West Bengal riots: Amartya Sen says reason to worry over Basirhat violence


Kolkata: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Monday said there is a "reason to worry" over the communal violence that has engulfed pockets in Basirhat sub-division of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.

File image of Amartya Sen. AFP

File image of Amartya Sen. AFP

"Why is it happening? Is it because someone is inciting it? There is reason to worry over this," Sen told a television channel in kolkata when asked about it.

The celebrated economist is in the city to attend the screening of a documentary on him by director Suman Ghosh.

Violence erupted between two communities at Baduria on 3 July night over a Facebook post by a youth.

While he was soon arrested, violence broke out with mobs attacking shops and houses, torching vehicles, including those of police, and putting up road blockades.


Several police personnel sustained injuries as the violence to spread to various pockets under Basirhat sub-division.


Published Date: Jul 10, 2017 03:46 pm | Updated Date: Jul 10, 2017 03:46 pm