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TMC procession against blockade of CM’s convoy, nun gang-rape

TMC procession against blockade of CM’s convoy, nun gang-rape
Trinamool Congress on Tuesday took out a procession at Ranaghat, demanding justice for the alleged gang rape of a septuagenarian nun three days ago, and against the “heckling” of Mamata Banerjee by CPI(M) and BJP activists when she visited the area.

TMC Nadia district President Gouri Datta said the large procession carried placards both against the incident of gang rape and demanding the arrest of real guilty as well as blocking of the CM’s convoy on NH 34 by the protesters on Monday.

“It was a conspiracy hatched by the CPI(M) and the BJP to stop the police from taking action against the real culprits as the CM wanted to meet the victim at hospital, the convent school authorities and the church, to get first hand information about the incident.

“Our rally is against the ploy by opposition to instigate trouble in the area. They don’t want that the real culprits are arrested,” Datta said. The procession originated from Ranaghat town and passed by the spot where Banerjee’s convoy was stopped.

The chief minister, who had arrived at Ranaghat, faced sudden protest by students and local people who surrounded her convoy and squatted on the road last afternoon.

Meanwhile, a trade bandh was observed in Gangnapur on Tuesday where the convent is located, in protest against the incident and demanding immediate arrest of the culprits.

Basit arrives in Kolkata, to hold talks with Mamata

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit arrived here on Tuesday and is scheduled to call on state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tomorrow to discuss ways for augmenting relations between West Bengal and the four provinces in Pakistan. Noting that both India and Pakistan were democratic and federations where federating units (states) have an important role to play towards promoting bilateral relations at all levels and in all spheres, a statement from the Pakistan High Commission said the visit to Kolkata was aimed at exploring bilateral opportunities and enhancing mutual understanding.

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