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Haryana Violence: Mosque set Ablaze in Nuh, ‘Short Circuit’ Reported in Another

Earlier, police had said that Molotov cocktails were hurled at the two mosques.
Haryana Violence: Mosque set Ablaze in Nuh, ‘Short Circuit’ Reported in Another

Mosque Set On Fire In Haryana's Nuh. Image Courtesy: PTI

Gurugram:  A mosque was set on fire while a short circuit apparently triggered a blaze in another in Haryana's Nuh district, police said on Thursday.

No one was injured in the incidents that took place around 11:30 pm on Wednesday, they said.

While one of the mosques is located near Vijay Chowk, the other is near a police station. Both mosques suffered some damage.

Superintendent of Police (Nuh), Varun Singla, claimed, "Light arson has been done in one mosque while short circuit seems to be the reason for the fire in the other. The police took control of the situation and are conducting raids to nab the suspects".

Soon after information was received about the incidents, fire brigades were rushed to the two mosques and the fire was doused, police said.

A senior police officer said they are trying to identified the accused with the help of CCTV cameras of nearby areas.

Earlier, police had said that Molotov cocktails were hurled at the two mosques.

Curfew, meanwhile, has been relaxed in Nuh on Thursday.

"People can buy daily essentials from 10 am to 1 pm", said Prashant Panwar, Deputy Commissioner of Nuh.

Curfew was clamped in Nuh after communal violence erupted on Monday after violence during a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession. Prohibitory orders have been clamped in Palwal.

Mobs killed a cleric, torched an eatery and vandalised shops as communal violence that began in Nuh spilled over into neighbouring Gurugram on Tuesday.

Six people have died so far in the violence, 116 people have been arrested and 90 detained, according to the Haryana government.

Mobile internet restored for 3 hours in Nuh, other places

Chandigarh: Mobile internet and SMS services in Nuh and some other places in the state, which were suspended till August 5, have been restored for three hours from 1 pm on Thursday, officials said.

The Internet curbs had been imposed to prevent any disturbance to the peace and public order in the wake of the communal clashes. Besides Nuh, the services were snapped in Faridabad, Palwal and the territorial jurisdiction of sub-division Sohna, Pataudi and Manesar of Gurugram district.

The Haryana government issued the order relaxing internet suspension to facilitate the candidates appearing for the Haryana CET 'Group C exam', which is scheduled later this week so that they can download their admit cards, an official statement said.

"As per the recommendation of ADGP, CID... the (earlier) orders are hereby partially withdrawn/relaxed only for today, that is 03.08.2023 from 1300 hrs to 1600 hrs in respect of districts Nuh, Faridabad, Palwal and territorial jurisdiction of subdivision Sohna, Pataudi and Manesar of Gurugram district.

"All services be restored accordingly for the said period only," according to the order issued by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) T V S N Prasad on Thursday.

Earlier, the government had ordered the suspension of mobile internet and SMS services in Nuh district from 4 pm on Monday and later imposed the restrictions in some other parts too till August 2 in view of the "intense communal tension" and disturbance of public peace.

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