Shelling on Mosque leads to communal tensions

Kankinara has been bubbling with communal tensions since the coming to power of MP Arjun Singh after changing hands with the BJP. A mosque was bombed which led to people of the Muslim community coming out on the streets and protesting for arrest of the perpetrator. Kankinara Railway Station was the center of the protest as the people stopped trains and came onto the railway tracks asking for the authorities to look into the matter since they have been silent and no action has been taken. The protest continued for 2 hours during which the trains were disrupted and the department had a hard time managing the travelers. After the protest was over in the Railway Station, RAF had to come and control the events of a nearby area where the Police had been bombed when they came to resolve an issue. Though the Police claim to have the situation under control, the news says otherwise.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Place of worship perpetrator Religion
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed No
Details of the FIR

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :2 People have been arrested in relation to the matter and the area is under strict surveillance. Current status
Charges Filed Other details
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Main Information
Date of incident: July 16, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Attack on religious infrastructure/Festivals/worship
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Create Communal Riots / Clash
  • Name of the victim : Habiba Bibi, Rest Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Arjun Singh and other alleged BJP members
    State West Bengal
    District/City Kolkata
    Party In Power / Incidents TMC - Trinamool Congress
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