Haryana authorities on Saturday banned mobile internet and SMS services in Nuh district till August 28 as Vishwa Hindu Parishad will hold the rally in spite of denial of permission to hold the march, PTI reported.
The district administration has banned gathering of four or more persons in public under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Officials have prohibited residents of the district from carrying weapons (licensed weapons) such as guns, clubs and axes in public.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad plans to resume the Brij Mandal Jalabhisheka Yatra on August 28. The violence started in Nuh on July 31 with this same procession. Communal clashes broke out between Hindus and Muslims, and the violence soon spread to neighboring Gurugram.
The violence was carried out by Hindus in Gurugram. Burned down a mosque in Sector 57, killing its deputy imam. On August 1, shops and huts of Muslim migrant workers were set on fire in Sector 70. The violence claimed six lives in two districts.
ANI reported that the local police and intelligence department officials had denied permission for the procession on August 28, fearing a threat to law and order.
On the other hand, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Surendra Jain has expressed confidence that the local administration will provide security and facilitate the procession. “Permission is not taken for religious processions. For religious processions, the administration itself comes forward, cooperates and provides security, he said.