#SaveBengal: Protest demonstration against West Bengal Government in Delhi





After incidents of communal violence were reported in West Bengal’s Barshirhat, a protest demonstration was held at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar against the West Bengal state government for allegedly flaring up the communal tension.

a fresh bout of violence as clashes broke out between members of two communities at Baduria region earlier this week over an “objectionable” Facebook post by a 17-year-old class X student.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old man succumbed to stab wounds on Thursday in the communal clashes that erupted in Basirhat. Police identified the victim as Kartik Chandra Ghosh, a resident of Basirhat. Three others were also injured in the violence and are being treated at the hospital, said police.

The protestors allege high-handedness from police and state authorities.

A Facebook post showing “objectionable images” linked to the Prophet and Kaaba Sharif at Mecca was the genesis of the communal violence. Since it was being widely circulated, a mob vandalised shops and homes, and set ablaze vehicles, triggering retaliatory violence. According to police, the Facebook post was put up by a Class XI student who has been detained. However, the student has denied putting it up.

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