Nuh Clashes: SC Tells Centre, State Govts to Ensure no Hate Speech, Violence During VHP Protests
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre and the state governments concerned to ensure no hate speech or violence takes place in Delhi-NCR during marches being held by VHP and Bajrang Dal to protest the communal clashes in Haryana's Nuh.
A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and S V Bhatti also ordered additional police or paramilitary forces be deployed and CCTV cameras be installed in sensitive areas.
The top court passed the order after senior advocate C U Singh, appearing for journalist Shaheen Abdullah, said 23 demonstrations have been announced by Right-wing groups Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal in various parts of the National Capital Region (NCR).
Six people, including two home guards, have died in the communal violence which broke out in Nuh after a mob tried to stop a VHP procession on July 31. As many as 116 people have been arrested so far, according to the state government.
Communal Conflict in Haryana ‘Distressing’, Says Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday expressed grief over the ongoing communal violence in Haryana that has claimed six lives and termed the developments in the northern state as "distressing".
In an X post or tweet, the Left leader said the loss of lives and widespread arson are 'tragic.'
He also urged everyone in the state to uphold communal harmony and swiftly end the violence.
"Deeply saddened by the distressing communal conflict unravelling in Haryana. The loss of lives and widespread arson are undeniably tragic. Let's unite in upholding communal harmony and swiftly end the violence. Our heartfelt thoughts are with the affected families," Vijayan tweeted.
Mobs killed a cleric, torched an eatery and vandalised shops as communal violence that erupted in Haryana's Nuh spilled over into neighbouring Gurugram on Tuesday.
Law and Order Machinery in Haryana in Tatters: Mayawati
New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati on Wednesday slammed the Haryana government for failing to contain the violence in the state, claiming it proves that like Manipur, the law and order machinery in the northern state is in tatters.
Referring to the attack on a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) procession in Nuh, she said if the state government was not in a position to provide security to the yatra, it should not have been allowed.
"The state government should make honest efforts to restore peace and harmony in Haryana ... it is the constitutional duty of every government to protect all religions and public property," she said here.
The death toll in the communal violence in Haryana rose to six on Wednesday with the VHP reporting the death of an injured Bajrang Dal activist while many shops and godown were torched in Gurugram which remained on the edge following clashes here and Nuh.
According to the police, vandalism and arson were reported in at least five areas in Gurugram on Tuesday last night.
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