West Bengal violence: Basirhat remains tense, opposition delegation to visit riot-hit areas today

The environment in communal violence in areas of West Bengal remains tense, although the Mamata Banerjee government said on Thursday that things are back to normal in and around Baduria, where communal clashes erupted.

Meanwhile, opposition parties, including the BJP, the Congress and the Left Front, now send delegations in the areas of struggle against the disturbances of the 24th district of Parganas Norte to assess the situation and be at the side of the people Affected.

A BJP delegation led by Rupa Ganguly will visit Basirhat to make an assessment of the situation.

The Left Front delegation will be led by the Political Bureau member of the PCI (M) and Mohammed Salim MP and forensic party head of the Left Front, Sujan Chakraborty. They will visit the areas of the disturbances and meet the people affected there.

The congressional delegation will be headed by the State Congress President, Adhir Chowdhury, and will visit the affected air Baduria within 24 Parganas North.

On Thursday, new tensions were reported in the Basirhat area, forcing the police to hurry to catch tear gas and batons to charge.

“New tensions have been reduced to the city of Basirhat and the area of ​​the station after the communal clashes in Baduria in the district.The police had to put pressure on the tear gas shells and resort to the battle to disperse unruly crowd” , A police official said.

Police and BSF personnel immediately rushed to the area to control the situation, he said.

State administration has imposed section 144 in the North Parparas North district and Internet services in the region have been withdrawn.
The West Bengal government has refused on Thursday to deploy an additional 400 soldiers in the central outlying areas of the North 24 Parganas district, according to a spokesman for the Union’s Interior Ministry.

“We have sent eight companies of the paramilitary forces (including 100 people each) in West Bengal to be deployed in areas affected by communal violence. However, West Bengal government has indicated that four of the eight companies are required,” he said. the spokesperson. He told me.

The state government does not cite any reason for its decision.

The state’s refusal stemmed from unprecedented public fears between Governor K Tripathi N and Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee, triggered by a telephone conversation between the two on communal violence.

However, the Governor of West Bengal, K N Tripathi, said Thursday he was pleased with the measures taken to restore peace in the areas of North Parganas district emmertinées.