Gurugram: In the midst of ongoing communal tensions in Haryana, the Muslim community in Gurugram has been advised to conduct Friday prayers at home, avoiding public spaces due to the escalating clashes.
The clashes initially erupted in Nuh on Monday and later spread to Gurugram and neighboring districts, claiming the lives of six individuals, including two home guards and a cleric.
The violence first broke out during a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally, where a mob violently attacked the procession with stones, forcing the participants to take shelter in a nearby temple.
As the evening wore on, the violence intensified further, leading to the unfortunate burning of a mosque after midnight. Mobs unleashed chaos, setting fire to over a hundred vehicles and causing extensive damage in both Nuh and Gurugram. The situation remained highly tense and volatile as the clashes continued to unfold.
Following the recent violent incidents in Nuh, a total of 23 individuals were arrested and presented before the court. They were subsequently remanded to police custody for varying durations, ranging from 3 to 5 days, in connection with six separate cases.
In response to the unrest, the Haryana government made a decision to partially lift the suspension of mobile internet services in several districts from 1 pm to 4 pm. The move was aimed at allowing candidates appearing for the CET/Screening test (Group C posts) to download their admit cards conveniently.
Meanwhile, internet restrictions will be relaxed to some extent in specific areas of Haryana, including Nuh, Faridabad, Palwal, and certain territories within District Gurugram, namely Sub Division Sohna, Pataudi, and Manesar.
This decision comes in the aftermath of clashes between two groups in Nuh, which were triggered by an attack on a religious procession passing through the district. The unfortunate incident resulted in the loss of two home guards' lives and left numerous people, including around 20 policemen, injured.