‘Religion A Personal Choice, Festivities For Everyone’: Mamata Ahead Of Hanuman Jayanti

New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged folks to mark the Hanuman Jayanti competition peacefully so that there’s “no drawback anyplace”.

Chatting with mediapersons in Purnba Medinipur district’s Digha, CM Banerjee stated, “Tomorrow is Hanuman Jayanti. I’ll urge all people to rejoice it peacefully. There shall be no drawback if peace is noticed. Bengal is the land of peace.” “Faith is a private selection, festivities are for everybody,” she added.

Mamata Banerjee’s remark comes within the wake of the state witnessing back-to-back clashes and vandalism in several districts throughout Ram Navami processions.

Notably, violence broke out in West Bengal’s Hooghly district on Thursday throughout a Ram Navami procession. One other spate of violence was reported in Rishra on Sunday at a Ram Navami Rally carried out by the BJP. Get together leaders Biman Ghosh and Dilip Ghosh claimed they’d suffered accidents within the violence.

Throughout the violence, a number of autos, a few of which belonged to the police, had been set on hearth, and several other retailers and auto-rickshaws had been ransacked. 

Throughout the procession, the rioters vandalised private and non-private properties and set autos on hearth. Following the violence in Howrah throughout Ram Navami celebrations, the West Bengal authorities handed over the probe to Legal Investigation Division (CID).

“The Howrah incident could be very unlucky. Neither Hindus nor Muslims had been behind the violence in Howrah. The BJP together with Bajrang Dal and different such organisations had been concerned within the violence with arms,” Banerjee stated.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs has issued an advisory to the states making certain a regulation and order state of affairs throughout Hunaman Jayanti on Thursday.

“The governments are inspired to make sure the upkeep of regulation and order, peaceable observance of the competition, and monitoring of any components that might disturb communal concord in society,” it stated in a press release on Wednesday. 

Earlier within the day, Delhi Police took out a flag march in Jahangirpuri the place violent clashes happened in the course of the Hanuman Jayanti rally final 12 months.

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