6 people were killed and over 50 injured in communal riots in Nuh district. (Photo | PTI)
By Hapreet Bajwa / Express News Service

CHANDIGARH: Even as some panchayats in Haryana have called for ostracising Muslims in the aftermath of communal riots in the Nuh district, some khaps in the state are firming up plans to broker peace between the two communities.  Further, the Sarvkhap Panchayat said the activities of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal should be banned in all the villages across the state.

At the same time, some khaps said the government’s actions post-violence are justified. The state has more than 90 khaps. Their viewpoints assume significance ahead of the next year’s assembly and parliamentary elections as khaps enjoy considerable influence in villages.

Meanwhile, a maha panchayat under the banner of Bhartiya Kisan Mazdoor Union was organised on Wednesday in Bas village in Hisar which gave a call to strengthen the communal harmony and brotherhood. Suresh Koth, who organised the mahapanchayat, said that few people tried to disturb the communal harmony. There are few people who say that they will not allow Muslims to enter the villages we dare them to come here and stop our brothers from entering the villages, he said.

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