Violence on Prophet Remark: Internet service suspended in Bengal, curfew imposed amid violence

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Kolkata: Despite the internet service shutdown and curfew imposed in Howrah, West Bengal, members of a community resorted to violence for a third consecutive day on Saturday. Hundreds of miscreants, who took to the streets early this morning in Howrah’s Panchla Bazar area, started arson, ransacking, and looting shops.

A police team deployed on the spot was surrounded and stones were pelted from all sides. Many police personnel have been injured during this. Additional police personnel reached the spot to control the situation and fired tear gas shells after using mild force, but still, the violence could not be stopped.

In the video of the violence that has surfaced, it can be seen that the miscreants are pelting stones at the police personnel surrounded by them. Policemen are seen running.

Protests are taking place across the country against the alleged remarks of suspended BJP leaders Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal on Prophet Mohammad. In West Bengal, Muslims have taken to the streets since last Thursday.

Expressing displeasure, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had warned that there should not be a fierce demonstration in Bengal, but on Friday too, violence, arson, vandalism, looting and stone pelting took place in different parts of Howrah and Kolkata throughout the day. Policemen were also bombed in many areas of Howrah. After this, the District Magistrate announced a curfew until late in the evening. By nightfall, internet service was suspended in the entire district till June 13. Despite this, violence erupted once again on Saturday.

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