Violence erupts in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani after madrasa demolition; shoot-at-sight ordered; curfew imposed



HALDWANI: Communal tension clutched the Haldwani area of Nainital district on Thursday evening following the demolition of a madrasa and an underground mosque-like structure that were illegally constructed on government land in the Banbhulpura area.A joint team from the Nainital district administration and local civic authorities undertook the demolition, which enraged the locals.A curfew was imposed following the violence. Residents and police pelted stones at each other and torched vehicles here, sources said. The madrasa demolition took place after a prior notice to the residents, according to SSP Prahlad Meena.



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