West Bengal violence: Ex-cricketer Mohammad Kaif tweets against communal clashes in Basirhat

Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif tweeted against the violence in Basirhat, West Bengal that had erupted over a Facebook post.

According to Hindustan Times, it was retweeted over 5,000 and more than 13,000 liked it in less than 24 hours. The report further added that a large section of the Twitteratti praised his comments on the incident.

NewsX reported that Kaif was also trolled for his tweet. The report mentioned that several people were of the opinion that the ongoing violence across India in the name of religion is not at all worthy to be discussed. Some others blamed the government for being complacent in handling such incidents.

NDTV's Sonia Singh praised the tweet:


Communal clashes broke out in North 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal over an "objectionable" post on Facebook, as reported by CNN News 18.

File image of Mohammad Kaif. AFP

File image of Mohammad Kaif. AFP

The violence between two communities in Baduria started on Monday night. The clashes were allegedly over the post, following which a young man was arrested, the police told CNN News 18 on Tuesday.

As per a Firstpost report, police were forced to resort to teargas shelling, as the state government decided to ban some organisations for allegedly instigating the people there.

Police and BSF personnel were immediately rushed to the area to bring the situation under control, a senior police officer told Firstpost. To control the situation, the state government has temporarily suspended internet services in the four police station areas of Basirhat, Baduria, Swarupnagar, and Deganga to check the spread of rumours through social networking sites.

Updated Date: Jul 07, 2017 20:17 PM

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