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In pictures: Violence erupts over demolition of 'illegally built' madrasa in Uttarakhand's Haldwani

Two persons were killed and three critically injured in the violence that broke out over the demolition of an illegally-built madrasa and a place for offering namaz inside its premises in the town

Our Web Desk Published 09.02.24, 03:42 PM
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Vehicles set on fire by miscreants over the demolition of an 'illegally built' madrasa at Banbhoolpura area. Angry residents, including women, in large numbers descended on the streets to protest the action as the demolition of the two structures began. 

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Heavy machinery being used to demolish the madrasa. Residents were seen breaking barricades and arguing with the police personnel engaged in the demolition exercise.

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami during a meeting with officials regarding the recent violence that erupted in Haldwani.

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A damaged police van on a roadside after local residents set vehicles and a police station on fire and hurled stones. As the violence escalated, all the shops in Haldwani were closed. 

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Haldwani MLA Sumit Hridayesh hugs a man during his visit to a hospital to see injured police officials.

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Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel deployed in the sensitive area. After the imposition of curfew, all schools from Classes 1-12 in and around the city have also been closed.

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