Madrasa demolition aftermath: Six dead, over 100 injured in violence; Uttarakhand on high alert

The incident, which unfolded on Thursday, has left the city under curfew, with shoot-at-sight orders issued.

Haldwani: The death count resulting from the violence in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani on Thursday, sparked by the demolition of a madrasa, has been revised to six, according to the City Superintendent of Police (SP) on Friday.

Furthermore, more than 100 police officers sustained injuries during the incident, as confirmed by AP Anshuman, the State Additional Director General (ADG) of Law & Order.

According to the SP (City), Haldwani, six people lost their lives in the violent events that unfolded in Haldwani, on the preceding day, as reported by PTI.

In addition, the District Magistrate of Haldwani said on Friday that a mob had attempted to set fire to police personnel who found themselves trapped inside the police station, according to information from an Indian Express report.

In response to the escalating situation, authorities implemented a curfew and deployed paramilitary forces to restore order.

The state government issued a directive permitting security forces to use lethal force against any elements causing disruption, along with a shoot-on-sight order for violence.

On Friday, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami arrived in Haldwani, engaging with injured police personnel and residents affected by the violence.

Dhami pledged that appropriate action would be taken against those responsible for the disturbance, emphasizing the organized attack targeting the police, including female officers, and journalists. He asserted that the arms used in the violence would be thoroughly investigated and handled in accordance with the law.

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