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Violence erupts over demolition of ‘illegally built’ madrasa
DEHRADUN, Feb 8: A curfew was imposed here on Thursday as violence erupted in the city’s Banbhoolpura area over the demolition of an “illegally built” madrasa, officials said. Local residents pelted stones at police and torched vehicles here after authorities demolished the madrasa that was built on government land, they said.The madrasa demolition took place after a prior notice to the residents, according to SSP Prahlad Meena.People living around the madrasa hurled stones at the police personnel and journalists, leaving some injured, Meena said.The protestors also set vehicles on fire, he added.The SSP said the madrasa stood on an “illegally encroached government land”. The demolition was carried out in the presence of Municipal Commissioner Pankaj Upadhyay, City Magistrate Richa Singh, SDM Paritosh Verma, he added. (PTI)

Injured Punjab resident succumbs to injuries
SRINAGAR, Feb 8 :The death toll in the terror attack in Habba Kadal area of the city has risen to two as an injured worker from Punjab succumbed to injuries at a hospital here, officials said on Thursday.Rohit Masih succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS Hospital here this morning. He was shifted to the tertiary care institution late Wednesday night after his condition worsened at the SMHS Hospital, the officials said.Another worker from Punjab, Amritpal Singh, had died in the terrorist firing at Shalla Kadal on Wednesday. It was the first targeted killing of the year. J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and political parties in J&K have strongly condemned the attack, the responsibility of which was taken by the banned ‘The Resistance Front (TRF)’, a shadow group of Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba. (PTI)


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