Media Reports on NUR Violence, 2023

  • Read 7 media reports on Nur violence. As we are seeing in Manipur, violence has shifted the focus away from poppy cultivation and illegal immigration from Myanmar. So also violence in Nur has shifted the focus away from Cyber crime and Rohingyas. 

We present excepts from reports with links. As on time of writing, 6 lives lost.

1. Indian Express

“The yatra, which started at Nalhar temple in Nuh, had permission, said a district administration officer. The participants left for Ferozepur Jhirka around 1 pm, boarding buses, cars and bikes. Roughly 1,000 police personnel were deployed at three sites along the route.


Police said the procession was stopped about 5 km away by a group of young men, and stones were pelted at the participants, who headed back to the temple. “One or two cars” in the procession were also set on fire, officers said, adding that violence continued to spiral despite the heavy police deployment.


“The situation is tense in Nuh. There are about 3,000-4,000 people being held hostage at Narhar temple. All of them were part of the VHP’s procession. We are trying our best to first rescue these people,” Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij told The Indian Express earlier.” Source


2. Hindustan Times

“Two Home Guards were killed, over 200 people were injured and dozens of vehicles were torched as communal violence engulfed Haryana’s Nuh on Monday after clashes erupted between Hindu and Muslim groups during a religious procession by the Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad, said police.


According to police officers, the violence began 10 minutes after the procession, of around 200 people, began to walk from Edward Chowk in Nuh town around 2pm. As the group walked down the main road, it was allegedly pelted with rocks by a large crowd. The Hindu side initially fled, but then allegedly regrouped and retaliated.


The group that pelted the rally with stones left a few minutes later, but soon regrouped and began setting afire cars parked along the road. At this point, the violence began to spread across Nuh and neighbouring Gurugram as news of the clashes spread.

About 2,500 men, women and children who had taken shelter at a Shiv temple in Nuh were evacuated by police, Haryana home minister Anil Vij said in Chandigarh.

Kamal Gupta, a devotee, said the temples were Hindus were taking shelter were attacked by Muslim groups. “Devotees were dragged out of buses and cars and assaulted,” he said.” Source

3. Were the riots in Nur pre-planned? Yes says, Utpal Kumar in this Firstpost article.

4Tweet by Times Now Anchor Padmaja Joshi

Padmaja joshi (@PadmajaJoshi) tweeted at 1:28 am on Thu, Aug 03, 2023:
“Over 40 FIRs in the Nuh violence. All make for a revealing read. This one, by Duty Magistrate Abid Husain speaks of how a mob of 400-500 trapped a group of 35-40 yatris: then attacked a police team that went to rescue them.”

5Tweet by Swati Goyal Sharma of Swarajyamag

“Swati Goel Sharma (@swati_gs) tweeted at 1:20 pm on Wed, Aug 02, 2023:
Nuh-Mewat: After attacking Hindu procession, rioters took over a public bus and rammed it into newly set up cyber cell police station to wipe out records. Nuh is one of the biggest hotspots for cyber crimes in country, including sex tortions and fake ads for bikes and phones on.”

Tweet has picture of the bus that rammed into the newly set up cyber police station.

Details of 10 FIRs in Nuh violence also by Swati

Note that NUR is known for cyber crimes. Because Muslims constitute over 80% of the population, it is easy for Rohingyas to settle down there. As we are seeing in Manipur, violence has shifted the public discussion from poppy cultivation and illegal immigration from Myanmar. So also violence in Nur has shifted the discussion from Cyber crime and illegal presence of Rohingyas.

6. See this India Today Video

 7Tweet by India Today TV anchor Shiv Aroor (has video too)

Proof that Nuh riots began with a pre-meditated ambush from the hills after online provocations from both sides, says reporter on ground @Sreya_Chattrjee

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

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