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What led to West Bengal's latest turmoil?

What turn the state's politics takes remains to be seen

Ishita Ayan Dutt 

When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of Facebook, had said. The operative word here is "usually". Basirhat is an exception to this general proposition. Events there provoked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to say: There is Fakebook happening in the name of Facebook; I respect Facebook, not Fakebook.  It started with an alleged controversial Facebook post featuring Prophet Mohammed, shared by a 17-year-old boy, on July 2, Sunday. Within hours, ...

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