Uttarakhand: Hours after the demolition of illegal madrasa in Uttarakhands Haldwani, violet communal tension gripped in as anti-social elements threw stones at police officials and set vehicles on fire on Thursday. The state government has ordered authorities to shoot rioters on sight. The decision was taken after, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami conducted an emergency meeting to scrutinize the escalating situation. Radicals pelted stones & set vehicles on fire after administration went to demolish illegal madrasa in Haldwani, Uttarakhand. pic.twitter.com/Myv1GWCrLN— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) February 8, 2024Pushkar Singh Dhami convened an emergency meeting to assess the escalating situation, with Chief Secretary Radha Raturi, Director General of Police Uttarakhand Abhinav Kumar, and ADG (Law and Order) AP Anshuman in attendance.Dhami stated that the administrations actions were prompted by a court order as they undertook an anti-encroachment operation in the area.“Anti-social elements there entered into a brawl with the Police. A few Police personnel & administrative officials sustained injuries. Additional companies of Police and Central Forces are being sent there. We have appealed to everyone to maintain peace. Curfew is in place. Strict action will be taken against rioters and encroachers who committed arson,” he told ANI.Reports of violence in Haldwani, Uttarakhand. High level meeting called by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. Curfew imposed in some areas. Paramilitary forces being called in. Chief Minister appeals for peace and calm. pic.twitter.com/yhmWJiqJ2s— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 8, 2024SSP Prahlad Meena clarified that the demolition of the madrasa occurred after prior notification to residents. The demolition was overseen by Municipal Commissioner Pankaj Upadhyay, City Magistrate Richa Singh, and SDM Paritosh Verma, he added.Situation is under control: Uttarakhand DGPUttarakhand DGP Abhinav Kumar stated, At present, the situation is under control. Several police personnel and administration officials have been injured and hospitalized. No fatalities have been reported yet. The situation remains tense but manageable. In the coming days, those responsible for the incident will be identified and dealt with accordingly.