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India: Haryana tense after another mosque attacked by mob in Nuh

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A mosque was set on fire by a mob in Haryana’s Nuh district on Wednesday night, while another mosque caught fire due to a short circuit, police said. No one was injured in the incidents, but both mosques suffered some damage.

The arson attack took place near Vijay Chowk, while the other fire occurred near a police station. The police reached the spot and doused the flames. They are also conducting raids to nab the suspects, who have been identified with the help of CCTV cameras in nearby areas.

The incident came amid curfew and prohibitory orders in Nuh and neighboring districts of Palwal, Faridabad and Gurugram, where communal violence erupted on Monday after a procession by Hindu nationalist groups Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal was attacked by some people.

Six people have died so far in the clashes, including a Muslim cleric who was killed in Gurugram on Tuesday. A mosque was also set ablaze in Gurugram by another mob. More than 100 people have been arrested and several others detained in connection with the violence.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered enhanced deployment of security personnel in sensitive areas and a crackdown on hate speech. It refused to stop the rallies by VHP and Bajrang Dal in the National Capital Region (NCR), saying it cannot curtail the right to peaceful protest.


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