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Business News/ News / India/  Communal clash in Haryana's Nuh: SC directs Centre to ensure no hate speech or violence takes place in Delhi-NCR
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Communal clash in Haryana's Nuh: SC directs Centre to ensure no hate speech or violence takes place in Delhi-NCR

Supreme Court orders to prevent hate speech and violence during VHP and Bajrang Dal marches in Delhi-NCR region

New Delhi: Supreme Court of India, in New Delhi, Monday, July 31, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI07_31_2023_000154B) (PTI)Premium
New Delhi: Supreme Court of India, in New Delhi, Monday, July 31, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI07_31_2023_000154B) (PTI)

The Supreme Court today told the Centre and the state government of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi to make sure that no hate speech or violence takes place in Delhi-NCR region during marches being held by Vishwa Hindu Parishad(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 that 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).

The members of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)today staged protests in several parts of the Delhi against the violence that broke out in the Nuh district of Haryana.

A total of 20 paramilitary force companies and 30 Haryana Police units have been deployed in the state to restore peace and order, he said.

“14 units (of police and para forces) were sent to Nuh, while 3, 2 and 1 units were posted in Palwal, Faridabad and Gurugram respectively. At present, the situation is normal in Nuh and surrounding areas but security agencies are on alert," CM Manohar Lal Khattar said.

Earlier, on Wednesday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar informed reporters and said, "Six people — 2 homeguards and 4 civilians — have died in the violence so far. A total of 116 people have been arrested in connection with the violence. They have been taken on remand. Those found guilty will not be spared. We are committed to ensuring order and public safety," Khattar said.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Assistant Commissioner of Police Varun Dahiya (Crime), Gurugram, said, "All schools, colleges and workplaces are functioning normally. There are no restrictions on the movement of traffic. The suspension of moboile internet has also been lifted. I appeal to all not to pay heed to rumours on social media. If anyone wants to report any information, they can reach helpline number ‘112’," as quoted by news agency ANI.

What happened in Haryana's Nuh

Tension gripped Haryana's Nuh district on July 31 after two groups clashed during a procession. Following the clashes, security was tightetened in the adjoining districts of Faridabad, Palwal, and Gurugram.

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.

With inputs from agencies

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Published: 02 Aug 2023, 02:33 PM IST
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