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Hope for peace pinned on Rakhi celebrations in Basirhat, Baduria

August 04, 2017 6:23 am

In July 1905, Viceroy Lord George Curzon had announced the partition of Bengal to separate the Muslim dominated east from the Hindu dominated west. Tagore had protested by encouraging Hindus and Muslims to tie rakhis on each other.

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.

In riot-hit Basirhat, Muslims pool money to help Hindu neighbours

July 09, 2017 8:48 pm

Muslims in this patch of North 24-Parganas on Bangladesh border, where tensions erupted at beginning of the week after a teen’s objectionable post on social media, are pooling money to help Hindu neighbours rebuild their gutted shops and businesses.

West Bengal government returns additional BSF troops for riot-hit areas: MHA

July 08, 2017 8:34 pm

Four BSF companies (comprising 100 personnel each) were sent to Basirhat and two days ago, four additional companies were also dispatched, but these were returned by the state government, the ministry sources said.

Basirhat-Baduria violence: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to set up judicial inquiry to probe into riots

July 08, 2017 4:47 pm

Basirhat-Baduria violence: Fresh tension was reported in Basirhat area on Friday forcing police to lob tear gas shells and resort to baton charge even as the state government decided to ban some organisations for allegedly instigating people.

Basirhat violence Highlights: West Bengal BJP submits memorandum to Guv demanding President's Rule

July 08, 2017 9:05 pm

Basirhat violence LIVE updates: Earlier today, a central team comprising party MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur and Satyapal Singh was stopped from visiting the riot-hit Basirhat and its members were detained.

West Bengal communal violence: Politicos stopped from visiting Basirhat, slam TMC govt

July 07, 2017 10:32 pm

West Bengal communal violence: "We wanted to go and meet the people there to restore peace, but the TMC government did not allow our leaders. The state government does not want the cooperation of opposition parties," state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said.

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

July 07, 2017 1:27 pm

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.

West Bengal violence: Rage, fear on either side of Basirhat divide

July 07, 2017 4:04 am

It’s a divide that has opened up since Sunday evening, after a Facebook post showing “objectionable images’’ which was widely circulated, following which a mob vandalised shops and homes, and set fire to vehicles, triggering retaliatory violence.

West Bengal communal violence: Fresh protests in Basirhat; don't need additional forces, Mamata govt tells MHA

July 06, 2017 10:31 pm

West Bengal communal violence: BJP President Amit Shah constituted a team comprising Om Mathur, Meenakshi lekhi, Satyapal Singh and Kailash Vijayvargiya, who will visit the affected area and will summit a report to Shah on the issue.