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Incidents of violence will put humanity to shame: Governor tells Mamata

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar slammed Mamata Banerjee-led state government over the issue of alleged post-poll violence

Mamata Banerjee | West Bengal


Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: PTI)

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday slammed the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led state government over the issue of alleged post-poll violence adding that the unabated incidents will "put humanity to shame".

"Post-poll violence in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led continues in unabated fury that will put humanity to shame. State apparatus Police just not moved at this plight emboldening those engaged in vandalism. All this to 'punish and discipline' opponents for 'daring' to vote in a democracy," tweeted the Governor.

He shared a video where houses were allegedly damaged after violence. He also shared the image of a police complaint made by a resident of the Canning area in the South 24 Parganas district.

"Shared details to DGP West Bengal Police. Done it on numerous occasions also to Chief Minister No response from any quarter. A day of reckoning for such heinous acts of omission is inevitable Hope good sense prevails and law and order is restored lest democracy be imperiled forever," said Dhankhar.

Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after the results of the assembly elections were declared on May 2. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that nine of its party workers have been killed in the post-poll violence. However, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is denying the allegations.

The Calcutta High Court on Monday formed a three-member Committee for rehabilitation of victims of post-poll violence after Assembly polls. The Committee will comprise one representative each from State Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Commission, Member Secretary and State Legal Services Authority.

The West Bengal Government on May 25 informed the Supreme Court that three people have been arrested in connection with the alleged killing of two BJP workers in post-election violence on May 2 in the state.

On May 7, a four-member team deputed by the Ministry of Home Affairs had visited the Diamond Harbour area of West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district to assess the ground situation.

In May, a five-member Constitution Bench of the Calcutta High Court had also ordered West Bengal Home Secretary to file a report mentioning the places where the violence occurred and the steps taken.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, June 06 2021. 09:26 IST