Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Monday expressed concern over communal violence in Baduria and wondered whether such incident was politically-motivated in a state that has a tradition of communal harmony.
Speaking on the sidelines of an event in Kolkata, Sen said, “We have to find out the reasons, which led to the rise of communal flare-up in the state, and whether it was politically-motivated. It has to be found out whether it happened due to provocation. It is true that we are very worried about it.”
Stating that Bengal has a tradition of communal harmony where Hindus and Muslims live together, Sen said, “We have to think why such harmony among people is facing a challenge all of a sudden. There is no room for any disappointment that we cannot do anything about it. We need to think about ways to overcome these challenges.”