West Bengal’s Murshidabad district witnessed violent scenes on Friday (13 December) after Muslim organisations called for protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, following the Friday mosque prayers.
As reported by India Today’s associate editor mobs pelted stones on ambulances and vandalised the Beldanga railway station, which included flinging burning tires on the railway tracks.
“The protestors all of a sudden entered the railway station complex and set the platform, two-three buildings and railway offices on fire. When RPF personnel tried to stop them, they were brutally beaten up”, a RPF personnel was quoted as saying.
The protest also resulted in injuries to police personnel present at the scene to control the situation. The violent mob also pelted stones at the Beladanga police station. The Murshidabad district bordering Bangladesh is said to be Muslim dominated.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.