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BJP trying to 'divide India' in wake of Pulwama terror attack, claims Mamata Banerjee; demands action against terrorists

Banerjee also took a swipe at Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy for tweeting that he was "inclined to agree" to the appeal made by retired colonel of Indian Army to "boycott everything that is Kashmiri".

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New Delhi Published on: February 20, 2019 22:07 IST
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Mamata Banerjee demands action against terrorists 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to "divide India" in the wake of Pulwama terror attack, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday, adding other parties in the opposition alliance are fighting to keep the nation united. Criticising incidents of violence against the Kashmiris in different parts of the country, Banerjee said action should be taken against the terrorists responsible for the attack in the Valley, but blaming an entire community or a state is not correct.

Banerjee also took a swipe at Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy for tweeting that he was "inclined to agree" to the appeal made by retired colonel of Indian Army to "boycott everything that is Kashmiri".

Referring to a Kashmiri doctor in Kolkata, who was threatened by a group of people to leave the city a day after the Pulwama attack, Banerjee said her government has taken strong action against the offenders and provided adequate security to the Kashmiris residing in Kolkata. 

"In Kolkata only one incident happened. But we have taken strong action. We have provided all the security. The Kashmiris are all safe here. They are happy to stay here because it is a peaceful place," she said.

She also revealed that the city police has been asked to take stringent action against the "BJP hooligans" who attacked city-based civil activists for taking out an anti-war rally on Wednesday.

(With agency inputs)

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