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West Bengal bandh: Protesters vandalise buses, halt trains

The BJP called for a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal to protest the death of two students during a demonstration over the appointment of school teachers in Islampur area in North Dinajpur district.

West Bengal bandh turns violent as protestors vandalise buses, torch tyres

The BJP called for a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal on Wednesday to protest the death of two students during a demonstration over the appointment of school teachers in Islampur area in North Dinajpur district. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

Clashes broke out between TMC and BJP supporters in West Midnapore, West Burdwan, South Dinajpur and North Dinajpur districts when rallies taken out by the BJP in support of the bandh came face to face with processions taken out by the TMC denouncing it. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

To ensure normalcy, the Trinamool Congress government has set up control rooms and as many as 4,000 police personnel on the streets. The BJP, on the other hand, said the state government was “forcefully” trying to foil the bandh. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

Senior minister and TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said the situation was "completely under control" and normal life was "not at all affected". (Express photo by Partha Paul)

Bus drivers wore helmets as buses were vandalised and torched in parts of the city. (Express photo by Subham Dutta)

BJP has called for a statewide bandh Wednesday over the death of two students in a clash with police in North Dinajpur. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

West Bengal bandh turns violent as protestors vandalise buses, torch tyres

On September 20, a clash erupted between police and students after they stopped two newly-recruited teachers from entering Daribhit High School in Islampur. The students have been protesting over the recruitment of Urdu and Sanskrit teachers as they wanted vacancies in English and Science subjects to be filled. (Express photo by Joyprakash Das)

BJP supporters blocked NH34 at Dalkhola in view of the 12-hour bandh in West Bengal. (Express photo by Subham Dutta)

West Bengal bandh turns violent as protestors vandalise buses, torch tyres

Train movement was obstructed by protesters on Howrah-Bardhaman Main Line. Security was also increased in the city in view of the 12-hour bandh. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

BJP party workers are staging blockades at Chengail, Andul and Ramrajatala stations in the Howrah-Kharagpur section of the South Eastern Railway. (Express photo by Partha Paul)