Internet Ban Eased in Nuh After Violence; 176 Arrests Made

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Clashes originating in Nuh on Monday have escalated, extending to Gurugram, Sohna, and surrounding regions in the past few days. The Haryana government reported six fatalities and 176 arrests in connection to the violence.

Fresh Communal Violence Erupts as Miscreants Set Shops Ablaze Following VHP Procession Attack in Nuh District. (Photo: PTI)

After communal clashes erupted in Nuh, Haryana, following an attempt to halt a Vishwa Hindu Parishad procession, the district is now experiencing an uneasy calm three days later. Authorities report no fresh violence since the initial incident on July 31, and security forces remain deployed while police maintain high alert in Haryana and other affected regions.

Partial restoration of internet and SMS services has been implemented in Nuh, Faridabad, Palwal, and areas of Gurugram like Sohna, Pataudi, and Manesar. The clashes, which originated in Nuh and later spread to parts of Gurugram and nearby locations, resulted in six fatalities. A total of 176 individuals have been arrested in connection with the violent clashes.


Images of the rioters arrested in connection with the violence in Haryana were released on Thursday. A total of 176 people have been arrested, and 93 First Information Reports (FIRs) were filed in five districts.

Among the FIRs, 46 were in Nuh, 23 in Gurugram, 18 in Palwal, and three each in Faridabad and Rewari. One FIR described a mob of 800-900 men attacking a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) procession with the intent to kill, chanting pro-Pakistan slogans and ‘Allah Hu Akbar.’

Violent Clashes in Nuh Lead to Gurugram Shops Set Ablaze on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

Mobile internet and SMS services, suspended until August 5 in certain areas, were briefly restored to facilitate a government examination. The central government is investigating the surge in misinformation on social media that contributed to the communal violence. The situation is reportedly returning to normal, and security forces are vigilant to prevent further disturbances.

Nuh Police have filed three FIRs against unidentified individuals for spreading rumors on social media. Strict action is being taken against those engaged in spreading misinformation, with continuous monitoring of the situation. TVSN Prasad mentioned that they are examining disturbing content on social media.

Gurugram Deploys RAF Personnel After Nuh Violence on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

Despite the Haryana Police’s assertion that the situation was returning to normal, incidents of violence and attempted vandalism were reported in Nuh. An initial report of Molotov cocktails being thrown at a mosque was later revised, revealing that the mosque was set on fire by a mob, with no reported injuries.

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (Arshad Madani faction) has called for a high-level investigation into the Haryana violence, alleging it was a planned conspiracy. The BJP and Congress engaged in a war of words, with the BJP raising questions about the Congress’s role in the violence, calling it part of a larger conspiracy.

Delhi Protest by Bajrang Dal Against Nuh Violence on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)

Monu Manesar, linked to the killing of two alleged cow smugglers in February, is central to the communal clashes. He released a video on social media, calling for participation in the ‘shobha yatra,’ which was eventually stopped by the police.

The preparations for the Vishva Hindu Parishad yatra were discussed before a peace committee, which assured that it would proceed smoothly. TVSN Prasad mentioned that religious processions should generally be allowed as a matter of religious rights and good democracy unless there is a clear-cut indication of trouble. He urged people facing threats or trouble to call the helpline number ‘112,’ assuring that every person would be protected.

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