News

India deploys more forces in Uttarakhand after mosque razing triggers violence

By News Desk

February 11, 2024 12:06 PM


Representational image

 

The state government in Indian state of Uttarakhand has sought more central forces for deployment in Haldwani where violence erupted on February 8 after the demolition of a mosque and madrassa, reported Indian media on Sunday.

Indian officials said four companies — containing about 100 personnel each — of the Central Paramilitary Forces have been sought from the Home Ministry to maintain law and order in the Banbhoolpura area, the epicentre of the mob violence.

The requisition was sent to the Centre by Chief Secretary Radha Raturi.

On Saturday, a magisterial probe was ordered into the riots. Chief Secretary Radha Raturi in an order said that a magisterial probe will be conducted by Kumaon Commissioner Deepak Rawat, who will submit his report to the government in 15 days.

Furthermore, the curfew remained in force in the Banbhoopura area but has been lifted from the outer areas of the town.

Nearly 1,100 security personnel are already deployed in the town. Shops were still shut in Banbhoolpura and the roads are deserted.

Internet services also continued to be suspended in the area to prevent rumour-mongering through social media platforms. Six rioters were killed while 60 people were injured in Thursday’s violence, officials said.

So far, three FIRs have been registered and five persons arrested in connection with the violence.

CCTV footage and video clips of the incidents of Thursday collected from different sources are being analysed to identify the rioters, the police said.

The arson, vandalism and attack on the police personnel in Haldwani was part of a conspiracy, Nainital Senior Superintendent of Police Prahlad Meena said.


News Desk


Most Read

  1. Four named in murder of Tipu Truckanwala’s son in Lahore Four named in murder of Tipu Truckanwala’s son in Lahore
  2. Lahore underworld don Balaj Tipu gunned down Lahore underworld don Balaj Tipu gunned down
  3. 'Underdogs' New Zealand vow to 'fight' in T20 series with Australia 'Underdogs' New Zealand vow to 'fight' in T20 series with Australia
  4. Saudi Airline flight makes emergency landing at Karachi Airport Saudi Airline flight makes emergency landing at Karachi Airport
  5. More than 8 million Pakistanis left abroad during 2023: FIA report More than 8 million Pakistanis left abroad during 2023: FIA report
  6. Nazish Jahangir opens up about her Incomplete love story Nazish Jahangir opens up about her Incomplete love story

Opinion

  1. The Dark Side of Generation Z
    The Dark Side of Generation Z

    By Dr Asif Channer

  2. THE SECRET WAR: Public Interest Vs Official Secrets Act 1923
    THE SECRET WAR: Public Interest Vs Official Secrets Act 1923

    By Syed Aun Mohammed Bokhari

  3. Political Opportunism and the 18th Constitutional Amendment
    Political Opportunism and the 18th Constitutional Amendment

    By Muhammad Asad Ayaz

  4. To Know and Not to Know
    To Know and Not to Know

    By Abdullah Bin Tahir

  5. Gender equality: A pre-requisite for a balanced society
    Gender equality: A pre-requisite for a balanced society

    By Mehak Sabir