Tension ran high in Nuh in the northern Indian state of Haryana as some criminals threw stones and set cars on fire during a religious procession yesterday, Indian media reported citing the police.
PTI citing police said a religious procession, “Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra”, which was flagged off from Gurugram near Delhi, was stopped by a group of men near Khedla Mod in Nuh.
“Stones were thrown at the procession and at least four cars were set on fire,” an official said.
Police lobbed teargas shells to disperse the crowd while the state government suspended the mobile internet services till Wednesday, and banned assembly of people as tension gripped the area.
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said the government has sent additional security personnel from neighbouring districts.
“Our first priority is to bring the situation under control. We are appealing to all to maintain peace. We are also trying to send forces by helicopters,” he added.