Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala of Haryana addressed the recent communal violence in the state’s Nuh district and placed blame on the organisers of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Shobha Yatra. He expressed concern that the yatra organisers did not provide complete information to the district administration, which he believes led to the unfortunate incident. Chautala asserted that strict action would be taken against those responsible for the violence, regardless of their political affiliations. He also urged the public to maintain peace, emphasizing that such incidents of communal violence had never occurred in the history of the state.
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Chautala emphasized that adequate security arrangements were in place to maintain peace in the region, which, according to him, had remained peaceful for the past 12 hours without any reported acts of violence. However, the situation escalated when violent confrontations erupted in Nuh following an alleged attack on the VHP Shobha Yatra with stones. The incident was reportedly triggered by the alleged presence of Monu Manesar, who is accused of involvement in cow vigilantism and lynching.
Monu Manesar himself pointed fingers at Maman Khan as being responsible for the clashes in Nuh. He asserted that he had “nothing to do with Nasi Junaid,” as reported by AajTak. However, Chautala made it clear that regardless of the individuals involved, strict actions would be taken against anyone responsible for instigating communal violence, regardless of their political affiliations.
Meanwhile, Randeep Singh Surjewala, a senior leader of the Congress party, criticized the BJP-JJP government in the state for its inability to uphold law and order. In light of this failure, Surjewala called for both Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala to step down from their positions. He expressed deep concern and sadness over the reports of violence and destruction emerging from the Nuh-Mewat region, as reported by PTI.
The incident has sparked a heated debate over the role of the VHP Shobha Yatra Organisers and the need for better communication and coordination with the authorities to prevent such violence. As investigations continue, the state government is under pressure to take appropriate measures to maintain peace and ensure the safety of its citizens. The situation has also brought attention to the larger issue of communal tensions in the region and the importance of addressing them effectively to prevent future conflicts.