28 Aug 2023

Haryana: Seers heading towards Nuh stopped at Gurugram

Nuh: The Nuh administration on Monday permitted 15 seers and leaders of right-wing groups to offer prayers at the Shiv temple in Nalhar area of Nuh district in Haryana. 

Authorities had denied permission for the yatra on Monday in the aftermath of the communal clashes on July 31. However, the locals were permitted to offer prayers in the temples in their neighbourhood on the last Monday of the holy month of Shravan.  

Tight security arrangements were made in Nuh in view of the Sarv Jatiya Hindu Mahapanchayat's call to take out a 'shobha yatra' despite administration’s refusal.  Some seers heading towards Nuh were stopped at Gurugram, police officials said.

According to officials, the vehicle of Hindu seer Jagatguru Paramhans Acharya from Ayodhya was stopped at the Ghamorj toll plaza near Sohna. Acharya told reporters that he and his followers were carrying the water of the Saryu river and the soil of Ayodhya for the 'jalabhishek' at Nalhar temple but were stopped by the police. In protest, he sat on a hunger strike near the toll plaza.

Five major checkpoints were set up from the Delhi-Gurugram border until Nuh with media vehicles not being allowed to go beyond the third checkpoint. 

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said everything is under control in Nuh where a Shobha Yatra was organised by the VHP. We have deployed a sufficient police force. And people performed 'Jalabhishek' there as per their customs, added Vij. 

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the religious procession had not been granted permission and urged people to visit local temples for 'jalabhishek'. Almost all vehicles going towards Nuh Mewat are being stopped and checked by state police personnel. Police is also checking the identity cards of people living in Nuh. 

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