The Haryana Government has given permission to a limited group of people to perform Jalabhishek Yatra in Nuh. “A group of 40 people will be given permission to perform Jalabhishek,” said a senior VHP functionary. Although the government had appealed to the VHP not to go ahead with the Yatra, Hindus have decided not to cave in under pressure from any corner. With unwavering support from Khaps, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad is all set to undertake the Yatra. “In just a matter of a few hours, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad is all set to hold the second ‘Jalabhishek Yatra’ through Nuh despite being denied permission for it,” said one of the organisers.
“The VHP has made it categorically clear: the yatra will take place. Its logic is that since this is a ‘tirtha yatra’, there is no question of either seeking or being denied permission. August 28 is the last Monday of the Hindu month of Sawan,” he added.
The VHP has assured that it won’t create tension. VHP international working president Alok Kumar said, “Maintaining peace and harmony in the last month of Sawan, Hindu society will complete its dharma yatra in Mewat.”
Meanwhile, security has been tightened keeping in view of the tension in the Muslim-majority district of Haryana. “This is a nation of pilgrimage. No one has sought any permission and, hence, the question of denial doesn’t arise,” said VHP spokesperson Vinod Bansal, adding that the yatra will start at 11 am.