New Delhi: The Fact Finding Committee on the violence in West Bengal after the assembly elections submitted its report to the Ministry of Home Affairs. Regarding this, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said that the report given by the committee will be examined by the Ministry of Home Affairs and we will take whatever steps have to be taken in this matter.
G Kishan Reddy said, “The committee was formed in the context of the post-poll violence in West Bengal. He has submitted his report. 25 people have been killed after the election. There have been 15000 incidents of violence and 7000 women have been tortured.
Along with this, he said, “Political violence took place in 16 districts. Due to the damage done during the violence, people have gone to other states in fear. We will examine the report given by the committee through the Ministry of Home Affairs. We will take whatever steps have to be taken in the matter.”
What’s in the report?
The Fact Finding Committee has said in its report that supporters of a particular party were targeted during the violence. Goons and mafia were also involved in this violence along with political workers. The report also said that those who did not vote were beaten up and asked not to vote for a particular party. Women were raped. People’s houses were demolished.
Along with this, it is also mentioned in the report that after the violence, the victims were also prevented from going to the police. The inquiry committee has asked the Bengal government to provide a relief package to the victims. It has been said in the report that the police should register cases in all incidents of violence.
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