West Bengal: Communal tension grips Tehatta school
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted her opposition to the date of the Union Budget, citing Saraswati Puja
But when the puja actually happened, several schools across Bengal, including a few situated just a stone's throw away from her administration in Kolkata, were forced to cancel the festivities fearing reprisals from Islamist groups.
The reason: They wanted Prophet Muhammad's birthday to be celebrated first. This was allegedly a precondition set by the Rajarhat Imam Council. Rajarhat is a newly built township, less than 10 km from Kolkata
Schools that opposed the Rajarhat diktat saw posters on school walls asking to celebrate, complete with the date and time of the event. Welcome to the new Bengal, were hallowed secular institutions, including schools, are facing increasing interference from the Islamist radicals, even as the state's ruling party shamelessly passes the buck or opts for outright denial
1)WHAT KIND OF SECULARISM OS CM OF WB MAINTAINING?
2)CAN SHE STAND HER STANCE?
3)WHY PRESIDENT'S RULE IS NOT IMPOSED? more