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An Express series on Bengal NHRC report

NHRC report on Bengal violence has become the latest flashpoint. The Indian Express reports on how political fault-lines — and the state’s response — play on the ground.

AN EXPRESS SERIES ON BENGAL NHRC REPORT NEWS

Boycott and a warning: ‘Without party nod, no one will sell anything to these people’

July 20, 2021 12:52 pm

The social boycott at Mahisda and other places following the Bengal Assembly results was one of the issues highlighted by the BJP, including by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and MP Swapan Dasgupta.

Post-election violence: House to house, eight times in two months, 40 families say on the run

July 20, 2021 12:52 pm

TMC supporters Manda Shikari and Tuktuki Nayia deny that any of them chased the NHRC team when it came to the area. “It were Shanu and others with the NHRC team who taunted, abused us. When we protested, Central forces beat us up,” says Naiya.

An Express Series: Raped and poisoned as grandson watched: 60-year-old stays alone, far away from home

July 20, 2021 12:53 pm

Woman’s family alleges TMC men assaulted her, admits attackers include relatives embroiled in land dispute.

An Express Series: Next to lotus on a wall, a death, a piece of land and a web of politics

July 17, 2021 5:19 pm

NHRC report on Bengal violence has become the latest flashpoint. The Indian Express tracks down four illustrative incidents, an alleged murder, rape, arson and social boycott. How political fault-lines — and the state’s response — play on the ground.