Communal clashes was triggered in North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal over an objectionalble Facebook post on Tuesday. The Home Ministry has already asked for a report from Mamta Banergee’s West Bengal government over the communal tension. The centre has to rush 400 paramilitary personnel to bring the situation under control.
According to police, people from one community blocked the roads, disrupted the railway tracks, attacked people of another community and destroyed shops. The violence erupted over a post on Friday about Prophet Mohammed by a 17-year-old student in Baduria, who has been arrested by the West Bengal police.
While, instead of handling the situation the state Chief Minister Mamta Banergee accuses Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi of threatening her. She said that “The way the governor spoke to me was like a BJP block leader. I was threatened, humiliated, I thought of leaving, I was so insulted.” She further said that how dare the governor talked to her about law and order.
Later, the governor’s office issued a clarification and expressed surprise over her “attitude and language” that the Governor cannot remain a mute spectator of the affairs in the state “The governor had asked the Chief Minister to ensure peace and law and order by all means. There was nothing in the talks that would have left the Chief Minister feeling insulted, threatened or humiliated.”
While the Union Minister Mukhtar Ansar Naqvi accused Mamta Banegee today of protecting parellel government and said that due to the backing of goons by the TMC is increasing unrest in WB.