The West Burdwan management has suspended Internet inside the Asansol subdivision until Wednesday middle of the night to prevent rumors on social media inside the wake of violence at Barakar on Monday. Police have carried out nightlong raids and arrested 10 humans about the conflict over a Ram Navami procession. On Tuesday, the district management prolonged till April 17 Section a hundred and forty-four of the CrPC in Barakar to save you illegal assembly and stopped all Ram Navami rallies within the region. “We have prolonged Section a hundred and forty-four of the CrPC at Barakar till April 17 and also suspended Internet services within the Asansol subdivision till April 17 nighttime,” said Pinaki Ranjan Pradhan, the subdivisional officer of Asansol.
Paramilitary and Rapid Action Force employees had been deployed at Barakar on the Bengal-Jharkhand border.
“The situation is under control at Barakar now, and normalcy has been restored,” said L.N. Meena, the commissioner of Asansol-Durgapur police. The administration had on Monday nighttime appealed to the organizers of Ram Navami processions in Asansol town to cancel the events following the violence. But sources said all of them had refused to oblige. According to the resources, the organizers have been subsidized through either the Sangh Parivar or Trinamul. “It is a religious event, and we can hold it peacefully. It is the obligation of police and the management to make certain protection so that we will take out rallies peacefully. Why need to we cancel our programmes?” asked Lakshman Ghorui, the West Burdwan district president of the BJP.
V. Sivadasan, the district Trinamul leader, said: “Lord Ram is for all and now not the assets of best the BJP. We will keep rallies like the remaining yr but will no longer permit the BJP to instigate violence. Our people are on alert.”
Altogether, 30 Ram Navami rallies have been held in Asansol amid heightened protection on Tuesday. Trinamul and the CPM have criticized a Facebook publish through the Asansol MP and BJP candidate, Babul Supriyo. Babul’s publish featured a video of the Barakar clash. Jitendra Kumar Tiwari, the Asansol mayor, and Trinamul MLA said: “People recognize how secure they’re in Didi’s Bengal and what is occurring within the BJP-dominated UP and Jharkhand in which people are being killed inside the call of Gau Raksha.
We will resort a criticism with the Election Commission in opposition to Babul Supriyo’s submit on social media.” The CPM said the Facebook publish betrayed the “way of life of the BJP”. “In UP, the Election Commission had to impose an embargo on Yogi Adityanath for three days for making nonsecular remarks and the usage of religion for political gains at some stage in an election marketing campaign,” stated Bansagopal Chowdhury, a CPM country committee member, and former Asansol MP. Asked about Supriyo’s submit, the SDO stated the administration might probe the matter.