Chandigarh: Recent reports reveal that 12 social media groups played pivotal role in spreading violence in Nuh. The investigation team has found that platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram, boasting numerous followers within the Mewat region spanning Haryana and Rajasthan, were employed to foment violence.
A YouTube account named ‘Ahsan Mewati Pakistani, appears to have sown the seeds of communal strife in Nuh and its neighbouring towns in Haryana. This channel has since been suspended. SP Narendra Bijarnia of Nuh informed the press that videos linked to the incident have been unearthed from this account and are aiding in the identification of the individuals involved. The YouTube channel contained a total of 273 videos and had 80,000 followers.
The Rajasthan police are also actively investigating accounts with sizable followers in the districts of Alwar and Bharatpur. These accounts are suspected to have ties to Pakistan and are currently subject to investigation by national security agencies. Much of the data associated with these accounts has been deleted, but efforts to recover this information are underway.
The incident in question occurred on July 31, when Islamic fundamentalists targeted a Shobha Yatra organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. The orchestrated attack transpired during the Brijimandal Jalabhisheka Yatra, part of the Shravana Puja festivities, in the Nuh region of Haryana’s Mewa district.