Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 5 August, 2023
The Communist Ghadar Party of India strongly condemns the communal violence unleashed in the Mewat region of Haryana, and extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims.
Beginning in Nuh district on 31st July, the violence spread over the next two days to Gurugram and Palwal. At least 6 people have lost their lives and many more have been injured. Hundreds of people have had their vehicles and shops set on fire. Thousands of working people have been forced to flee from these districts.
The Haryana government allowed a ‘Shoba Yatra’, a procession organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal, to take place through Nuh district. No action was taken while a highly provocative hate campaign was unleashed on social media. A man who had been accused of lynching two innocent persons named Nasir and Junaid in February gave an open call to his supporters to join the yatra. This took place even though the police have allegedly not been able to locate this accused person for many months.
Many people appealed to the state government to take preventive steps. However, the state government ignored these pleas and allowed the yatra to go ahead.
The Chief Minister and Home Minister of Haryana have declared that the communal violence in Nuh was a pre-planned conspiracy. The Government of Haryana is trying to hide its own role by suggesting that some mysterious conspirators are to blame. Large number of innocent youth and working people have been arrested.
Those in command must be held responsible for the spread of communal hatred and the tragic loss of lives and property in this episode of communal violence in Haryana. It is not this or that section of the people but the state and those in power who are to blame.