Post-Poll violence in Bengal Continues

Post Poll Violence in Bengal

Ever since TMC won the elections in Bengal, post-poll violence has erupted among the supporters of BJP and TMC.

As a result, at least 12 people have been left dead from either camps.

Following the increasingly violent situation in Bengal, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar has summoned the Chief Secretary to brief him on the situation.

The governor had also expressed his concern over the law and order situation in West Bengal.

He also alleged that the West Bengal Police and the Kolkata Police were aiding the violence against the opposition party.

The governor had raised the issue of post-poll violence ever since TMC won the elections.

He also visited victims of Post-poll violence in Cooch Behar and Nandigram.

The TMC has criticized the Governor for his remarks and have accused him for working for the BJP and as the leader of the Opposition.

Many BJP workers, advocates and social workers had filed a petition to the SC demaning an SIT probe on the matter.

On May 25, 2000 lawyers had written to the Chief Justice to look into the matter.

Many of the lawyers were women and they asked the CJI to establish an SIT and investigate into the deaths happening in Bengal.

On 1st June over 600 academicians had appealed to SC to notice of the situation in Bengal.

They wrote to the SC that a large part of the population was living in fear.

The had moved to other states to be spared from the violence ‘supported’ by the ruling party.

Many citizens have also written to the President of India on the matter.

They have criticized the ‘targeted political killings supported by the TMC’.

Both the BJP and TMC have blamed each other for inciting violence.


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