Violent protests in haldwani, India, leave two dead and over 80 injured.

Violent protests erupted in the northern city of Haldwani, India, resulting in two fatalities and more than 80 injuries, according to officials on Friday. The unrest followed a government demolition drive against structures categorized as illegal encroachments. The violence escalated during the demolition of a property that officials claimed was not registered as a madrasa or a designated place for Islamic prayers, although some locals considered it a religious site. Authorities emphasized that the protests were not communal but linked to the demolition drive targeting unregistered structures. The Chief Minister pledged strict action against rioters and urged police to deal decisively with unruly elements disrupting harmony and peace.