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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.
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
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."
May 06, 2021 6:46 pm
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement comes hours after a convoy of Union minister and BJP leader V Muraleedharan was attacked in west Midnapore district. The minister has accused “TMC goons” for orchestrating the attack.