Amid clashes between protesters and police in West Bengal over a suspended BJP leader’s remarks on Prophet Muhammad for the second day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said some political parties want to incite riots and questioned whether people should be punished for the “sins” of the BJP. Why should you suffer?
“I have said this earlier also. Now for two days, normal life has been disrupted in Howrah and incidents of violence have been carried out. There are some political parties behind this and they want to incite riots. But did not tolerate it. and strict action will be taken. BJP has committed a sin, and people will have to suffer?”
In Howrah near Kolkata, protests against BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s remarks on Prophet Muhammad turned violent yesterday. This morning, another clash was reported in the same area.
News agency ANI reported that the police fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters after stone-pelting. The administration has imposed prohibitory orders in the area till Wednesday. Officials said that the internet has been suspended across the district till Monday.
Earlier on Thursday, protesters blocked the road at many places in Howrah.
The chief minister then asked him to withdraw his agitation in the state and go to New Delhi to protest.
Ms Banerjee had told reporters that the comments of Nupur Sharma and now expelled BJP leader Naveen Kumar Jindal have tarnished India’s image across the world and they should be arrested.
Heavy protests are reported from nine states after Friday prayers.
In Jharkhand’s Ranchi, gunshots killed 2 people and injured 12 others – four of whom were policemen – as protesters clashed with police.
Clashes also broke out in several cities of Uttar Pradesh, in which more than 200 people were arrested.
Prohibitory orders have now been imposed in many areas of the country to prevent any untoward incident.
‘या लेखात समाविष्ट असलेल्या कोणत्याही माहिती/सामग्री/गणनाची अचूकता किंवा विश्वसनीयता हमी नाही. ही माहिती विविध माध्यमे / ज्योतिषी / पंचांग / प्रवचन / विश्वास / धर्मग्रंथांमधून गोळा करून तुमच्यासाठी आणली गेली आहे. आमचा हेतू फक्त माहिती पोहोचवणे आहे, त्याच्या वापरकर्त्यांनी ती फक्त माहिती म्हणून घ्यावी. याव्यतिरिक्त, त्याचा कोणताही वापर वापरकर्त्याची स्वतःची जबाबदारी असेल. ‘
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