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West Bengal violence


Opposition leaders visit violence-hit village, BJP reiterates central probe demand

March 24, 2022 3:11 am

The murder of Bhadu Sheikh, the deputy pradhan, in Rampurhat on Monday evening sparked off a chain of events that led to at least eight houses in the area being attacked and set on fire, leading to the death of eight people, including women and children.

West Bengal post-poll violence: NHRC says ‘law of ruler’, names TMC leaders; minister threatens legal action

July 16, 2021 8:12 am

In its final report on the alleged post-poll violence, submitted to the Calcutta High Court on July 13, the NHRC has said that the serious incidents should be investigated by the CBI and tried outside the state, in fast-track courts. It also called for a court-monitored Special Investigation Team to follow up on the investigations.

Post-election violence probe: NHRC team continues meets

June 28, 2021 3:00 am

A statement issued by NHRC said, "As per the direction of Hon’ble High Court of West Bengal.... a Committee has been constituted by Mr Justice A K Mishra, Chairperson, NHRC to look into the various cases, complaints, allegations of violations of human rights, particularly in the post poll period in the State of West Bengal.

Post-Poll Violence: Calcutta HC dismisses state govt’s plea for recall of order on NHRC panel report

June 22, 2021 6:03 am

Rejecting the recall plea, the five-judge bench, headed by acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal, observed that the June 18 order was passed after the State failed to inspire the court's confidence.

No political violence happening now, claims of it is BJP’s gimmick: Mamata Banerjee

June 18, 2021 4:25 am

Banerjee said the only incidents of violence took place during the Assembly polls when the law and order was in the hands of the Election Commission.

Allegations of state complicity in violence false: Bengal to Supreme Court

June 15, 2021 8:41 am

The West Bengal government also said that not all incidents of violence can be categorised as “post-poll violence”.

Ensure Bengal violence culprits punished without exception: 146 former judges, bureaucrats write to President

May 25, 2021 6:07 am

The memorandum, signed by 146 people, said that the “targeted killings” highlight the need for “every right-thinking citizen to observe nonviolence at all costs and respect a democratic process which inherently rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation”.

Blanket Central security for BJP Bengal MLAs based on ‘general’ threat

May 12, 2021 8:00 am

In an unprecedented move, the Centre has accorded personal security to all 77 BJP MLAs in West Bengal following an assessment of threat to the party's elected representatives.

Post-poll violence: Centre sends team to West Bengal, asks for a report in 48 hours

May 07, 2021 2:36 am

It has been given 48 hours to file report while CM says “inefficiencies” crept into the administration during elections when the Election Commission held control and insisted violence reported from areas where the BJP had won

Gujarat BJP protests ‘violence’ in West Bengal

May 07, 2021 12:08 am

Meanwhile, the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) spokesperson Jayrajsinh Parmar said, “Many in the BJP are shedding crocodile tears over the violence in West Bengal."