Communal violence in West Bengal over ‘objectionable’ Facebook post, Centre rushes paramilitary troops

An ‘objectionable’ Facebook post about a religious site has triggered communal clashes in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, prompting the Centre to rush 300 paramilitary personnel on Tuesday to bring the situation under control.
A scene of communal tension at Baduria (Source: facebook) A scene of communal tension at Baduria (Source: facebook).
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the clashes broke out between two communities in Baduria of the Basirhat sub-division over the “objectionable” post.
Meanwhile, the BJP alleged that over 2000 Muslims attacked Hindu families in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal and its offices at several places were set on fire.
Briefing the media at the state secretariat, Banerjee accused Tripathi of threatening her over phone and alleged that he was acting like a “BJP block president”..
On Monday night, a mob attacked Baduria police station and set ablaze several police vehicles.

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