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Violent protests in Indian city kills two, more than 80 injured

NEW DELHI - Two people were killed and more than 80 injured in violent protests in India s northern city of Haldwani following a government demolition drive against what it calls illegal encroachments, officials said on Friday (Feb 9). The violence erupted on Thursday when Uttarakhand state officials moved to demolish a property that an official said was neither registered as a madrasa nor as a place to offer Islamic prayers, though some locals considered it a religious site. I can confirm two have lost their lives and three people are serious (injured), said senior police official Prahlad Narayan Meena. Over 80 suffered injuries due to stone pelting, including some police and reporters. Vandana, the district magistrate of Nainital where Haldwani is located, told a press conference the demolition drive and its aftermath were not communal and should not be seen as such .


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