Schools and other educational institutions are expected to open in Haryana’s Nuh on Friday after remaining closed since July 31, when communal violence erupted in the district. The Haryana State Transport services will also be fully restored from August 11. The authorities also urged Muslim clerics to offer Friday prayers at their homes and encourage people to follow suit.
In adjoining Gurugram district, Jamiat Ulama president Mufti Saleem Qasmi also appealed to the people to not offer the Friday namaz at open places and asked them to pray in mosques or at their homes.
In an order issued on Thursday, Nuh District Magistrate Dhirender Khadgata said, “In view of the normal situation in the area, it has been decided to open all educational institutions from August 11. Similarly, bus services of Haryana State Transport are also being fully restored from August 11.”
“Curfew will be relaxed on Friday. ATMs in the municipal corporation area of Nuh, Tawdu, Punhana, Ferozepur Jhirka and Pingawa and Nagina blocks will remain open during the relaxation period,” it stated.
Six people, including two Home Guards and a cleric, died in the clashes that erupted in Nuh when a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) procession was attacked by mobs on July 31. Gurugram also witnessed stray incidents of violence.
Appealing for peace, Jamiat Ulama president Qasmi said, “I hope that this Friday, like last week, people will desist from offering namaz in open spaces. They are welcome to say their prayers in mosques which are open”.
Gurugram Police Commissioner Kala Ramachandran said 37 FIRs have so far been registered in connection with the clashes. She said more than 70 arrests have been made, while 93 people were detained, of which, 80 have been released after questioning.
Addressing a press conference, the senior police official cautioned against rumour mongering or fake news circulation on social media. She said some chaotic elements are still attempting to disturb peace and incite people, adding that law will catch up with the culprits.
“The situation is normal today and residents have no need to fear. Having said that, they should not pay heed to rumours being circulated on the internet. So far, four cases have been registered for spreading rumours on social media,” Ramachandran said.
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