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Kolkata-Based Filmmaker 'Attacked With Bhojali' For Opposing CAA, NRC

According To A Senior Police Officer, The Argument Over The Contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) And The Proposed National Register Of Citizens (NRC) Began Following A Social Media Post By Sen.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 01 Jan 2020, 11:49:08 PM
Kolkata-Based filmmaker Ronny Sen.

Kolkata-Based filmmaker Ronny Sen. (Photo Credit: Facebook/Ronny Sen)

New Delhi:

A young filmmaker was allegedly assaulted by an acquaintance during an argument over CAA-NRC in neighbouring Salt Lake City, police said on Wednesday. The police have arrested the accused following a complaint by the filmmaker, Ronny Sen.

According to a senior police officer, the argument over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) began following a social media post by Sen.

"Last night I was attacked with a ‘Bhojali’, which is a weapon to kill, in front of Bidhannagar College in Salt Lake, Calcutta. It was totally unprovoked and was a cowardly attack by a middle aged right wing Hindutva lumpen. This guy Avijit Dasgupta calls me and starts abusing me on the night of 28th Dec and he was angry because of my posts against the NRC/CAA/NPR. I clearly tell him it’s none of his business and he should not call me again. He kept on sending abusive messages none of which I replied to but finally yesterday night he attacked me with a ‘Bhojali’. I am safe and unhurt. Immediately I lodged a police complaint last night. It’s such a revelation that attacking, killing, shooting, people in the name of nationalism is so normal in today’s India," Sen wrote.

The accused allegedly went to the house of the filmmaker on Monday night and picked up an argument, which led to a scuffle.

"During the scuffle, the accused attacked the filmmaker with a knife," the senior police officer said, adding that the accused has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 01 Jan 2020, 11:49:08 PM

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