Less than 20 kilometres from the national capital, New Delhi, in Gurugram, sector 70, there are still repercussions from the communal clash that occurred on Monday in Nuh, Haryana. On Tuesday night, many shelters and shops close to a housing complex were set on fire.
Following occasional acts of violence on Tuesday, Gurugram has issued prohibitory orders. To reduce the likelihood of arson, the sale of loose petrol or diesel has also been prohibited.
Also read, Haryana: 2 Killed, 7 Cops Injured In Violence During Religious Procession.
Here are the updates from Delhi and Haryana:
- The police also cautioned the public against believing rumors and social media claims. “The claims that schools, colleges, and workplaces will be closed today are incorrect and are being spread on social media. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police for Gurgaon Varun Kumar Dahiya, the traffic is moving as usual with no restrictions.
- Today, some multinational companies are permitting workers to work from home, including American Express and KPMG.
- Just 50 kilometres from Delhi, in Nuh, violence broke out during a religious procession on Monday as a result of what many claim to be an offensive video that went viral. The 2,500 or so people fled into a temple to find safety as a crowd threw stones at the procession.
- As the evening wore on, the violence worsened; around midnight, a mosque was set on fire, and crowds rampaged through Nuh and the nearby city of Gurugram, torching and vandalising more than a hundred vehicles.
- Haryana’s chief minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, announced that six persons had died as a result of the unrest in the Nuh district and reaffirmed his call for everyone to keep the calm. According to the chief minister, 116 persons have been detained in connection with the violence that occurred in Nuh on Monday.
Other Haryana districts have also reported clashes. Rioting was seen in Badshahpur, which is 50 kilometres from Nuh. Approximately 200 people in a crowd, armed with sticks and stones, entered the area at 3 p.m., according to witnesses. They set fire to a restaurant while chanting religious chants and vandalized several stores, including several butcher shops.
Today will not see the opening of any schools or institutions in Gurugram neighbouring Sohna.
Delhi has also raised the alarm, with police stepping up patrols and utilizing drones to keep an eye on critical sites. According to a Delhi Police officer, the force is ready to handle any crisis that can develop in the capital as a result of such happenings in nearby districts.