TMC MP Idris Ali Files PIL Opposing Sept 26 Bandh


Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress MP Idris Ali files a PIL in Calcutta High Court on Monday opposing the bandh called by the state Bhartiya Janta Partyon September 26 across the state.

To protest the death of two students in Islampur Darivit High School, the BJP has called for the Bengal Bandh on September 26. The TMC MP has filed a PIL in the Calcutta High Court opposing the bandh. The High Court Justice Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya and Justice Arijit Banerjee’s division bench has approved the application and the hearing will be on Tuesday.

On September 20, students of Darivit High School started a movement in the centering the recruitment of Urdu teacher. An ex-student Rajesh Sarkar died in the firing during the movement. Later, another student Taposh Burman who was critical in the North Bengal Medical College Hospital has succumbed to his injury. It is alleged that two students were killed in police firing. However, the ruling party has blamed the opponents. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from abroad said, “The RSS was backing the movement. The police did not fire.”

In the protest of the death of the student, the Saffron brigade has called afor a 12-hour strike in the state on Wednesday. The TMC opposed the Bandh. TMC’s general secretary Partha Chatteerjee said that it will be tackled politically. Administration and service will be kept active on behalf of the state government. Meanwhile, the TMC leader Idris Ali has filed PIL against the bandh.