Communal clashes in West Bengal over objectionable Facebook post, section 144 imposed

New Delhi, July 5: An objectionable Facebook post about Prophet Mohammed has triggered communal clash in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district.

To pacify the situation the central government yesterday deployed about 400 paramilitary personnel to the state after clashes erupted in several nearby areas of Kolkata.

A 17-year-old student in Baduria, posted about Prophet Mohammed which triggered a violence between the communities.

However, the student has been arrested in connection with this incident.

To curb the rumours internet services has been blocked and section 144 of the CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure), which deals with unlawful assembly has been imposed in the area.

In a tweet, Kolkata police urged people not to spread rumours in the state.

The violence also evoked words of wars between the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the BJP for inciting communal violence and also alleged that the Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi had threatened her and said he was acting like a “BJP block president” over the issue.

Following this Governer said he was surprised with CM’s attitude and the talks were confidential in nature and none is expected to disclose it.

Wefornews Bureau





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