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Chaos In Hooghly: Rioters Attack Railway Station, Police And RAF Personnel

  • Posted on April 5, 2023
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Stone Pelters Cause Train Services Suspension in Howrah-Bardhaman Main Line

On April 3, stone pelting incidents occurred near Rishra Railway Station in the district Hooghly of West Bengal, leading to the suspension of all local and mail express Train services on the Howrah-Bardhaman Main Line for over three hours. The rioters attacked four trains and targeted Gate number four of the Railway Station. The situation was brought under control by the deployment of Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel and the West Bengal Police, who were also attacked by the rioters. Tear gas had to be used to disperse the mob, and one police vehicle parked near the railway crossing was damaged.

Chaos In Hooghly
Chaos In Hooghly

RAF and Police personnel were attacked by rioters in West Bengal's Hooghly district

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and West Bengal Leader of the Opposition, Suvendu Adhikari, criticized the Mamata Banerjee government for the incident and stated that the deployment of Central The only way to ensure the safety of the peace-loving people of West Bengal is through the deployment of Armed Police Forces. The violence occurred after a fresh bout of violence erupted in Rishra on April 2, three days after Islamists unleashed mayhem during the Ram Navami procession in the Shibpur area of Howrah in West Bengal.

Stone pelting disrupts BJP's 'Shobha Yatra' in West Bengal; local legislator among several injured

The BJP was taking out a ‘Shobha Yatra’ in the area, and miscreants pelted stones at the procession, leaving several people, including one of BJP’s local legislators gravely injured. This led to prohibitory orders being imposed, and the internet being suspended. Earlier on March 30, stones were pelted on a Ram Navami procession in the Shibpur area of Howrah, leading to violence and arson. Several disturbing videos of the incident went viral on social media, and a large contingent of police was deployed to maintain the law and order situation in the area.

Chaos In Hooghly
Chaos In Hooghly

Mamata Banerjee urges Hindus not to venture into "Muslim areas" for processions in West Bengal

The West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, attempted to give a clean chit to the perpetrators by first invoking their faith and, second, blaming the violence on ‘outsiders.’ She emphasized that Hindus should avoid entering "Muslim areas" for conducting processions. However, a day after her accusations, the rally organizers refuted the claims of ‘unauthorized routes’ and insisted that they had permission for the procession. The incidents of violence highlight the deteriorating law and order situation in West Bengal, and the Urgent need for the state government to take necessary steps to restore peace and security.

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