On Tuesday, September 12, cow vigilante Monu Manesar was arrested by the Haryana police, on charges of instigating the Nuh violence, after 43 days of the riots that took place in Haryana’s Mewat region. Following the arrest, Monu was produced in the court. Monu is being presented as the chief instigator of the violence, despite the fact that he was not even present at the particular point in time.
It is noteworthy that while the victims of the violence were predominantly Hindus, because Muslim rioters started pelting stones on a Hindu Shobha Yatra, the accusation of inciting the violence still is being made against Monu Manesar.
After the court proceedings in Haryana, Monu has now been handed over to the Rajasthan police, in relation to the case of the murder of Nasir and Junaid, which earlier became the talking point across the nation. This development took place despite the fact that CCTV footages from the day of the murder of the two proved that Monu was not in the said location of the crime, and that the Rajasthan police themselves had earlier said that, ‘We have not found any incriminating evidence which proves the direct involvement of Monu Manesar in the murders.’
There were certain social media posts, made by Manesar, which were under scrutiny by the Haryana police, which are being seen as the reason behind the violence erupting in Nuh.