BJP Office in Kolkata Set Ablaze During Protests Over Remarks on Prophet

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By PRANAY DUTTA ROY

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office was set ablaze in Howrah’s Panchla in West Bengal on Friday, 10 June, during protests over remarks on Prophet Muhammad by BJP leaders, including by former spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

Internet services in the entire jurisdiction of Howrah have been suspended till 6 am on Monday, June 13, an order from the West Bengal government read.

“In view of the recent events in some areas, Internet transmissions and Voice over Internet Telephony may be used for spreading rumour for unlawful activities in Howrah District over-the next few days,” the order read.

Tweeting out a video of the charred office, BJP National Executive Committee member Dr Anirban Ganguly said, “Since they listen to her and unfailingly vote for her, West Bengal Chief Minister and Home-Police Minister should be able to identify and arrest these rioters/pelters who vandalised and set fire to the BJP office in Howrah rural dist this afternoon.”

BJP member Amit Thakur also took to twitter and said: “The Bhartiya Janata Party office is a place of worship for us, today thousand of mad fundamentalist have came and set fire to that place of worship.”

Bengal Imams Association president Muhammed Yahia said it had called for protests inside mosques across the state, demanding the arrest of the two BJP leaders, but said the administration is free to take action against people who are blocking roads and inconveniencing the public.

People also gathered in the Park Circus area and Howrah district of West Bengal to protest.

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