Violence that broke out during a religious procession in Haryana’s Nuh district on Monday, July 31, 2023. Two Home Guards were shot dead and seven policemen injured as a mob tried to stop the procession, throwing stones and setting cars on fire. The police used teargas and fired shots in the air to disperse the crowd.
The violence started when the procession, which was being carried out by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), was stopped by a group of people on the Gurugram-Alwar National Highway. The group allegedly threw stones at the procession, which led to clashes between the two sides. The police were called in to control the situation, but the mob turned violent and started attacking the police.
In the ensuing violence, two Home Guards were shot dead and seven policemen were injured. Several vehicles were also set on fire. The police have imposed prohibitory orders in the area and have launched a manhunt for the perpetrators of the violence.
The violence has sparked outrage in Haryana and across India. The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, has condemned the violence and has promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. The VHP has also condemned the violence and has called for peace.
The violence is a reminder of the deep communal fault lines that exist in India. It is also a reminder of the need for greater tolerance and understanding between different religious communities.