Hindu mob kills 19-yr-old imam, burns down mosque in Gurgaon

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In Haryana’s Gurugram, a mosque was burnt down, and its naib imam Maulana Saad, aged 19, was killed by a Hindu mob in the early hours of a Tuesday.

This incident occurred after communal violence broke out in the Nuh district of Haryana.

During the same period, in Gurugram, two men were injured when the Hindu mob shot at them. The violence in Nuh district started after clashes between Hindu devotees participating in a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession and Muslims.

As per a report by Scroll, the procession was halted near the Khedla Mod area in Nuh, leading to the throwing of stones at the devotees and the burning of several vehicles by members of the Muslim community.

Reports suggest that the cause of the clash might have been an objectionable video posted on social media by a Bajrang Dal activist in Ballabhgarh. On Monday, two home guards lost their lives in the violence.

Mohammad Aslam, a member of the mosque committee, revealed that the attackers arrived around midnight and were armed with swords, lathis, and guns, Scroll reported.

Altaf Ahmad, the spokesperson of citizen platform Gurgaon Ekta Manch, stated that the mosque used to be filled with people during Friday prayers. It was the only mosque in new Gurugram where Muslims could pray in congregation without disturbances or threats during the opposition to Namaz in open spaces in 2021-’22 by Hindutva vigilantes. However, now this mosque has also been burned down by communal forces.

As per an NDTV report, prohibitory orders banning large gatherings have been imposed in Nuh, Gurugram, Palwal, and Faridabad, and internet services have been suspended in Nuh until Wednesday.

The police have taken action by registering about 20 cases and detaining several individuals in connection with the violence.

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