According to media reports, a certain group had surrounded the Ekbalpore police station to protest against the incident. They also demanded the arrest of criminals.
However, the protest turned extremely violent when the two communities got into a fight. Both sides started throwing stones, damaging bikes and public properties and even setting fire to some of them.
West Bengal | On October 9, a clash broke out between two groups from two different communities after some miscreants tore down a religious flag during the Eid Milad-Un-Nabi festival. Later, a group of people reached the Ekbalpore PS demanding the arrest of the accused. in the event
— ANI (@ANI) October 10, 2022
After the incident, security measures have been tightened to prevent harmful incidents from happening again.
BJP blames Mamata Banerjee
Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders slammed the ruling party led by Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee for questioning the law and order situation in West Bengal.
BJP social media chief Amit Malviya, while sharing a video on Twitter that he claimed was related to Sunday’s violence, said: “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
“Kojagari Lakshmi Puja also saw horrific Noakhali riots and now this is happening in Kolkata… With Mamata Banerjee as home minister, Kolkata has become completely unsafe, communal riots have become common…” he added.
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Kojagari Lakshmi Puja also saw horrific Noakhali riots and now this is happening in Kolkata…
With Mamata Banerjee as Home Minister, Kolkata has become completely unsafe, communal riots have become common… pic.twitter.com/hFPBi29o87
– Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) October 9, 2022
Suvendu Adhikari calls Amit Shah
Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari urged to write to Amit Shah about the incident and urged him to immediately deploy CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces), citing that “the Hindu community has come under attack”.
“The Hindu community has come under attack in Khidirpore Mominpur area of Kolkata on the eve of Lakshmi Puja. Many shops and bicycles belonging to Hindus have been vandalized by hooligans and anti-socials,” Ahikari wrote in his letter to Shah.
The LoP alleged that the state government has “humbly surrendered in the face of the wrath of the crooks”.
“I kindly request you to intervene at this time and deploy central forces like CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) so that the spark can be extinguished before it turns into a wildfire. The state government seems unable to control law and order and they also lack the appetite as it will affect their electoral prospects negatively,” he added.
I have written to Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah Ji and Hon’ble Governor Shri La Ganesan Ji request them to urgently deploy central forces in wake of Mominpur violence and Ekbalpur police station looting before law and order in WB gets out of hand pic.twitter.com/yr3lB1MaJB
— Suvendu Adhikari • शुभेंदू अधिकरी (@SuvenduWB) October 9, 2022