Traders are planning to move the High Court as Sikkim goes ahead with the second phase of its plan to become the first fully organic state in the country by banning the entry and sale of 26-odd non-organic horticultural and agricultural products.
The rural polls, scheduled for May 1, 3 and 5, are being seen by all parties as an acid test ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Across the state, 48,606 gram panchayat seats, 9,217 panchayat samity seats and 825 zilla parishad seats will be contested.
While the car sped off, she was taken to a hospital, only to be declared brought dead on arrival, said her son Sandip Routh (21), who claimed he was present at the incident spot — Roopkatha Cinema Hall at Dhadka area, which is around 500 metres from the police station.
In the riots that broke out on March 26, a day after Ram Navami, Mahesh Mondol and Sibtullah Rashidi were killed in Ranigunj and Asansol in West Burdwan district respectively, while many people were injured.
“I am just doing my duty as an imam. Before every prayer, I talk to the people (and) I asked them to start a campaign against rumours. I told them not to pay heed to rumours,” Rashidi told The Indian Express.
On Friday, with police conducting patrols, no further incidents of violence were reported from Asansol, which has a large Hindi-speaking population of mostly migrants from Bihar and UP who have settled here for generations.