A 17-year old’s Facebook post led to communal tension in West Bengal, which engulfed North 24 Parganas district. As the post went viral, shops and homes of Hindus in Swarupnagar and Baduria were destroyed and torched by mobs. Around 2000 Muslims attacked Hindu families in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal and offices at several places were set on fire.
The 17-year-old boy who posted the picture and allegedly insulted Prophet Mohammad was arrested but the communal clashes continued. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee failed to control the situation. Under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee situations for Hindus in West Bengal have worsened as 27% of the state population is Muslims. The state has turned into a communal tinderbox.
Over this short span, there has been numerous communal violence reported in West Bengal and the dark days of Bengal are surely seen under Mamata Banerjee’s rule. She has clearly shown her support and appeasement for one community and the results have come out as communal violence in West Bengal, one example of this being the Basirhat communal violence.
“Communal violence will not stop in Bengal because the government has gone into denial mode. Or else, the chief minister wouldn’t have described the Basirhat violence as a ‘minor incident,” alleges CPI(M) member and Lok Sabha MP Md Salim.
After this communal violence erupted in West Bengal former cricketer Mohammad Kaif joined a chorus of voices speaking out against the mob violence in Basirhat condemning those who damaged property and went on a rampage in the name of the Prophet.
Prophet Sahab is too great to b defended against a FB post.Damaging property worth crores&violence is absolutely against his teachings.Shame
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 6, 2017