The news of the extension of internet ban in Haryana’s four districts till August 5 due to the ongoing violence in Nuh had spread like wildfire. While many saw it as an infringement on their right to freedom of expression, there were others who saw it as a necessary step to curb the violence.
The streets of the affected districts were eerily quiet, with people afraid to step out of their homes. It was as if the internet had been a lifeline that had been cruelly snatched away. However, amidst all the chaos and confusion, there was a glimmer of hope.
Amidst the turmoil of communal violence, a beacon of hope has emerged in the form of the campaign titled ‘Nuh Violence’. The state administration, taking a step towards ensuring the safety and peace of its citizens, has announced the extension of suspension on mobile internet services until midnight on Sunday, August 5th.
The suspension of mobile internet services in the wake of communal violence may seem like a small measure, but it can have significant impacts on the ability of people to stay connected, informed, and safe.
As the state administration announced the extension of the suspension till midnight on Sunday, it was a stark reminder of the need to prioritize peace and safety over convenience and connectivity. Nuh Violence, as a movement, understands the value of dialogue and non-violent action in addressing issues of social and political conflict.
the ban on social media was extended to Nuh, Faridabad, Palwal, and some parts of Gurugram in Haryana, the residents of these areas were left with mixed emotions. Some saw it as an infringement on their right to free speech while others saw it as a necessary step to control the spread of misinformation that has been rampant in recent times.
It was a scorching hot day in Nuh district of Haryana, with tensions brewing beneath the surface. People were murmuring and whispering to each other, fear palpable in their eyes. And then, the worst happened. Two groups clashed, throwing the entire district into chaos and pandemonium.
On Monday, July 1 and tensions were running high. Protesters took to the streets in Nuh, Haryana, decrying the recent outbreak of violence. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court issued notices to the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, signalling a recognition of the gravity of the situation.
As the court issued notices on the plea regarding the Haryana violence, tensions ran high amongst the affected parties. It was no surprise that the next hearing, scheduled for August 4, was anxiously awaited.
With Justices Sanjiv Khanna and SVN Bhatti presiding over the matter, everyone knew that the proceedings would be fair and impartial.
A group of people, united in their fury, marched down the road, their feet pounding the pavement in unison. It was a protest, led by the members of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), against the recent violence that had erupted in the Nuh district of neighbouring Haryana.
The protesters were angry, their voices rising up in a thunderous roar as they marched forward, banners and flags held high above their heads. On Wednesday protests in various parts of the people are against national capital violence which had broken out in the Nuh district of neighbouring Haryana on July 31.
In the bustling streets of Delhi-NCR, a palpable sense of tension filled the air as marches were being held by the VHP and Bajrang Dal. Despite their passionate fervour and dedication to their respective causes, there was a dangerous potential for hate speech and violence to erupt.
The government was at a loss for how to quell the unrest. Protestors had taken to the streets and there were rumors of violence and rioting. The situation seemed dire and the people were scared.
Just when it seemed like things were spiraling out of control, the Supreme Court stepped in.
The air in Delhi-NCR felt thick with tension as the marchers from VHP and Bajrang Dal took to the streets. But amidst the buzz of angry voices and pounding footsteps, there were those who refused to succumb to the hate.
The loss of six lives and the numerous injuries sustained in the aftermath of a violent altercation is deeply distressing. The attempt to stop the Vishva Hindu Parishad procession might have sparked the violence, but the cost of the clash is something no one could have foreseen.
The incidents in Nuh had caused enough damage, but now the violence had spread to Sohna. Angry mobs took to the streets, setting ablaze anything in their path. Four vehicles and a shop were burned to the ground, leaving behind only a trail of destruction.
But the worst was yet to come.
The next day, news broke that a mosque in Sector 57 had been attacked. The naib imam had been brutally murdered, sending shockwaves through the entire city.
The people of Gurugram were at a loss for words. They couldn’t believe that such acts of violence could take place in their peaceful city.