Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is quite irked by Calcutta High Court’s observation of comparing West Bengal and Maharashtra Police in handling religious festivals.

A division bench of Judge in Calcutta High Court under Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Tapobrata Chakrabarty on Friday made a comparison between Mumbai and state police in terms of handling festivals of different communities falling on the same day.

This comparison by the HC was not liked by the Bengal CM following which she issued a stern warning against the Rights wings against their intention to disrupt the prevailing peace in the state. She even accused them of misleading people against the West Bengal government’s arrangements for idol immersion during Durga Puja and Taazia procession during Muharram.

The Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal government had recently announced that the immersions of Durga idols must be completed either on September 30 by 6 pm or be held up for a day till Muharram. The Muharram day has to be kept for Taazia procession.

Soon after the announcement was made by the Mamata government, a PIL was filed in the Calcutta High Court complaining that the Mamata government was trying to divide people on the basis of religion. The PIL also stated that the decision of the Mamata government was like casting an aspersion on the people of the two communities.

First Published | 18 September 2017 12:51 PM
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