Bengal communal violence: BJP team to violence hit areas; fresh violence in Basirhat

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah on Thursday constituted a team that will submit the report to the party President after visiting the communal violence affected areas in West Bengal.

A team comprising Om Mathur, Meenakshi Lekhi, Satyapal Singh and Kailash Vijayvargiya will visit the areas affected by the clashes over the Facebook post.

Meanwhile, fresh violence reported on Thursday in Basirhat in North 24 Paraganas district following the imposition of section 144 after clash over the Facebook post. When protesters blocked the road police used tear gas to disperse the mob.

Earlier, a person injured in the Basirhat communal violence died at a Kolkata hospital.

West Bengal: Person injured in communal violence dies in Kolkata hospital

Basirhat is the epicentre of the violence that began in Bengal's North 24 Parganas. Adjoining areas, including Keosha market, Banshtala, Ramchandrapur and Tentulia, witnessed a communal flare-up following a post by a youth on Facebook earlier this week.

Internet services continued to be disrupted and paramilitary forces and police remained posted in the troubled area.

But shops and markets reopened, bus services resumed and locals started coming out of their homes

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