Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the victims of Birbhum, West Bengal. PM further appealed to the people of Bengal “to never forgive the perpetrators of such incidents and those who encourage such criminals.” The heart-wrenching photograph and videos of the incident state gravity of the incident.
मैं बंगाल के लोगों से भी आग्रह करूंगा कि ऐसी वारदात को अंजाम देने वालों को, ऐसे अपराधियों का हौसला बढ़ाने वालों को कभी माफ न करें: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 23, 2022
According to news reports, On 21st March 2022, Bhadu Sheikh, a deputy Pradhan of the Baguti village, Birbhum was murdered. In response to that, the supporters of the panchayat member burnt at least 8 members of a family alive. Most of them were children and women.
Further, the autopsy report of the bodies revealed that before burning alive they were beaten and then the houses were set on fire.
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Bengal under Mamata Banerjee – Heaven for criminals
Ever since Mamata Banerjee was re-elected to power, things have gone from bad to worst in West Bengal. The concept of law and order seems to have turned into theory alone with no practical applications. The horrendous killings in Birbhum show that insurrection has taken control of the state.
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The situation of law and order is so distressing that even Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was forced to ask the President to intervene. Citing the complete breakdown of the constitutional machinery of the state, he has asked President to impose Article 355. He further said, “during last month itself there were 26 political murders in West Bengal.”
#BreakingNews | Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary and Congress leaders stage sit-in dharna, demands imposition of Article 355 in West Bengal. @KamalikaSengupt and @Sougata_Mukh share details with @shreyadhoundial. #BirbhumViolence #BirbhumMassacre pic.twitter.com/sTyjTQOgqp
— News18 (@CNNnews18) March 24, 2022
West Bengal | SIT is of no use. I will meet President of India over #Birhum incident, will suggest him to consider (imposing) Article 355 in the state. Law and order situation getting worse worse, people feel unsafe in Bengal: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress pic.twitter.com/VsCV6qk75w
— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2022
Post poll violence 2021
After victory in the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, the attack on opposite political parties started. Every political opponent was targeted. Taking cognizance of the disorder, the Calcutta High Court had ordered CBI to investigate the offence of murder, rape, and attempt to rape.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) committee probing the violence in the state had stated in its report to the Calcutta High Court that “the situation in West Bengal is a manifestation of law of ruler instead of rule of law.”
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Justification of violence
Mamata Banerjee justifying violence said, “such incidents are more frequent in UP, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan.” Further, Didi added that “such incidents of violence are the result of a conspiracy hatched to divert attention from issued of concern, such as price hiked of petrol and other commodities.”
It is the most shameful excuse of the West Bengal Chief Minister to hide the failure of state machinery in saving the life of its people. The political violence has brought the state to the situation that the minority community of the state are forced to leave the village.
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Prime Minister has given the assurance to state in helping them to bring perpetrators to justice. Moreover, his appeal to the people of Bengal to not forgive the criminals behind the crime, speak volume about the incident.
The paramount obligation for a nation-state is to provide safety and security to its people when the state fails to provide it, then it has no morality to stay in power. Mamata government must take responsibility for the killings of its innocent people.
I am convinced that Mr 56 inch is a pseudo Hindu. His sekoolar mouth opened now because both sides in this matter are Muslims. If the victims as it is usually the case we’re Hindus, he would have kept silent.
I wish and hope that Yogi kicks him out the way Advani was kicked out
He only feels sad when a special community is in problem.
Hindus can die for all he cares.
Completely agree with the others who have pointed out that Modi opened his mouth only because these Birbhum killings are Phully Sickular – of the bhai jaan’s, by the bhai jaan’s & for the bhai jaan’s ! Aal Sickular Phorsej are sorting out their internal issues Bhery Bhery Peacefully … we Kamnal Phorsej need not get involved 🤗