Feb 09, 2024, 12:42AM ISTSource: TOI.in
Police employed tear gas shells as residents threw stones and torched vehicles following the demolition of a madrasa in Haldwani. Communal tension escalated in Haldwani, Nainital district, on Thursday evening after the illegal demolition of a madrasa and mosque-like structure on government land in Banbhulpura. The joint effort by Nainital district administration and civic authorities on Nazool land prompted a violent backlash. The enraged locals swiftly escalated the situation, pelting stones, setting up barricades, and burning vehicles. Police and officials suffered injuries from the stone pelting. The district administration enforced a curfew in Banbhulpura, with all roads leading to the area barricaded.