Baduria violence: MHA seeks reports from West Bengal government

The communal violence broke out in North 24 Parganas district on Monday over a controversial Facebook post.

Published: 05th July 2017 12:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2017 12:49 PM   |  A+A-

A vehicle lies overturned after mobs went on a rampage following a communal flare-up, in Baduria in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Tuesday | Express


NEW DELHI: Following violent clashes in Baduria and Basirhat areas of West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas over a Facebook post, the Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a detailed report from the Mamata Banerjee-led government. 

The communal violence broke out in North 24 Parganas district on Monday over a controversial Facebook post, following which several shops were torched and houses ransacked in Baduria, Tentulia and Golabari. 

On Monday night, Baduria police station was attacked and set ablaze and so were several police.

Accusing the state police of failing to control the situation, party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya earlier urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh for his intervention.

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