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Allegations of minority appeasement against me deeply insulting, says Mamata

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Kolkata, Sep 21: Reacting strongly over allegations of appeasing the minority community, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said such remarks against her are “deeply insulting”.

On the eve of Durga Puja, while addressing public in South Kolkata, Banerjee said “I do not believe in appeasement. These comments are deeply insulting. I believe in the religion of humanity that talks about the harmony among all the religions”.

Not only this, West Bengal CM also accused the centre of conspiring against the state.

“The centre hatches several conspiracies against us. They take help of different agencies from time to time. But I am strong believer in divine powers. I believe we will demolish all the conspiracies,” she asserted.

Banerjee said she observes the rituals and customs of all the communities with equal enthusiasm but nobody raises the question of appeasement when it comes to a hindu or any other religion festival.

“If I go to Muslim festival, people terms it as appeasement. But when I go the Chhath puja celebrations or observe Buddha Purnima, does anybody ask whom am I appeasing? When I go to the temples or be present in the midnight prayer on Christmas, does anyone raise the question of appeasement?” she asked.

Criticising Calcutta High Court order to lift the ban on Durga idol immersion on the day of the 10th day of Muharram, imposed by state government, Mamata said “Someone can slit my throat, but no one can tell me what to do. I will do what I can to keep peace”, news agency ANI quoted.

“It is not the custom to immerse the goddess on a Saturday or on Akadoshi (the day after Dussehra). So where was the problem? Some people are trying to demean the festival. They are trying to disrupt peace,” Banerjee alleged.

Issuing strict warning, Banerjee said “If anybody tries to create unrest, I would be their biggest enemy. If anyone conspires to disturb the peace, they would have to take the responsibility”.

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Non-bailable warrants against BJP’s Sanjiv Balyan, Sangeet Som in Muzaffarnagar riot case

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The local court of Uttar Pradesh has issued a non-bailable warrant against Former Union minister Sanjiv Balyan, Uttar Pradesh minister Suresh Rana and BJP MLAs Sangeet Som and Umesh Malik and others in connection with a 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case.

The Court has also sought permission from the state to prosecute them under section 153A of IPC for allegedly make hate speeches. According to news agency PTI additional chief judicial magistrate, on Friday issued a non-bailable warrant and asked to all the appear in Court on 19th January 2018.

Almost 60 people died and 40,000 were displaced in Muzaffarnagar communal clashes which took place between August and September 2013

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All strength to your shoulders: Kamal Haasan to Rahul Gandhi

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Chennai, Dec 16: Kamal Haasan on Saturday congratulated politician Rahul Gandhi who has taken over as the new Congress President. The veteran actor-filmmaker says he’s sure that Rahul would work and deserve the admiration like his elders.

“Congratulations Mr. Rahul.G. Your seat does not define you but you can define your position. I have admired your elders. I am sure you would work and deserve my admiration too. All the strength to your shoulders,” Kamal wrote.

The process of his election as the new Congress chief was completed after the Central Election Authority President Mullapally Ramachandran handed over the Certificate of Election to Rahul Gandhi in a ceremony at Congress party headquarters.

The ceremony was marked by loud celebrations as scorces of Rahul Gandhi supporters danced to upbeat tunes, raised slogans, burst crackers and distributed sweets outside the party office here.

Kamal, who is known for films like “Hey Ram” and “Vishwaroopam”, has previously shown desire to join politics. He has also hinted launching his party by January.

On his birthday in November, Kamal announced the launch of a new app, which marked a step towards his political debut.

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Five years of Nirbhaya rape case: Mamata Banerjee calls for making society safe

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Kolkata, Dec 16: Remembering the horrifying Nirbhaya gang rape case in Delhi on its fifth year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday called for making a safe society.

Taking to twitter, Banerjee said  “Remembering #Nirbhaya on the fifth anniversary of brutal Delhi incident. We cannot compensate her loss but let us resolve to keep our society safe”.

On this day five years ago, a 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally gang raped inside a moving bus in the national capital , which led to her death due to internal injuries 13 days later in a Singapore hospital.

The rapists, six in all, pounced on the young woman who had boarded the bus with her male friend to go home after watching a movie.

After committing the crime, they dumped both on the side of a road. Later, some onlookers informed the police.

The brutal crime triggered an nationwide outrage.

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