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Sandeshkhali violence: NCW chief Rekha Sharma meets Droupadi Murmu, recommends President's rule in West Bengal

'Sandeshkhali is not an isolated incident. Previously also many incidents of violence have been reported in the state and no action has been taken by the state government,' said NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma.
Last Updated 05 March 2024, 12:57 IST

New Delhi: National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma met President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday and recommended President's rule in West Bengal over the Sandeshkhali violence.

Previously, the National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) had also recommended President rule in the TMC-ruled state.

Speaking to PTI after meeting the President, Sharma said the situation in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali is still very dire.

"Sandeshkhali is not an isolated incident. Previously also many incidents of violence have been reported in the state and no action has been taken by the state government. Hence, NCW recommended to President Droupadi Murmu to impose President's rule in the state," she said.

Sharma said the President told her that she is aware of the situation in the state and is closely monitoring it.

A large number of women in Sandeshkhali have claimed that TMC leader Shajahan Sheikh and his 'gang' captured swathes of land by force, besides 'sexually harassing' them.

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(Published 05 March 2024, 12:57 IST)

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