Need to find out reasons behind Baduria: Amartya Sen

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.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:July 11, 2017 2:47 am
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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.”

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