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West Bengal has become a place for political murders in India. There has been increase in violence against BJP workers, which is the main opposition party by allegedly supporters of Trinamool Congress.

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Days after an 18-year-old BJP member was found hanging from a tree in West Bengal’s Purulia district, the body of another BJP worker was found hanging from an electric pole in the same district. The BJP alleged that the 32 -year-old party worker, who was found hanging from an electric pole in Balarampur, was murdered by TMC supporters for participating in a thana gherao protest organised by the party,.

Leader of the ruling Trinamool Congress Derek O’Brien tweeted to say that the case has been handed over to the CID.

This comes two days after a similar incident on Wednesday invited strong criticism of the TMC government from BJP chief Amit Shah, who said the ruling dispensation has “surpassed the violent legacy of the communist rule” in West Bengal.

In the first murder, which also took place in Balrampur, about 295 km from Kolkata, an unsigned handwritten note in Bengali was found near the body of the victim Trilochan Mahato near his home. The note stated that he was “punished for working for the BJP” during the recent rural polls in the state, police said.

On Friday, the NHRC sent a notice to the West Bengal government over the incident. The commission in a statement observed that the content of the news report, if true, amounts to gross violation of human rights of the victim. It has issued a notice to the West Bengal chief secretary, seeking a detailed report.

The NHRC said it has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that the youth, “belonging to the Dalit community in Purulia, was mercilessly beaten till he died”. Later, his body was found hanging from a tree.

Reportedly, he was a worker of BJP and he had called the family over the telephone, saying he was abducted by a group of men on bikes.

It is said that several other local BJP leaders have been threatened after the BJP won many seats in the district. The father of the deceased has alleged that his son was killed by the workers of the Trinamool Congress (TMC).

It is being alleged that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is anti Hindu. TMC government took the decision to restrict durga-puja idol immersions to 10PM on the day of Vijaya Dashmi and banned any immersions the next day, because Muharram is on the same day.

Mamata Banerjee government had sanctioned Rs 2500 as monthly salary or allowance to West Bengal’s masjid imams on 9 april 2012 and then declared a monthly salary of Rs 1000 to muezzins. She never declared any such allowance for hindu priests. This was clearly a Muslim appeasement step of government.

While Indian investigation agencies are considering illegal Rohingyas as security threat to India, Mamata Banerjee said all Rohingyas are not terrorists and they should be welcomed in India. Just to appease a particular religion people she was making serious statements which can affect internal security of our country.

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