Haryana violence was preventable. Why did it happen?

Source: The post is based on the article “Monu Questions – Haryana violence was preventable. Why did it happen? What do such incidents around business hubs cost?published in The Times of India on 3rd August 2023.

Syllabus: GS 3 – Internal Security

Relevance: About communal clashes in Haryana

News: Recently, communal clashes took place in Nuh, Haryana which raised various concerns over the state administration.

 What are the different issues arising out of the clashes?

The clashes that erupted in the Nuh spread to Gurugram where many big companies are situated. This raises concerns about the lack of preventive measures by the state administration. 

The Chief Minister referred to a “conspiracy,” as explanation for the violence but the state failed to prevent the “conspiracy”.

Both sides had access to weapons, raising questions about the police’s knowledge and action. The police’s lack of knowledge about the video’s origin and failure to remove it in time also raises questions.

Despite the Supreme Court’s directive to prevent hate speech and violence, VHP and Bajrang Dal conducted more assemblies in Delhi-NCR.

These organizations, including individuals like Monu Manesar, appear to act without facing consequences, as the state machinery seemingly ignores their actions.

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What can be done to prevent such incidents?

This lawlessness has severe consequences for India, as it disrupts businesses and deters new investments, impacting the country’s economic growth and social harmony.

In order to seize the China+1 opportunity and promote prosperity, India must tackle the issue and take measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.

The government should also recognize the importance of maintaining peace and stability for the nation’s progress.

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