Communal Tensions arise in Uttrakhand’s Haldwani over Demolition of Illegal Madrasas

Incidents of stone pelting on officials and violence reported from the Haldwani District of Uttrakhand over the demolition of an Illegally constructed mosque and madrasa-like structure. The encroachment drive was to clear the government land and order to demolish the structure.

 After officials demolished an illegal madrasa in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani on Thursday, violent clashes broke out as miscreants hurled stones at police officers and set vehicles on fire.

Visuals From the Site of violence.

Shoot-on-sight order for rioters

In response to the escalating situation, the District Magistrate has imposed a curfew in Banbhoolpura and authorized a shoot-on-sight order for rioters to maintain normalcy in the situation. The order to impose a curfew in the Haldwani City area came into effect at 9 pm tonight and will remain in place until further orders.

Chief Minister Dhami has taken the incident of attacks on police, administration officials, and employees seriously during the removal of illegal construction in Banbhoolpura, Haldwani, as well as the incident of spreading unrest in the area. The Chief Minister has also given strict instructions to all relevant officials to ensure peace and law enforcement in the area.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami also called a high-level meeting in the Haldwani case. Chief Minister reviewed the situation with Chief Secretary Radha Raturi and Director General of Police Abhinav Kumar. He has appealed to the people to maintain peace.

The Chief Minister has also directed strict action against the unruly elements. He emphasized that stringent action should be taken against the perpetrators of this incident to ensure peace in the region. He gave clear instructions that no one should be allowed to flout the law in the state, and administrative officials should continue their efforts to maintain law and order in the region.

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