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    Published On : Fri, Jul 7th, 2017

    BJP’s Roopa Ganguly forced to turn back from riot-hit Basirhat

    BJP's Roopa Ganguly
    Basirhat: The West Bengal police today stopped a three-party delegation to Basirhat in the wake of the continued violence in district.

    BJP’s Roopa Ganguly, a team of Left leaders and a Congress delegation led by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury attempted to visit Basirhat this morning, but were prevented from entering the town.

    Basirhat, a town about 100 km from Kolkata, has been barricaded to keep out political parties after fresh violence yesterday that saw angry people out on the streets blocking roads, burning tyres and throwing stones at police vehicles till late in the night.

    Prohibitory orders are in place and few people are out on the streets with most shops remaining shut. The opposition parties had said they will go to Basirhat today to appeal for calm and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has requested them to keep away, promising that no leader from her Trinamool Congress will go there either.

    Communal violence broke out in its Baduria and Basirhat areas over a Facebook post.

    Earlier, Mamata had appealed the warring groups to maintain peace and communal harmony in the area. She also held the local police responsible for failing to block Facebook in the beginning only.

    West Bengal, in the recent few days, has witnessed violence and serious clashes either taking place between two religious groups or between people and the administration.

    The boiling pot of it is the Darjeeling unrest, with the Gorkhas, under the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), demanding a separate Gorkhaland for themselves.

    The Gorkhas have demanded for a separate land with the claim that they should get what was promised to them i.e. a separate land.

    The situation is still intense in the region with the widespread shutdown entering the 22nd day today.

    Another incident of violence which erupted was in the North 24 Parganas area on Monday.

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