Calcutta HC directs WB Government to call central forces if State fails to maintain peace in prophet row
Written by Shrishyly.V
Niladri vs State of West Bengal
The Calcutta HC reacts for the recent violence occurred in WB due to BJP spokesperson who remarked against prophet Mohammad. The court directs WB Government to call for central forces if State police fails to control the on-going violence in the state.
The judge demanded to collect video footage of the violence to the State authorities so that the culprit will be punished.
The petitioner must include the losses caused by the violence for recovering the compensation the court added.
Several petitions were filed which included relief for individuals. One of the plea stated that the police failed to take any action while the BJP officers were found burnt in front of their eyes. Another plea prayed for punishing the culprits who blocked the highways and to file FIR with hefty penalties.
Masum Ali Sardar by his petition got directions for peaceful procession, u/s 144 Crpc he challenged the order which was passed by the state authorities previously.
In this case the advocate arguing for WB stated that this incident occurred mainly by two persons who allegedly remarked Prophet Mohammad, this has also spread around other states such as Delhi, UP, Telangana, Rajasthan, MP, Jharkhand etc.
In effect to this the internet services had been suspended in few districts, 26 FIR’s were registered and 240 persons were arrested the advocate general added.
The court directed to maintain peace and control the situation, if not possible by the state authorities then call for the central forces.