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Quelling a Facebook riot in West Bengal

July 18, 2017 9:00 am

People have simply refused to react to morphed, photoshopped and out of context pictures in Badauria-Basirhat. Instead, they are taking out peace marches. The conspiracy to pit one community against the other has failed. All this seems to have frustrated the state BJP leadership.

Simmering for a year

July 16, 2017 8:48 am

Almost all of these incidents had two specific triggers — a derogatory post on social media and secondly, attacks or challenges on religious processions.

Behind Basirhat: West Bengal has seen a string of communal incidents since Mamata Banerjee began her second stint in power

June 26, 2018 11:19 am

Mamata sees in Muslims a solid 27 pc vote bank that can keep her in power. BJP sees in Hindus an ‘ignored group’ that can be its springboard. As Basirhat joins a string of communal clashes in West Bengal, The Indian Express looks at the underlying politics.

West Bengal communal clashes: Calm prevails in riot-hit Baduria town

July 10, 2017 12:00 pm

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday had announced that a judicial commission headed by Justice (Retd) Soumitra Pal of the Calcutta HC would probe the communal violence that rocked Baduria and Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district.

West Bengal violence: BJP, Left, Congress leaders not allowed to visit Baduria

July 07, 2017 12:56 pm

BJP, Left and Congress leaders were on Friday stopped from going to Baduria in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district as the situation was volatile following communal clashes earlier this week, officials said.

West Bengal communal clashes: Mamata appeals for peace, BJP demands President's rule

July 05, 2017 10:33 pm

An objectionable Facebook post allegedly put by a class X student on Monday is what is said to be the trigger of communal clashes in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. While the police arrested the accused on the same day and remanded him to the police custody for four days, dozens of shops and houses were vandalised by a mob.

West Bengal communal clashes: Section 144 imposed in Basirhat, MHA seeks report from Mamata govt

July 05, 2017 4:43 pm

Baduria communal clashes: The clash began after a Class X student allegedly put up a derogatory post on Facebook on Monday, police said. Police nabbed the boy the same day. buy several shops and homes were vandalised and major roads were blocked by the mobs.