Today, other BJP leaders and Roopa Ganguly were stopped near the Kolkata airport as they tried to visit Basirhat, where yesterday violence erupted again after a police Lathicharge. By the police teams from the Congress and the Left were asked to turn back too, from the state capital Kolkata 100km the Basirhat has been barricaded. They were going to the town to appeal for the calm said by the opposition parties. To keep them away Mamata Banerjee has requested, and by promising that no leader from her Trinamool Congress will go their either.
1) Since earlier this week the Basirhat torn apart by the communal, since Thursday morning it was relatively calm, but later afternoon it was erupted again when the police used batons on the angry crowds who alleged that cops were detaining only the youth of Hindu since the riots began from last three days.
2) Dibyendy Biswas the legislator of the area, of the ruling Trinamool Congress, during the detentions was present and locals alleged that he pointed out Hindu homes to the police to be searched. A group of people stopped and searched the cars of the MLA at the main Basirhat road. MLA who had too flee the town with the help of police and by his party now been summoned to explain his alleged action
3) Set up road blocks and burned truck tyres by the angry groups. With brooms and sticks in the hands of the women have come out. Mobs stoned vehicles of police.
4) From Delhi a three-member BJP team has sent by the Chief Amit Shah, who was supposed to visit Basirhat today but rescheduled his trip for tomorrow.
5) On Monday the violence began in Baduria, 20 km from Basirhat, and spread the other two towns in the North 24 Parganas district after a 17 year old boy posted a meme on Facebook about Prophet Mohammad which angered Muslims. Yesterday the teen got arrested and has sent to jail.
6) More than 2,000 Muslims attacked Hindu families in the district and their offices in several places and were set to fir said by the BJP. It has accused Ms Banerjee of protecting anti-social elements and said the situation is a fallout of her appeasement of the Muslim community which supports her party.
7) BJP has been blamed by Ms Banerjee, the RSS and other fringe groups for the violence and accused senior leaders of provocative statements. With the Governor Kesari Nath, Ms Banerjee has heated exchanges, whom she accused of humiliating and insulting her when he called her for an update on the tension. The Governor has said Ms Banerjee's allegations are an attempt to "emotionally blackmail the people of Bengal.
8) Outside the Kolkata Hospital yesterday the workers of the Trinamool Congress and BJP clashed, after a man from Basirhat, injured in the riots, after three days in hospital he died in a critical condition. Kartik Ghosh, 60, had knife wound on his neck.
9) The news of the man’s death was spread all over, a row erupted at the gates of the hospital between the workers of the BJP and the Trinamool Congress over which the party of Mr Ghosh belonged to.
10) Since the Monday night about twenty-one people have been injured and of them eight, including Mr Ghosh, were shifted to the RG Kar Hospital in Kolkata in a crucial condition. On Tuesday the violence peaked. The centre has sent 400 personnel of the BSF on Tuesday for the help to maintain peace, but on Thursday Ms Banerjee turned down the offer of additional troops, by saying that the situation can be handled by the police.
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