Facebook Post prompts Communal clash in North 24 Pargana district of Bengal
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 05-Jul-2017

Kolkata, July 5: Social Media is having a noticeable influence on Bengal law and order situation. A comment on making Bengali additional language in CM’s official Twitter account triggered the Gorkhaland issue. Yesterday, a Facebook post about Prophet Mohammed by a 17-year-old student has triggered a communal violence in Banduria area of in North 24 Parganas district.  To regulate the problem, about 400 paramilitary Border Security Force has been sent to the area by Centre.

Due to this Facebook post, clashes in several places broke out. The post was first found on Sunday night. From then the clash started which got majorly spread on Monday in the areas of Basirhat. After 48 hours, the area of Baisrhat got disconnected from rest North 24 Pargana.  A group of people was gathered near the house of the boy who posted it. Police protected the house.

Regarding this issue, Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi called Mamata Banerjee to know about the situation.   But this turned out into a war of words between them. Mamata accused him of "speaking to her like a block-level BJP leader" and said she felt humiliated and "had even thought of quitting".  Governor later stated he is surprised with CM’s attitude. Firstly she breached the secrecy in administration and her language in the press conference was not acceptable.

Bengal CM later also warned them who are creating the chaos. Even after arresting the boy, a group of people continued the clashes. She clearly told such act would not be tolerated by her. She has expressed her disregard for the religious leaders. “You are getting enough protection. But your acts are continuously humiliating me. “  

Even after Mamata’s warning, the situation remained same. District SP Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay got injured and several police cars were set on fire.