Kolkata: Violence occurred on Sunday night in Kolkata’s Ekbalpore area after a religious flag was allegedly torn by some miscreants during Eid Milad-Un-Nabi festival.
Media reports claims that a particular group had surrounded the Ekbalpore Police Station to show protest against the incident. They also demanded the arrest of miscreants.
However, the protest turned extremely violent with the two communities getting involved in a fight. Both parties started hurling stones, damaging bikes and public properties and even setting some of them on fire.
West Bengal | On Oct 9, a clash erupted b/w two groups of people from two different communities after allegedly a religious flag was torn by some miscreants during Eid Milad-Un-Nabi festival.Later, a group of people reached Ekbalpore PS demanding arrest of accused in the incident
— ANI (@ANI) October 10, 2022
Following the incident, security has been tightened to stop anything harmful incident to happen again.
BJP Blames Mamata Banerjee
Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders slammed the ruling party led by Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee for the incident questioning the law and order situation in West Bengal.
While sharing a video on Twitter, which he claimed to be of the violence took place on Sunday, BJP’s social media head Amit Malviya said, “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
“On Kojagari Lakshmi Puja, the heinous Noakhali riots also happened, and now this is happening in Kolkata… Under Mamata Banerjee as Home Minister, Kolkata has become completely unsafe, communal riots have become common…” he added.
Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. On Kojagari Lakshmi Puja, the heinous Noakhali riots also happened, and now this is happening in Kolkata…
Under Mamata Banerjee as Home Minister, Kolkata has become completely unsafe, communal riots have become common… pic.twitter.com/hFPBi29o87
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) October 9, 2022
Suvendu Adhikari calls upon Amit Shah
Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari prompted to write Amit Shah about the incident urging the latter to immediately deploy CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) citing that “Hindu community has come under attack”.
“The Hindu community has come under attack in the Khidirpore Mominpur area of Kolkata on the eve of Lakshmi Puja. Many shops and bikes belonging to Hindus have been vandalised by hooligans and anti socials,” wrote Ahikari in his letter to Shah.
The LoP alleged that the state government has ” meekly surrendered in front of the wrath of the goons.”
“I urge you to kindly intervene at this hour and deploy Central forces such as the CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces), so that the spark can be extinguished before it turns into a wildfire. The State Government seems to be unable to control the Law & Order, also they lack the appetite to do so as it affects their electoral prospects negatively,” he added.
I have written to Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah Ji & Hon’ble Governor Shri La Ganesan Ji requesting them to urgently deploy Central Forces in the wake of Mominpur violence & ransacking of Ekbalpur Police Station before the Law & Order situation of WB gets out of hand pic.twitter.com/yr3lB1MaJB
— Suvendu Adhikari • শুভেন্দু অধিকারী (@SuvenduWB) October 9, 2022
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