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Rallies in Kolkata over Delhi violence


Press Trust of India Kolkata
Appealing to people to save the

country from divisive forces, two separate rallies were taken out in Kolkata on Thursday by the Trinamool Congress's women's wing and the Congress-backed Chhatra Parishad over the communal violence in Delhi.
Thousands of women took part in the rally organised by the Trinamool Mahila Congress. It began at Hazra Crossing and culminated at the Gandhi statue in the Maidan area.
The rallyists, led by state minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, shouted slogans targeting the "politics of polarisation and hatred professed by the Sangh Parivar". They also protested against alleged police inaction over the violence.
The Chhatra Parishad also took out a rally in Nonapukur area along the AJC Bose Road. Hundreds of students took part in it, condemning the violence in Delhi and also demanding revocation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
The communal violence in Delhi has claimed at least 34 lives and left over 200 people injured.

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First Published: Feb 27 2020 | 7:36 PM IST

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