The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the state government on the violence and deteriorating law and order situation on Ram Navami in Howrah, West Bengal.
In a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP state unit president Sukanta Majumdar said that during the recent Ram Navami procession, there was violence against Ram devotees, common Hindu people and our leaders and workers.
All this happened with the support of the ruling TMC and its leadership.
On the other hand, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that BJP goons are behind the violence in the state.
Mazumdar wrote in the letter that the most unfortunate is the role of the police, which has completely lost its impartiality.
Instead of protecting the life and property of the common people, especially the affected Hindus, the police are turning a blind eye to the criminals from the minority community.
Whereas criminals can be easily identified in CCTV footage and videos. The police is supporting the criminals just to please the Chief Minister.
A BJP delegation led by Majumdar met Governor CV Anand Bose and submitted a memorandum to him.
The delegation sought the Governor’s intervention in view of the increasing violence in the state.
The Governor also visited the violence affected area. He said that strong and effective steps will be taken at the earliest to protect the right of the citizens of Bengal to live in peace. Criminals, goons and miscreants will not be allowed to take law into their hands.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in Digha that she has blamed the BJP for the Ram Navami violence in Bengal.
She said that I would have to be alert all the time as to when and where these people would go and create riots. These people do not understand, the people of Bengal do not like riots. Rioting is not the culture of Bengal. We don’t riot, common people don’t riot. BJP brings hired people to incite riots. Riots are organized by hired goons.
West Bengal Police has arrested a youth for allegedly carrying a gun during Ram Navami procession in Howrah district.
A senior officer on Tuesday nabbed the youth from Munger in Bihar. The video of the youth went viral on social media.
In West Bengal, stones were pelted outside the railway station late on Monday night in Risda area of Hooghly. Kaushik Mitra, Chief PRO, Eastern Railway said that keeping in view the safety of the passengers, the operation of all local, mail and express trains on the Howrah-Bandel route was stopped from 10 pm to 1 am.
Heavy police force has been deployed outside Risda station following the incident.
On the other hand, after the violence in Hooghly, the state Governor CV Anand Bose has canceled his Darjeeling program and left for Kolkata. He directly reached Risda from here and visited the spot.
Bose said – miscreants will not be allowed to take law into their hands. All agencies and police forces are doing their work. Bengal has been suffering from such incidents for a long time, we will put an end to it.
State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday appealed to Hindu brothers and sisters to protect Muslims during the month of Ramzan.
Mamta has made this appeal before Hanuman Jayanti on 6th April. Mamta said that I would like to issue an alert for my people for 6 April. We respect Bajrangbali, but BJP may plan to create riots in the guise of this event.
Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee shared a video accusing BJP of spreading violence. A procession is visible in this video, in which a young man is holding a pistol in his hand.
In the caption of this video, Abhishek wrote that this is the formula of BJP rioting – incite communities against each other, supply weapons to incite riots, create an atmosphere of tension between communities and loot political benefits.
In response to this, the Bengal BJP shared a drone video of Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s procession and wrote that this is the original video shared by VHP.
“The video posted by Abhishek Banerjee is not of VHP’s visit. Abhishek Banerjee is defaming Hindus. His attempts to divide people on religious lines should be probed. This is a crime” mentioned BJP.
Howrah police said on Tuesday morning that the youth who had carried a pistol during the procession has been arrested from Munger in Bihar.
Bengal BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, busy in celebrating the state administration holidays, said that the movement of local and express trains had to be stopped due to the incident of stone pelting and bomb hurling at Risda railway station. Train service resumed after the Rapid Action Force’s action. Risda is smoldering and the entire state administration is celebrating beach holiday in Digha. Today there was no procession, then why were bombs hurled and fire set today? The state government says that everything is fine. The government has failed to maintain law and order. Deployment of CRPF is the only solution for the safety of the people of the state.
During Ram Navami in Bengal, the incident of violence started from March 30
March 30: Violent clashes took place in Howrah, North Dinajpur and Islampur in West Bengal during the procession on Thursday i.e. March 30.
There was fierce stone pelting between two groups during the procession here. A young man was killed in this, while five-six policemen were injured.
Police had said that the youth died of a heart attack during the violence. Police had removed people from there with the help of tear gas. Some people were also arrested there.
March 31: On Friday i.e. March 31, once again the incident of stone pelting and arson came to the fore in Shibpur of Howrah.
Here a section has vandalized temples. After this, a flag march was done by the police in the entire area. This led to the arrest of 38 people in both the incidents.