Haryana Govt denies permission for VHP’s ‘Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra’ today at Nuh (Haryana)

  • Bajrang Dal, VHP and farmer leader Rakesh Tikait firm to take out the procession
  • Section 144 imposed and internet services suspended

Nuh, Haryana – The Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s planned ‘Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra,’ scheduled for 28th August, has been met with a denial of permission from the Haryana Government. In response, the Bajrang Dal, VHP, and prominent farmer leader Rakesh Tikait remain resolute in their determination to carry out the procession. With Section 144 enforced and internet services suspended, the situation remains tense in Nuh.

The backdrop to this decision is the past incident where the procession was met with an attack by a group of religious fanatic Muslims. Citing concerns over potential unrest, the Haryana Government has opted not to grant permission for the procession. However, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad remains steadfast in asserting that they require no permission to proceed. Furthermore, Rakesh Tikait, a notable farmer leader, has announced his support for the yatra.

Responding to the situation, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar emphasised the Government’s responsibility to uphold law and order, particularly in light of previous violence in Nuh. He suggested that devotees could opt to perform their Puja at the local temple rather than organising a procession.

To prevent the procession from taking place, the Police have set up barricades at the State border, aimed at deterring pilgrims. Additionally, they are closely monitoring social media for any inflammatory content that could contribute to further tensions.

Meanwhile, both the Bajrang Dal and the VHP have declared their intention to conduct ‘Jalabhishek Yatra’ processions in all Districts of Haryana, including Nuh. These organisations have encouraged their members to carry out yatras locally, avoiding large gatherings at Nuh’s Nalhad area.

Editorial Viewpoint

It is ironic that even under the BJP-led Government in Haryana, the Hindu religious procession has faced opposition and attacks. The denial of permission for the procession, despite the political landscape, The fact that Hindus are being barred from carrying out their planned procession has disappointed the Hindu community.