Manohar Lal Khattar, the chief minister of Haryana, claimed on Wednesday that his remark that “we can’t protect everyone” in reference to the violence between different religious groups that erupted in the state’s Nuh district on Monday had been misinterpreted.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Khattar appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony in the state. However, he said that no one can guarantee the same, adding that the state can’t protect everyone.
Khattar then claimed that his statement had been taken out of context.
He clarified that he was suggesting that it was vital to guarantee that there was peace among individuals in society in addition to having security professionals to safeguard people.
“Harmony must come first in order to create an environment of security,” he stated.
Over the previous two days, crowds have set a number of automobiles and businesses on fire as well as killed six individuals in the violence.
After a mob attempted to block a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) procession on Monday, fighting broke out in Haryana’s Nuh district. Clashes broke out between the two groups, and cars were burned and stones were thrown.
As word of the unrest in Nuh spread, rioters in the nearby Sohna neighbourhood of Gurugram district set fire to four vehicles and a store.