ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WEST BENGAL-Communal Virus

rounds of communal clashes comprising three separate incidents fouled the political climate of West Bengal. On August 13 there was a violent confrontation between a Muharram procession on the one hand and the supporters of a local sports club on the other in a village in the district of Nadia, This was said to have been a sequel to a long-standing rivalry over a football ground. Two persons were hacked to death and nine other injured in the course of this clash.. The next round of two separate incidents took place on August 15, independence day: one in the east-central Calcutta region and the other in the southwestern suburb of Matiabruz. In one of his speeches on independence day, chief minister Jyoti Basu deplored these two incidents.

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