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Updated February 8th, 2024 at 10:46 IST

VIDEO: Goddess Saraswati Idols Vandalised in West Bengal’s Berhampore | SHOCKING Details Emerge

Ahead of Saraswati Puja in West Bengal, several idols of Goddess Saraswati were seen damaged in Berhampore

Srinwanti Das
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Berhampore Saraswati Idol Vandalisaton: With less than a week to go for Saraswati Puja in the state of West Bengal, in a shocking turn of events, news has emerged from West Bengal’s Berhampore that several idols of Goddess Saraswati, which were being readied for sale ahead of the puja on February 14, have been vandalised by unknown miscreants.

Several idols of Goddess Saraswati were vandalised in West Bengal’s Berhampore | Image: Republic

In several videos accessed by Republic Bangla, locals and idol makers can be seen ruing over the shocking act, adding that just days before the festival, such an act has hurt their religious sentiment and led to financial losses for the idol makers. They have also informed that a police complaint over the matter will soon be lodged.

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Police inspecting the damage to the Saraswati idols | Image: Republic

Notably, Berhampore is the constituency of Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

Training guns on the ruling TMC and Congress, BJP’s Amit Malviya has expressed his shock over the alleged poor law and order situation in the state. He also hinted at appeasement politics between TMC and Congress in the state.

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Idol makers said they suffered heavy losses due to the act | Image: Republic
Locals said they are shocked over the act | Republic

Taking to X, Amit Malviya posted, “Saraswati Puja is on 14th Feb. Days before the puja, several hundred murtis of Maa Saraswati were vandalised in West Bengal’s Berhampore, constituency of Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. While law and order in Bengal is at a nadir under Mamata Banerjee, the state is seeing competitive appeasement between the opposition parties. Earlier, TMC had stopped Saraswati Puja in schools. Bengali Hindus continue to bear the brunt of Mamata Banerjee’s communal politics.”

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Published February 8th, 2024 at 10:44 IST

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