The fire of violence that broke out in Haldwani, Uttarakhand has burnt many lives. People of a particular community pelted stones at the police who had gone to demolish the illegal madrasa and namaz place in Malik's garden in Banbhulpura.
The miscreants set the local police station on fire and also burnt the vehicles of police and media persons standing nearby. Policemen had to run away from there to save their lives. Seeing the situation getting out of control, the District Magistrate has issued orders to shoot at sight the miscreants.
The uproar in Banbhulpura is showing no sign of stopping. The administration has stopped internet service in Haldwani since Thursday night.
According to ANI, 4 people have died and more than 200 policemen have been injured in the Haldwani violence. Instructions have been given to keep schools closed on Friday. The examinations of Kumaon University and Uttarakhand Open University have been cancelled. State Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has called a high-level meeting in view of the matter.
The situation remains tense in Banbhulpura. Curfew was imposed here at night itself. According to media reports, the miscreants were hiding their faces with handkerchiefs and masks. In 3 hours they burnt more than 100 two-wheelers and vehicles.
Teams of police and other central forces are being sent to the incident site. The state government has appealed to the citizens to maintain peace. It has been said that strict action will be taken against those who commit arson.