HARYANA: In the wake of communal clashes, Haryana's Nuh district finds itself gripped by tension, leading to tightened security and a curfew imposition. The situation escalated when a religious procession passing through the district faced an attack on Monday, prompting authorities to take immediate action.
The curfew in Nuh allowed a brief respite for residents between 3 pm to 5 pm on Wednesday. During this time, people were permitted to venture out of their homes to purchase essential items like groceries and medicines, albeit temporarily.
The violence has resulted in a grim toll of six deaths, and the authorities have responded with arrests, detentions, and FIRs. The clashes have also spilled over to neighboring areas such as Delhi and Rajasthan's Bhiwani.
To curb the spread of misinformation and rumors, the Haryana government has extended the suspension of internet services in Nuh, Faridabad, and Palwal districts until August 5. Prohibitory orders remain enforced in Nuh, Gurugram, and other affected areas.
Haryana CM, Manohar Lal Khattar, disclosed that twenty companies of central forces are deployed in Haryana, with a significant presence in Nuh, Palwal, Gurugram, and Faridabad. Additional requests have been made for the deployment of four more companies of central forces from the Union government, along with a battalion of Haryana-based India Reserve Battalion.