Gurugram and Faridabad schools shut amid communal tension in Nuh district
Security was also tightened at Char Qutub, an 800-year-old dargah in Hisar
Amidst prevailing communal tension and the threat to public order in the neighboring district of Nuh, an important decision has been taken to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Today, August 1, all schools and colleges in Gurugram and Faridabad districts will remain closed.
The blockage of roads by anti-social elements has raised concerns, leading the district administration to issue a stern directive to educational institutions to strictly adhere to the closure for the well-being of the community.
Authorities are closely monitoring the situation, working diligently to restore peace and tranquility in the region.
As a precautionary measure, the closure aims to prevent any disturbances during the ongoing unrest in the neighboring district.
Late on Monday, all schools in Gurgaon, Faridabad, and Palwal were ordered to remain closed on Tuesday.
Parents and students are urged to stay informed about the latest announcements from local authorities.
The decision to close educational institutions has been taken with the primary focus on maintaining peace and harmony in Gurugram and Faridabad districts.
Educational activities are expected to resume once the situation stabilizes, ensuring a safe environment for students to continue their learning journey.
Earlier, the government imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in Nuh and Gurgaon.
Later, in response to a request for assistance, the Centre dispatched 20 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to the state.
While Nuh police held a peace meeting with members of both communities on Monday night, there was heavy security deployment on all roads connecting the Muslim-majority district.
Security was also tightened at Char Qutub, an 800-year-old dargah in Hisar.
Communal tension flared up at Nuh Chowk after a religious procession organized by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) reached there.
The atmosphere was charged with tension building up on social media for a day after a member of the Bajrang Dal announced he would take part in the procession.