Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hits out at BJP directly, blaming the BJP for the violence in Howrah. She asked why the common people should bear the brunt of the sins of the BJP. She clearly said that strict action will be taken against those responsible for the violence. CM Banerjee said that some political party is behind the Howrah violence. Shee said that strict action will be taken against those who try to incite riots.
আগেও বলেছি, দুদিন ধরে হাওড়ার জনজীবন স্তব্ধ করে হিংসাত্মক ঘটনা ঘটানো হচ্ছে । এর পিছনে কিছু রাজনৈতিক দল আছে এবং তারা দাঙ্গা করাতে চায়- কিন্তু এসব বরদাস্ত করা হবে না এবং এ সবের বিরুদ্ধে কঠোর ব্যবস্থা হবে। পাপ করল বিজেপি, কষ্ট করবে জনগণ?
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 11, 2022
Violent protests in Howrah
Let us inform that the situation remained peaceful this morning in Howrah district of West Bengal where violent demonstrations took place on Friday. Meanwhile, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) remained in force in the entire district, including the violence-affected areas, and internet services remained suspended, officials said. In fact, violent protests erupted in many areas of the country including Howrah in Bengal after Friday prayers in protest against the alleged controversial remarks made by suspended spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal about the Prophet Muhammad from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Earlier Mamata Banerjee had said that Nupur Sharma should be arrested. “I condemn the recent heinous and atrocious hate speech remarks by a few disastrous BJP leaders, resulting in not only spread of violence but also the division of the fabric of the country, leading to disturbance of peace and amity,” the Bengal CM had said. Mamata added, “I strongly seek that the accused leaders of BJP be arrested immediately so that the unity of the country is not disturbed and people at large do not face mental agony.”
A police official said that the situation in Howrah district is peaceful. There has been no incident of protest or violence since Friday night. We have deployed a large number of policemen in sensitive areas.” He said that any incident of violence, protests or blocking of roads or disrupting normal life will be dealt with very strictly.