Shoot-At-Sight Orders After Violence During Uttarakhand Madrasa Demolition

More than 50 police-men were injured in a clash with a mob in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani when they went to raze a madrasa that the authorities declared illegal.

Resisting the demolition, the mob at Banbhulpura threw stones at them. All of them are undergoing treatment at a local hospital. Shoot-at-sight orders have been issued in the area and security has been strengthened.

Besides the police, a team of administration and civic officials had gone to the madrasa, which has an adjoining prayer area. Sources said when the JCB machine started running, a crowd of “unruly elements’ took on the officials, throwing stones at them from a distance.

Besides police-men, several administration officials and journalists were injured. Vehicles parked outside the police station were set on fire.