Nuh Violence: Schools, Colleges in Gurugram To Remain Closed Today
Educational institutions within Gurugram's Sohna sub-division will remain closed today due to an ongoing crisis sparked by conflicts between two groups on Monday in the Nuh area of Haryana. The District Information and Public Relations officer for Gurugram communicated this closure through a tweet. Apart from Sohna, other educational institutions were directed to shut down on Tuesday and are expected to resume normal operations on Wednesday, as per district officials. The clash in Sohna on Monday night resulted in the destruction of five vehicles and three stores, as reported by authorities.
#UpdateInGurugram On Wednesday, August 2, all educational institutions in the Gurugram district, excluding those in Sohna sub-division, will reopen after a temporary closure. This directive has been issued by Mr. Nishant Kumar Yadav, the District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner. #EducationUpdate #Gurugram #Haryana pic.twitter.com/ZQ5vZbQlX5 — DIPRO Gurugram (@diprogurugram1) August 1, 2023
Local authorities have issued strict instructions to ensure compliance with these measures by all educational institutions. This step has been taken to safeguard students and their surroundings amidst the current instability. Parents and students are advised to stay informed about updates from local authorities. Authorities are working diligently to maintain peace in the area and will closely monitor the situation. The decision to temporarily close schools on August 1 and 2 aims to promote harmony in Gurugram and Faridabad districts. Normal academic activities will resume once the environment stabilizes.
In response to the ongoing violence, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana has characterized the Nuh incident as part of a larger conspiracy and has promised strict action against those responsible. The closure of educational institutions is primarily attributed to the tragic deaths of two home guards, a civilian, and another individual in Nuh district on Monday. These fatalities occurred during clashes with a crowd opposing a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) parade, along with injuries sustained by ten police officers. The confrontation involved stone-throwing and arson, which also had ramifications in the adjacent Sohna region of Gurugram district.
Furthermore, mobile internet services have been temporarily suspended in Nuh and Faridabad districts from Monday until Wednesday to prevent further disturbances. The local authorities remain committed to restoring normalcy and ensuring the safety and well-being of all residents.