Bengal: Communal clashes break out over FB post, Mamata says humiliated after governor calls her

The Centre has sent in three battalions of paramilitary forces to contain the violence.?In photo: The scene of the clashes in Baduria. Photograph:( Facebook )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 04, 2017, 03.00 PM (IST)

Communal clashes have broken out in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district over a Facebook post. 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the clashes broke out between two communities in Baduria of the Basirhat sub-division.

According to PTI, the clashes began Monday evening after a post about a holy site.

Banerjee has reportedly criticised the religious leaders of both communities, warning them of strict action. 

The Centre has sent in three battalions of paramilitary forces to contain the violence. 

Mamata humiliated, thought of quitting

Banerjee however later added that she had felt humiliated -- and had thought of quitting -- after the governor called her over the violence. 

"The way the governor spoke to me was like a BJP block leader. I was threatened, humiliated, I thought of leaving (quitting)... I was so insulted," media reports quoted her as saying.

"The governor has not elected me. The people have elected me. The governor's behaviour was unacceptable. How dare he talk to me about law and order?"

The media reports added that a BJP delegation had met the governor over the violence. 


ANI meanwhile reported the governor, KN Tripathi, as saying the "governor cannot remain a mute spectator of the affairs in the state". 

And that "there was nothing in the talks for which CM may have felt threatened, humiliated. Asked CM to ensure peace, law & order by all means."