A teenager uploaded an inflammatory post on his Facebook page which went viral, leading to unprecedented communal violence. Basirhat in Northern parts of West Bengal located very near to the Bangladesh border,has been burning for the past six days after communal violence erupted in the area.
Communist Party of India-Marxist MP Mohammad Salim tried to visit the town on 07 July but was turned away by the State Police. As stated by Mr Salim, the situation has turned ugly purely due to the failure of the state government to act. . Communal violence could have been checked on the first day itself. Thereafter leaders of other parties too tried to visit the area but were stopped.
Under the cyber laws and other existing laws the Govt should have acted both administratively and politically to control the situation and reduce the political tension. Knowingly or unknowingly, the Mamata Banerjee-led government permitted the situation to erupt leading to — mob protests and gathering of crowds. This kind of ineptitude has become the hallmark of the Trinamool Congress. They always benefit from divisive politics. Other organisations and various political parties too have jumped in.
Though the District Administration could have handled this situation, but without the direct orders of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, they made no moves. However this is not what the law says. To act and restore Law and Order, the District Magistrate needs to take action on his own. Therefore the entire district administration and district police need to be sacked, starting with the DM and the SP. Also sacking does not mean transfer but compulsory retirement from service for dereliction of duty. Thereafter there should be an enquiry and if they are held guilty then even their pension should be reduced accordingly.
Mamata Banerjee and her government are trying to lay the blame on the BJP but then what did she do to control the situation or was she taking orders from someone else. Now she is trying to say that her Govt was caught unaware. . . . . . what a govt. Even during her first press briefing after days of in action, instead of appealing for peace, she herself gave wide publicity to a fight or rift between her and the State Governor.
During the Left government’s rule, there were hardly any riots in Bengal.
However even in the last days of Left government, the communal, religious motives, religious symbols, religious leaders had found a space in politics. The anti-Left movement spearheaded by Mamata Banerjee, was ably supported by communal Hindu and Muslim forces as well as other extremist forces. Hatred was generated. Communal symbols and motives were utilised by both communities. Mamata Banerjee utilised these communal forces area wise, wherever that particular community was in the majority.
To secularise the society whatever the communist did, it was in the name of the downtrodden, the poor, the backwards and the minorities. The left played that way with the SC or ST card too, therefore the Bahujan Samaj Party could never gain ground in Bengal. Tribals also did not fell prey to the Maoists. Mamata, on the other hand, played the card of caste, creed, language and religion. All these divisive cards she played gave rise to these divisive forces.