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Communal tension in Haryana: Mob attacks Gurgaon mosque; Curfew imposed in Nuh

A mosque in Gurgaon was set on fire and the naib imam was killed allegedly by a mob of 70-80 people, in the early hours of Tuesday, the police said.

Nitish Aggarwal, the DCP (East) said that the Anjuman Jama Masjid located in Sector 57 was torched on Monday night. “We have identified some of the accused and action will be taken soon,” he added.

The DCP also said, “The naib imam and another man were badly injured and taken to the hospital. The man reportedly had stab injuries.”

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“One person was killed and another injured when a group of men attacked Anjuman mosque in sector 57 in the area of PS Sec 56 GGM today morning at about 12:10 am. Fire tenders put out the fire. The attackers have been identified by the police and following raids conducted throughout the night, several of the attackers have been rounded up. Security around places of worship has been tightened. Police and administration are holding meetings with prominent members of both communities to ensure peace,” said the Police commissioner Kala Ramachandran.

“Internet services have been suspended in the Sohna/Pataudi/Manesar areas,” she added.

The violence came hours after clashes in Nuh during a procession by the VHP and Bajrang Dal, which left three people, including two home guards, dead. Curfew was imposed in the district on Tuesday, said Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij. The situation in Nuh continued to be tense even as there were no reports of any fresh violence. Security has been beefed up in Nuh and other areas, reported the news agency PTI.

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