‘Lawlessness in Bengal’: Governor visits violence victims in Assam camps

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'Lawlessness in Bengal': Governor visits violence victims in Assam camps



West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday said the fear he saw in the eyes of people who allegedly fled from north Bengal and took shelter in Assam to escape post-poll violence could not be described in words.

"These people are so terrified that they told me they might be attacked again because I met them. I cannot imagine they are living in such fear. They are facing political vendetta because they opposed the ruling party (in Bengal). I am alerting the government through the media. I will interact with the chief minister," Dhankhar said in Siliguri after returning from Assam.

"There is lawlessness in Bengal," he said.

The governor was scheduled to fly to Assam in a Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter but the flight had to be cancelled because of bad weather. Dhankhar took a road trip. He was accompanied by the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Cooch Behar Lok Sabha member Nisith Pramanik.

Dhankhar visited Assam's Dhubri district and interacted with Bengal residents who fled their homes following post-poll violence allegedly perpetrated by Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers. He met inmates of a relief camp in the Ranpagli area and expressed shock and grief at their plight. He assured that efforts would be made so that they could return to their homes soon.

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/lawlessness-in-bengal-guv-visits-violence-victims-in-assam-camps-101621017780543.html

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