The Gurugram Police have booked the organisers of a rally that brandished weapons and shouted slogans in the city.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) organised a ‘Bhavya Bhagwa Yatra’ on April 2, which saw hundreds of men allegedly raising slogans and brandishing weapons.
The videos of the rally were found on social media. The purported videos show men, clad in white and saffron, brandishing swords and dancing on the streets. Some also perform stunts on their bikes. Visuals from the area also show posters of the VHP on vehicles.
Hundreds of men, some atop bulldozers, vans and SUVs, allegedly raised “Jai Shri Ram” slogans and marched on the streets for almost an hour.
The police stated that the rally was illegal as the VHP didn’t take permission for it.
The VHP on the other hand claimed it was a peaceful yatra organised to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti in the city.
Gurugram Police issued a statement saying, "A yatra/procession was taken out by some persons illegally without permission. When this procession reached Sadar Bazar (near the mosque), some anti-social elements shouted slogans and demonstrated by waving swords etc. with the intention of disturbing social harmony and peace. Taking cognizance… Gurugram Police has registered a case under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups), 504 (intentional insult by provoking breach of peace) and 144 (joining unlawful assembly armed with a deadly weapon).”