Gurugram: Mahapanchayat organized in Tighar village, security beefed up


People have assembled in Gurugram for the ‘Mahapanchayat’ at Tighar village amid the violent riots that have erupted in Haryana. On Sunday, the Hindu Samaj has called for the Mahapanchayat.

Haryana Police have deployed tight security in Gurugram’s Tighar village ahead of this Mahapanchayat. ACP DLF Gurugram, Vikas Kaushik while speaking to reporters has said that, “Gurugram is peaceful and no incident has been reported for the last 2-3 days. We feel that today’s Panchayat will be carried out peacefully.”

He further added “We have had talks with all sides. They have assured us that the Panchayat will happen peacefully…500-1000 people are expected to come for the Panchayat.”

Meanwhile, the Haryana government declared on Sunday that mobile internet services in the Nuh district will be banned till August 8. According to the order issued by the Haryana Home Secretary, the situation in the district remains severe and tight.

On July 31, violence erupted between two factions in Haryana’s Nuh district, killing six persons, including two Home Guards, on Monday. Earlier on Friday, Haryana police stated that 141 persons had been arrested and 55 FIRs had been filed in connection with Monday’s rioting and violence in Haryana’s Nuh district.