On Monday afternoon, there were violent confrontations at Nuh district when approximately 80 vehicles and motorcycles, carrying participants of the Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra, were prevented from proceeding towards a Shiv temple in Nalhar. Some people of the group allegedly raise slogans, which trigger stone-pelting.
According to one report, it begins at Khedla Mod in Nuh. clashes spread all across Nuh. Vehicles, police stations, shops and petrol pumps are torched. Some people carrying arms fire in the air.
The clash resulted in the tragic deaths of two homeguards and left many others injured including police personnel.
The Haryana government has suspended mobile internet and SMS services in Nuh until August 2, claiming ‘severe communal conflict’ and a threat to life and property.
The clashes that erupted in Haryana’s Nuh near Gurugram during a religious procession on Monday were ignited by rumours surrounding the attendance of a Bajrang Dal leader, Monu Manesar, who is wanted over his alleged role in the killing of two Muslim men earlier this year.
Who is Monu Maneswar?
Monu Manesar is a Bajrang Dal leader and leads a cow vigilante group in Mewat and is notorious for posting videos of cow vigilante attacks. He is also active in campaigns against “love jihad”, the term used by the rightwing that accuses Muslim men of seducing Hindu women and forcibly converting them.
Monu Manesar had allegedly posted a video a few days ago, claiming he would attend the Nuh religious procession and appealing to his supporters to come out in large numbers, which many thought is the main reason behind the violence. He was later reportedly warned on social media to stay away.
Later News agency PTI quoted Monu Manesar as saying he did not participate in the gathering on the advice of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, which feared that his presence would create tension.