Haldwani District Magistrate Confirms Communal Violence was “Pre-Planned and Unprovoked” as Death Toll Revised to Two

Haldwani, in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, is grappling with communal violence following the demolition of an illegally constructed madrasa in the area. District magistrate Vandana Singh labeled the violence as “pre-planned and unprovoked,” pointing to the attack’s initiation in Banbhoolpura after the demolition. The attackers reportedly gathered stones on rooftops before commencing the assault. Singh further detailed that the perpetrators utilized petrol bombs, fired at the Banbhulpura police station, and set vehicles ablaze. She …

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