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Hotel From Where Stones Were 'Pelted' Razed as Demolitions Continue in Nuh

Over 300 structures have been demolished since the outbreak of communal clashes in Haryana's Nuh.

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More establishments were demolished in Haryana's Nuh district on Sunday, 6 August, days after communal clashes broke out between two groups.

A three-storey hotel called 'Sahara Hotel' was razed by the authorities on Sunday, along with several shops near the Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College and Hospital.

The district administration said the hotel was allegedly used by rioters to pelt stones during the violence.

More than 45 illegal structures and 13-15 temporary illegal structures were bulldozed near the Nalhar Medical College on Saturday, Sub Divisional Magistrate of Nuh Ashwini Kumar said while addressing the press.

Similar demolitions took place near SKM Government Medical College in Nuh.

"This has been done on the direction of CM Manohar Lal Khattar. The encroachment was spread across 2.5 acres. All of it was illegal construction. It has been found that some of these people had involvement in the recent clashes," Kumar said.

He added that the owners of some of the structures were involved in the communal violence connected to the Brajmandal religious yatra.

Meanwhile, a panchayat meeting is being held on Sunday by Hindu outfits at Tigra village in the state's Gurugram district. The meeting has been called in order to protest against arrests made in connection with the post-violence demonstrations held across the city. Police have barred outsiders from entering Tigra village, The Indian Express reported.

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This comes two days after around 250 shanties of "illegal immigrants" were demolished in Tauru, located in Haryana's Nuh.
Over 300 structures have been demolished since the outbreak of communal clashes in Haryana's Nuh.

The police said the shanties belonged to alleged illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. The shanties are said to be "illegal encroachments" on Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) land for the past four years.

'Structures Were Illegal'

The district authorities accompanied by heavy police force carried out the operation and later claimed the shanties were illegal.

Narender Birjaniya, OSD to ADGP (Law) Mamta Singh, told the media, “We have carried out demolitions and principally, these structures were illegal. You cannot have an illegal structure and use it to hamper law and order.”

Six people, including two home guards and a cleric, lost their lives in the clashes that erupted in Nuh.

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