1. Baduria communal clashes : Violence in Basirhat of West Bengal over objectionable Facebook post on religious site; know what happened

Baduria communal clashes : Violence in Basirhat of West Bengal over objectionable Facebook post on religious site; know what happened

Communal clashes broke out on Tuesday in Baduria in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

By: | Updated: July 5, 2017 5:50 PM
west bengal riots, baduria, north 24 parganas, riots, communal clashes, bjp, tmc, trinamool congress, mamata banerjee, hindus, muslims, Keshari Nath Tripathi The BJP alleged that over 2000 Muslims attacked Hindu families in the North 24 Parganas district. (Pic: IE photo)

Communal clashes broke out on Tuesday in Baduria in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal over an objectionable post on Facebook, CM Mamata Banerjee has confirmed, according to news agency PTI. Centre has rushed 300 paramilitary personnel to control the situation in the wake of clashes. West Bengal CM Banerjee said in Kolkata that the clashes between members of two communities have broken out in Baduria in Basirhat sub-division of the district over the objectionable post. Official sources in Delhi said the clashes were triggered on Monday evening over the Facebook post about a holy site, according to a PTI report. Three companies (about 300 personnel) of paramilitary forces were being rushed to the state to assist the local police in containing the situation.

According to a report in The Indian Express, Banerjee has criticised the religious leaders of both the communities of that area and warned them of strict action. The BJP alleged that over 2000 Muslims attacked Hindu families in the North 24 Parganas district, the Indian Express report added.

Earlier, in the day, in an unprecedented move, Mamata Banerjee had accused Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi of threatening her and said that he was acting like a BJP block president. “He (Governor) threatened me over the phone. The way he spoke taking the side of BJP, I felt insulted. I have told him that he cannot talk like this,” Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat. “He (the governor) is behaving like a block president of BJP. He should understand that he has been nominated to the post,” she said, according to PTI. “He talked big on law and order. I am not here at the mercy of anyone. The way he spoke to me, I once thought of leaving (the chair),” she said.

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  1. Ajay Kumar De
    Jul 14, 2017 at 12:48 am
    It is possible that now a days so many persons in high places of state power corridor have been hired by BJP leadership by leaving no stone unturned to have their penetration in Bengal smoothened. We remember that some one in Bengal had in his mind that after 'me' there shall not be even a sign board for his 'own' party anywhere, and he succeeded in his mission by showing a personal life style desperately that pays - we notice. So, now all chances need to be kept open for one's guess with whom Modiji had the deal when met in Nazrul Manch or any other place.
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      Kushal Bhowmik
      Jul 8, 2017 at 1:52 am
      Bengal govt. under present dispensation has miserably failed to maintain law and order in the state . By remaining inactive for several days together, post riot , indulged in by muslim cadres of T.M.C in Baduria , on as flimsy a ground as posting of some pictures by a young boy of sventeen , who purportedly likened the images in the post to the Prophet. The house of the boy was allowed to be burnt as retribution.The administration remained inactive. Instead of hounding out those who committed arson the hapless boy has been arrested and since then is being projected as the root cause of the riot. It is nothing but abject surrender to a force who this dispensation dare not touch - vote bank politics has assumed such a frightening proportion. Bengal govt. is pursuing unabashedly a policy of muslim appea t there by encouraging atrocity against the hindus. It is a crime the guv has voiced his outrage against. Govt . is aiding the perpetrators , it has to go. .
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        Tara Dutt
        Jul 8, 2017 at 1:51 am
        "Mopla"" is being repeated by Muslims at 24 pargana, west Bengal. If you go through history carnage of Hindus by Muslims at malabar coast, Kerla is again being repeated by so called "peace loving people". Hindus must awake otherwise they are destined to be doomed.
        1. Sourav Sadhukhan
          Jul 7, 2017 at 5:22 pm
          Jai hindu
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            Kushal Bhowmik
            Jul 6, 2017 at 10:39 pm
            H.E. Keshrinath Tripathi,has rightly cut the C.M to size. Her misplaced notion about herself has been badly punctured. The guv has every right to advise a C.M who has her heart set only on minority appea t and on the vote bank what the muslim community is and no more for her.
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              Kushal Bhowmik
              Jul 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm
              Recent outburst of Miss Banerjee,C.M.W.B., against the guv is gut wrenching.And the retinue of ministers taking it up from where their chief ended and bringing disgrace upon themselves trying to berate the office of the guv. is equally abominable.
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                Ipsita Basu
                Jul 6, 2017 at 4:10 am
                It was not a clash, but an attack!!
                1. A
                  Jul 11, 2017 at 12:03 am
                  Absolutely correct but no body is saying so every where it is stated as clashes .
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                  Effiom beto Amanam
                  Jul 5, 2017 at 6:24 pm
                  Can you boldly mention the tips?
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                    MOHAN LAL BHATTACHARYA
                    Jul 5, 2017 at 12:56 pm
                    The days are not very far, When the other communities will rule in BENGAL, by the MERCY OF THE PRESENT SO CALLED POLITICIANS. CM trying HER BEST TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS FOR EVER and IT SHOULD BE.
                    1. sudip Chatterjee
                      Jul 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm
                      though u r right that muslim cud rule d Bengal as they r very cunning lot who knows when to stab at ur back as history shows but ur assumption that CM is trying her best is far from d truth. The kind of muslim appea t she has been doing ,now d results r showing. May b u r a TMC supporter dats why u r praising her but d fact is it is beyond comprehension why she got herself photographed offering Namaz .this is not secularism rather embolding muslims who don't know other than killing,converting other people to islam n etc etc. this is d starting. When MF Husain painted hindu deity in nude that was creativity for so called liberals,muslim,n award wapsi group, now where r they?
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                        Kushal Bhowmik
                        Jul 6, 2017 at 9:51 pm
                        WB C.M is trying her best to project herself as the messiah of the muslim community. She has tried her best to let the depredations let loose by the rabid muslim elements in her party 's fold continue unhindered. She is ill at ease at being pointedly told by hon'ble governor to carry out her enjoined duty that is to protect lives,homes and hearths of the affected who happen to be hindus.She forgets the guv has every right to advise her. As for her rtinue of ministers-least said the best.
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