Baduria Violence: Section 144 Imposed In The Area

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Basirhat: Section 144 has been imposed in Basirhat following violent protests over a social media post.

Internet services disrupted in Baduria following communal violence in North 24 Parganas since Tuesday night. As a precautionary measure, the government has suspended Internet services in the area, so that rumours are not spread.

Local residents complained that the connectivity is hampered in the violence hit region. However, the government hasn’t notified on the issue. The disruptive services were reported even in Habra and Barasat.

The Centre has rushed 400 paramilitary personnel to Baduria that is hit by communal violence, which started over an objectionable post on Facebook about a holy site.

The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the West Bengal Government over communal clashes.

Four companies of the Border Security Force ( BSF) have been deployed at Baduria, Swarupnagar and Degangatame to tame the communal tension.

Meanwhile, the main accused, who allegedly posted objectionable material on Facebook on Sunday, was arrested on Monday morning and remanded to the police custody for four days. However, this didn’t calm down the members of the protesting community and they resorted to violence and torched the home of the accused.

On Tuesday evening, protestors torched police and government vehicles. Superintendent of Police (North 24 Parganas) Bhaskar Mukherjee was also injured when an angry mob attacked him and torched his vehicle.