Bajrang Dal Protest Malda Violence Outside Banga Bhawan


New Delhi: The Bajrang Dal activist on Friday staged a protest outside Banga Bhawan in New Delhi over the recent communal violence in West Bengal’s Malda district.

On January 03 violent protest broke out in Malda resulting into an attack on the Kaliachak police station and torching of vehicles including those belonging to the Border Security Force (BSF).

A large number of people had gathered to protest against remarks allegedly made to “hurt religious sentiments” in Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, the Centre has decided not to send any official team to West Bengal, as demanded by BJP, as of now to probe the violence in Malda.

A three-member BJP delegation had on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demanded a high-level probe into the Malda violence, alleging it had links with fake currency and narcotics trade and infiltration. Accusing the Trinamool Congress government of protecting criminals involved in the incident of “anarchy and terror”, the BJP team led by general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who is also the in-charge of party’s West Bengal unit, had met Singh, who “assured” them of appropriate action.

BJP leaders have alleged that Trinamool Congress and Janata Dal (United) workers were involved in the Malda violence. Specifically, JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Rasool has been accused of instigating the mob.

Rasool has been alleged to have links with a Muslim organisation called Idra-e-Sharia, which had called the march that turned violent in Malda. The march was called to protest against a Hindu right-wing leader’s controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad in Uttar Pradesh recently.