WB: CPI (M) leader Mohammed Salim stopped from entering Basirhat

Basirhat : Communist Party of India (Marxist) MP Mohammed Salim, who was leading a delegation to Basirhat in West Bengal today, was stopped 50 kilometers before entering the the violence-hit area.

Heavy security forces have been deployed in and around the area.

Speaking to ANI, Mohammad Salim said, “The situation in Basirhat has become critical. The state government could not fulfill its responsibility and hence it has become a riot affected area.”

“Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would have approached to convert the situation into a normal status. But she was too busy in personal quarrel with the governor,” he added.

He further said that he expects Chief Minister Mamata Banerjeet o take some serious steps against the situation and warn people who were involved in the riots.

“Some people are trying to control the situation and bring back the situation to a normal state. We are also trying to provide safety to the common people,” he concluded.

Communal violence broke out in its Baduria and Basirhat areas over a Facebook post.

Earlier, Mamata had appealed the warring groups to maintain peace and communal harmony in the area. She also held the local police responsible for failing to block Facebook in the beginning only.

A delegation of opposition parties are slated to visit the violence-hit areas of North 24 Parganas district today.

Congress will be represented by Adheer Ranjan Cahudhary and Rupa Ganguly will be the face of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

West Bengal, in the recent few days, has witnessed violence and serious clashes either taking place between two religious groups or between people and the administration.

The boiling pot of it is the Darjeeling unrest, with the Gorkhas, under the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), demanding a separate Gorkhaland for themselves.

The Gorkhas have demanded for a separate land with the claim that they should get what was promised to them i.e. a separate land.

The situation is still intense in the region with the widespread shutdown entering the 22nd day today.

Another incident of violence which erupted was in the North 24 Parganas area on Monday.

Communal violence broke out in its Baduria and Basirhat areas over a Facebook post. (ANI)