Singh Hooda Urges Law and Order Ahead of Brij Mandal Jal Abhishek Yatra

Former Chief Minister of Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, issued a stern caution to the current Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, to ensure the preservation of law and order in light of the upcoming Brij Mandal Jal Abhishek Yatra scheduled for August 28 in Nuh. Hooda also criticized the Haryana BJP government for its handling of the recent violence in Nuh.

Highlighting the historical precedent of such Yatras in the state, Hooda emphasized, “The Yatras were held in the past but the Yatra’s security, and to maintain law & order is the government’s responsibility.”

Pointing fingers at the Khattar administration’s failure to guarantee security for the yatra in Nuh and maintain a stable law and order environment, Hooda stated, “Whatever happened back then was due to the failure of the government… Despite inputs (about the possibility of violence), the state government did not take preventive measures…” He also revealed that the opposition had submitted an Adjournment motion in the Vidhan Sabha, which has now been forwarded to the government for comments.

Hooda contended that timely preventive measures by the government could have averted the violence, referring to a report from a CID inspector that had forewarned of the potential for such an incident. He highlighted the need for proactive steps and pointed out that there is no animosity among the local population.

In response to the situation, Nuh Deputy Commissioner, Dhirendra Khadgata, communicated, “We have denied permission for yatra (Braj Mandal Shobha Yatra). Still, some have said they will conduct the yatra. We have imposed Section 144.” To further manage the situation, Haryana Police took the step to suspend internet services in Nuh district until August 28.

Elaborating on the internet suspension, an official statement clarified, “Internet services have been suspended from 12:00 noon today till midnight 12 on August 28.” This move was taken as a response to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) intention to proceed with the Yatra despite the lack of permission from Haryana government authorities. The decision to suspend services was based on concerns expressed by local police and intelligence agencies about potential disruptions to law and order.

The Nuh Deputy Commissioner had already recommended halting internet services, leading to the issuance of official orders by the Home Secretary of Haryana to suspend internet service from August 26 to August 28. This series of actions underscores the complex dynamics surrounding the Yatra and the government’s efforts to ensure public safety and stability.

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