BJP Workers, Cops clash (Photo Credit: ANI Image)
Tension gripped in Bengal’s Howrah on Sunday after the state police stopped Bharatiya Yuva Morcha (BYM) workers from performing ‘Bharat Mata Puja’ on the occasion of Republic Day. According to the reports, the clash broke out between the police and BJP workers after they (workers) were manhandled for not following the police orders.
In a video shared by BJP Bengal, the West Bengal police can be seen thrashing the crowd. The cops can also be seen pulling one of the workers by his hands on the road and also forcefully stuffing the workers inside the police van.
.@mamataofficial & her police stopped BJP workers from performing Bharat Mata Puja in Howrah, West Bengal.— BJP Bengal (@BJP4Bengal) January 26, 2020
Why can’t we perform Bharat Mata Puja in West Bengal? Who is she trying to appease by stopping this puja? pic.twitter.com/5tBKE7JvLO
The workers of Bharatiya Yuva Morcha wanted to hold ‘Bharat Mata Puja’ outside two police stations namely Gorabari police station and Howrah police station, both in Howrah district to symbolically protest against the state police excesses, for which they said they had sought police permission, according to OpIndia.
The police had reportedly threatened to take legal action against the workers who were adamant on performing the puja. The Police, on the other hand, said that the puja was disallowed as it was organised on a congested road causing traffic disruption.