Naib imam, 4 others killed in Hindu-Muslim clashes in India’s Haryana

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Chaos is visible in this photograph taken on August 1, 2023, as clashes erupt in Indias Haryana state. — Hindustan Times
Chaos is seen on this {photograph} taken on August 1, 2023, as clashes erupt in India’s Haryana state. — Hindustan Occasions

Not less than 5 individuals, together with a naib imam of a mosque, had been murdered and greater than 50 had been injured on Tuesday after Hindu-Muslim clashes broke out in Haryana, an Indian state close to the capital New Delhi, the Indian Categorical reported.

The imam was allegedly stabbed to loss of life by a mob of 70 to 80 individuals who additionally burned down the Anjuman Jama Masjid a day earlier.

In keeping with native police, a few of the culprits who burned the mosque have been recognized, towards whom acceptable motion will probably be taken quickly.

Through the incident, the accused people additionally opened fireplace, leading to extreme accidents to the naib imam and one other one that had been each hospitalised. The imam reportedly sustained stab wounds, in keeping with the DCP. Authorities are investigating the incident and aiming to convey these accountable to justice.

The riots broke out after a spiritual procession, known as ‘Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra,’ handed by a Muslim-majority space within the Nuh area.

The procession, initiated by an area BJP officeholder, led to escalating tensions, after which prohibitory orders had been consequently imposed in impacted areas, proscribing gatherings of individuals, whereas cellular web providers have additionally been suspended till Wednesday.

General, the scenario stays tense as authorities take measures to keep up management and forestall additional unrest within the area. Nonetheless, no contemporary violence has been reported up to now.

Updated at 2023-09-13 15:11:27