Stone-pelting incidents and clashes were reported from the Muslim-dominated area of Nuh in Mewat region of Haryana during the polling. As per news agency IANS, incidents of scuffle and stone-pelting were reported from Nuh at around 8:45 AM on Monday, October 21.
The Muslim-majority Nuh in Haryana has three assembly constituencies, Nuh, Ferozpur Jhirka and Punhana. Mewat region, cuts across state boundaries and consists of Rajasthan and Haryana, is a hotbed of organised crime, cattle smuggling, illegal Rohingyas as well as mob violence against the Police.
Haryana, along with Maharashtra, has gone to polls today. The results of the state assemblies in these two states will be declared on 24th October. BJP leader Zakir Hussain is contesting against Congress’ Aftab Ahmed in Nuh which is believed to be a close contest. According to sources, the supporters of both candidates got into a fight where along with lathis and stone-pelting, people also claimed there was firing. Dozens were injured in the incident.
SP Sangeeta Kalia confirmed the few incidents of violence in Nuh and police security has been increased. The police force is vigilant to ensure peaceful voting.
Note: The report has been updated with latest information.