Haryana riots: Fresh violence broke out in Gurugram, shops set to fire, death toll rose to 5


Aug 2, 2023

As the communal riots that began in Nuh spread to Gurgaon, more violence erupted in Badshahpur on Tuesday. Around 200 guys riding motorcycles and SUVs vandalized 14 stores in Badshahpur’s main market. The crowd set seven stores on fire in Gurugram’s Sector 66 neighborhood.

According to details, in Badshahpur, the mob targeted biryani shops and other food stalls. The latest outbreak of violence occurred a day after a mob assaulted and set fire to a mosque in Gurgaon’s Sector 57 on Monday. According to authorities, the attackers killed the mosque’s Imam and injured at least three others.

“Law and order are normal. There was some spillover from what happened in Nuh yesterday in Sohna, but the situation was under control by the evening. “In Gurgaon, one death was reported in Sector 57 mosque, five vehicles were torched in Sohna, and 2-3 shops were vandalized,” said, Gurgaon deputy commissioner Nishant Yadav.

“We appeal people to stay inside their homes, leave only for essential, and do not believe in rumours,” the deputy commissioner added.

It may be mentioned here that the violence broke out on Monday in Haryana’s Nuh district during the ‘Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra’ organized by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal. The death toll has risen to five, including two Haryana home guards.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar hinted at a ‘big plot’ behind the riots and imposed Section 144 CrPC in Gurgaon and Nuh. The law gives the magistrate the authority to prohibit the gathering of four or more people in a certain places.

Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, called the communal riots in Haryana “deeply troubling.” “The communal violence in Haryana’s Nuh, Mewat is deeply disturbing.” “After Manipur in the Northeast, this incident in Haryana is not a good sign,” said, Arvind Kejriwal.





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