Abusive words: Complaint filed against Mamata

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Kolkata, Feb 7: A complaint was filed on Thursday by the Association of Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the State Human Rights Commission to protest against her abusing security guards at the Kolkata book fair. Banerjee screamed at the guards publicly saying they should be whipped for making her wait amid the crowd for her car.

The APDPR described the behaviour and language used by the chief minister as "gross violation of human rights". Confirming filing of the complaint, an APDPR official said Banerjee had violated basic human rights and they condemned such behaviour from the highest authority of the state.

This is not the first time that the West Bengal CM has courted controversy. She drew flak from various quarters in the last one year for attacking individuals over several issues. She was found to be humiliating a raped woman, student, professor, farmer and members of the civil society. Recently, she was criticised for saying "Will I go and beat up the Prime Minister?" during a public rally in the state.

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