New Delhi: Protests erupted across various parts of the national capital on Wednesday as members of the Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) expressed their dissatisfaction over the recent outbreak of violence in Haryana’s Nuh district. Demonstrations materialised near Nirman Vihar Metro station and Ghonda in East Delhi, prompting an immediate response from Delhi Police, who swiftly deployed substantial security measures. Similar protests also emerged near Subhash Nagar Chowk.
The unrest in Haryana’s Nuh district began on July 31 when two opposing groups clashed during a parade. Following the skirmishes, security measures were increased in nearby districts such as Faridabad, Palwal, and Gurugram.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar informed the press earlier in the day that 116 individuals have been taken into custody in connection with the violence in Nuh, which tragically claimed the lives of six individuals—two police home guards and four civilians. Khattar emphasised the commitment of his administration to ensuring order and public safety while urging the public to uphold peace and unity.
Addressing the ongoing situation, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala remarked that the violence in Nuh could have been averted had the organisers of the procession furnished complete information to the district administration. Chautala, who also leads the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), a member of the ruling coalition in the state, asserted that strict measures would be taken against those found responsible.
Meanwhile, to restore tranquillity, a total of 20 paramilitary force companies and 30 units of Haryana Police have been deployed across the state. While 14 units were stationed in Nuh, additional units were assigned to Palwal, Faridabad, and Gurugram. Assistant Commissioner of Police Varun Dahiya (Crime), Gurugram, clarified that the situation has normalised, schools and workplaces are functioning normally, traffic movement is unrestricted, and mobile internet services have been reinstated following a temporary suspension.