Mobile internet services restored as normalcy returns to riot-hit Nuh
Rioters set scores of vehicles on fire during communal conflagration in Nuh, Haryana

Mobile internet services restored as normalcy returns to riot-hit Nuh

The district administration had suspended the internet services following communal clashes on July 31 after a VHP procession was attacked in Nuh

Two weeks after internet services were suspended district following communal clashes that claimed six lives, services have been restored in Nuh district of Haryana, police said on Monday (August 14).

According to Haryana Police, the services were restored Sunday (August 13) midnight.

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Following the violence on July 31, mobile internet services were completely stopped by the state government till 8 August. The suspension was subsequently extended to 13 August.

Six people, including two home guards and a cleric, died in the clashes that erupted in Nuh after a procession of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) was attacked by mobs on July 31 and spread to adjoining areas, including Gurugram.

Following sustained efforts by the Nuh district administration to restore normalcy, markets are now open in the violence-affected areas and people visit them.

Ten days after the violence, orders were given by the district magistrate to open all educational institutions. Schools are now functioning as usual.

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Students are busy preparing for Independence Day celebrations. Police parade units are also preparing for the programme to be held at the district level. “People have got a lot of relief after the services of Haryana State Transport buses were restored and they are not facing any kind of problem in visiting other destinations. Now the situation is quite normal,” Deputy Commissioner Dhirendra Khadgata said.

On Sunday, a 'mahapanchayat' (grand council meeting) organised by Hindu outfits at Pondri village in neighbouring Palwal district decided to resume on August 28 the VHP's Braj Mandal Yatra in Nuh that was disrupted after communal violence. The meeting also made several demands which included an NIA probe into the attack on the VHP yatra in Nuh on July 31 and declaring Nuh a cow slaughter-free district.

(With agency inputs)

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