Devotees participating in the Kanwar yatra in Gurgaon, Haryana were attacked by people from the Muslim community on Tuesday after they protested against the harassment of women by the Muslim men. Many of the women’s companions were injured in the process and they have been admitted to a hospital. A case has also been registered against the perpetrators.
The incident happened in Nuh town where girls were going to the Bhuteshwar temple to offer kanwar. Several Muslim youths present on the road started harassing the girls, which was protested by relatives and family members accompanying the girls. But the youths attacked them for this and many of them were seriously injured.
The Women Police registered a case against 8 people on the basis of a complaint filed by one Manoj Kumar. One of the accused, Israel, has already been arrested. The other accused, Asif, Hussain, Nauman, Zubair, Subbe, Naeem and Hashim are currently absconding and a search is on to arrest them. The arrested person has been produced before the court.
Manoj, Amit Singh, Sagar Mehra and Parvesh were injured during the attack. Communal tensions are prevailing in the area after the incident. The Police has assured that the rest of the accused will be arrested soon.
The Police said, “An incident has come to light where 7 or 8 people harassed women. We have registered an FIR in the matter. We have already arrested one accused and we will soon arrest the others and take strict action against them.”