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BJP Calls For 12-hour Bengal Bandh To Protest Against Islampur School Violence

Written By Amita Ghose | Mumbai | Published:

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  • BJP leadership in West Bengal has called for a 12 hours long Bengal Bandh on 26th of September following two students' death in Islampur in a violence
  • Superintendents of Police Sumit Kumar in his official statement on September 21 said that the deceased were not students but outsiders

Bharatiya Janata Party leadership in West Bengal has called for a 12 hours long Bengal Bandh on 26th of September following two students' death in Islampur in a violence. It has been alleged that the students were killed in police firing. BJP leader Mukul Roy announced the bandh on Saturday demanding proper investigations into the case.

On September 20 afternoon in a violent clash, two students lost their lives. It is said that the students of Islampur's Darivita Uchwa Vidyalaya were protesting for better teaching infrastructure at the school and also raising slogans for changing teaching staff when the agitation went a little out of control. Things got worse as the police present there opened fire on the students and two of the protestors lost lives.

Following this incident, the rest of the protestors blocked the roads and police was attacked by stones. It has also been reported that tear gas cell and rubber bullets were fired by police too.

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SP Sumit Kumar in his official statement on September 21 said that the deceased were not students but outsiders.

"In Darivit High School incident at  Islampur, 2 persons who died were outsiders & not students of the school. Mis-information of police firing is being spread by some motivated persons with the vested interest to foment further breach of peace in the area," he said.

"The unruly mob were armed with deadly weapons and attacked the Police due to which one policeman suffered gunshot injury & few others were injured. The police investigation is on to find out the instigators. 7 persons arrested," Kumar further added.

BJP leader Mukul Roy on Saturday at a press conference said, "The way these acts of violence are happening in West Bengal we can see democracy is dying a pathetic death. We want CBI inquiry into the matter."

This incident, however, has created the more complex political scenario in the state. BJP is one of the most prominent oppositions for TMC in Bengal is alleging Mamata Banerjee government violating human rights. Other than BJP, the left leadership has also condemned the incident and took out multiple protest rallies across the state.

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