Mamata breaks silence over Kaliachak clash

Mamata breaks silence over Kaliachak clash

Mamata breaks silence over Kaliachak clash

After maintaining silence over the incidence of violence at Kaliachawk in Malda district on January 3, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee broke her silence on Saturday and called it “a clash between local residents and the BSF”.

On January 3, a mob of some 50,000 people surrounded the Kaliachawk police station and set it ablaze, along with 11 police vehicles. The incident, which received significant attention from the online community, was touted as a communal incident, with BJP and RSS supporters lashing out at Trinamool Congress-run state government’s policy of minority appeasement.