West Bengal communal violence: BJP MP Roopa Ganguly detained on way to Basirhat; CPM, Congress delegations too stopped

While the Congress delegation was led by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the Left's was led by CPI (M) MP Mohammed Salim. The Left delegation's second attempt to enter Basirhat was also thwarted.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2017 1:27 pm
west bengal communal violence, basirhat protests, basirhat violence, baduria protests, curfew, amit shah, baduria clashes, centar Security forces in Basirhat on Thursday. (Express/Subham Dutta)

Delegations of the BJP, Congress as well as the CPI (M) were stopped by security forces from entering the riot-affected area of Basirhat areas in West Bengal on Friday. BJP MP Roopa Ganguly, too, has been detained on her way to Basirhat. While the Congress delegation was led by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the Left’s was led by CPI (M) MP Mohammed Salim. The Left delegation’s second attempt to enter Basirhat was also thwarted.

After four days of communal violence, the situation in Basirhat was said to be “under control” by the Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma.

Heavy security forces have been deployed in and around the area in the wake communal violence in West Bengal.

MP Rupa Ganguly detained by Police while on her way (Source: ANI)

The riot started Sunday evening, after a Facebook post, allegedly put up by a Class XI student, with “objectionable images’’ linked to the Prophet and Kaaba Sharif at Mecca was widely circulated.  The violence began on Monday in Baduria and spread to other towns in the North 24 Parganas district after.  The protesters blocked roads with logs and set tyres on fire.

On Thursday, workers from the BJP and Trinamool Congress clashed outside a Kolkata hospital after a man from Basirhat was injured in the riots, died three days after he was brought to the hospital in a critical condition.  Amid the tension, residents alleged that inaction by police and the administration’s failure to maintain law and order gave rise to the communal tension. 

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    Partha Roy
    Jul 8, 2017 at 4:03 am
    The so called (pseudo)-secularists should check the National Crime Bureau's database. 85 of the riots in India have been started by the members of a "particular community". .... This trend, manifested in other forms, has now become a headache for all other democratic countries. For example, in the UK, members of a "particular community" comprise less than 1 of the population, but they are now 15 of the prison population there. In France, the members of a "particular community" are only 9 of the population, but 40 of the criminals now hail from that community. ..... Can the (pseudo)secularists explain why this is happening? .... Needless to say, worldwide we are witnessing how the members of a particular community are so eager to blow themselves up to get their 72.
    1. A
      Jul 8, 2017 at 3:50 am
      So here's the method of madness of BJP-RSS to communaly divide people and get votes of hindu majority in non BJP ruled states Step 1: Get someone to put up a provocative (often morphed) picture on Facebook Step 2: Amplify the rumour-mongering through digital media and word-of-mouth -RSS paid trolls like L. bhadra devi, geroge cruz, rishi, kris etc are used for this action Step 3: Spread propaganda through mouthpieces masquerading as news channels and independent journalists Step 4: Get party politicians to jump in and validate the digital dirt as if it were really happening so the communal riot is created and create fear among the hindu community so that they vote for BJP for their protection from muslims ! They couldnt do it yet in educated state like kerala even though they tried their best to use all the tricks in Sanghi crooked book !! My advise to muslims is not react to any face book post and rumours and jump into street to take revenge which inturn will back fire on you!!
      1. M
        Jul 8, 2017 at 3:32 am
        Witch Mamata is destroying Bengal which will cast its shadow on the rest of India!
        1. N
          Jul 8, 2017 at 1:33 am
          Everyone knows who was behind FB communal Post, same Communal Thugs behind Mob Lynchings to destroy the peace in WB because they cannot win election on Development.
          1. P
            Jul 8, 2017 at 1:30 am
            BJP must be banned. What is EC doing?
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