsequently spreading to other districts late on Monday night. The turmoil emanated from disruptions to a religious procession conducted by the Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad groups. Mobs obstructed the procession, leading to stone-pelting and confrontations. Tragically, two home guards, Neeraj and Gursevak, lost their lives, and over 200 individuals, including law enforcement personnel, sustained injuries due to the ensuing religious violence.
The unsettling events in Nuh prompted communal clashes across various regions of Haryana. These disturbances were ignited by the initial conflict in the Nuh district, as agitators disrupted the religious procession. The procession, orchestrated by the Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad, faced interruption from a group of young men who engaged in stone-pelting, culminating in a clash and the eruption of communal violence.
Following the dissemination of news regarding the religious violence in the predominantly Muslim-populated Nuh district, incidents of stone-pelting transpired in Sohna, Gurugram, Faridabad, and Palwal. Protesters obstructed thoroughfares, leading to the incineration of multiple vehicles and a shop by enraged mobs.
The underlying cause behind the disruption of the Hindu group’s religious procession was rooted in rumors surrounding the participation of Monu Manesar, a Bajrang Dal leader accused of the murder of two Muslim men. Allegations of provocative anti-Muslim slogans during the procession further fueled tensions, eliciting an inflamed response from the crowd. Consequently, the imposition of Section 144 and the closure of schools in numerous districts have been enforced to restore order.
This situation has been erupted in a very violent manner and Niranjan Pal the Vice President of Vasai-virar corporation of BJP organized a protest demonstration. This demonstration took place to support Vishva Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal. According to the authorities Bajrang Dal and Vishva Hindu Parishad organizes religious procession every year in the Mewat Nuh area of Haryana but this year, in protest against an incident involving an attack and stone-pelting carried out by some Islamic Jihadis, a strong opposition has been expressed by the Vishva Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal throughout India. Mr. Niranjan pal ji said this protest demonstration is to support and preserve Hindu religion but we are strictly against any hate speech or any inappropriate behavior against any religion because we believe in peace and equality