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Rights panel takes notice of Mamata Banerjee's war of words at Kamduni

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Kolkata, June 21, 2013
First Published: 08:28 IST(21/6/2013) | Last Updated: 08:32 IST(21/6/2013)

The West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) took suo moto cognisance of allegations that the women who raised their voices against chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Kamduni, are being threatened by the ruling party.

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“The commission has learnt from media reports that the group of women who dared to raise their voices at the chief minister are being threatened by a certain political party to issue a public apology for their actions on Monday,” said Sujoy Haldar, joint secretary of the WBHRC.

The commission headed by Justice Ashok Ganguly, Justice Narayan Chandra Sil and SN Roy asked the additional chief secretary (home) to submit a report in three weeks to it. It has also asked the North 24-Parganas SP to ensure the security of the women.

“It is learnt that those women are being threatened by some political parties. We have asked the SP of the district to submit a report to us in two weeks on what arrangements are being made for their security,” added Haldar.


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