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Communal violence a cause of concern: Sen

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 11, 2017, 2:19 am IST
Updated : Jul 11, 2017, 2:19 am IST

Basirhat, for the last two days, has not seen any incidents of flare up after the violence erupted on the night of July 3 over a FB post by a youth.

Nandana Sen with father Nobel Laureate and Bharat Ratna economist Amartya Sen and mother writer Nabanita deb Sen during the launch of her book at La Martinere Girls School. (Photo: Abhijit Mukherjee)
 Nandana Sen with father Nobel Laureate and Bharat Ratna economist Amartya Sen and mother writer Nabanita deb Sen during the launch of her book at La Martinere Girls School. (Photo: Abhijit Mukherjee)

Kolkata: Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen on Monday expressed concern over the communal violence in Basirhat and its adjoining areas in North 24 Parganas over a “blasphemous” Facebook post and said there was a “reason to worry”.

“Why is it happening? Is it because someone is inciting it or is it politically motivated? There is reason to worry over this,” Mr Sen told reporters on the sidelines of an event in the city when questioned about Basirhat.

 

The celebrated economist, who is in the city to attend the screening of a documentary on him by director Suman Ghosh, further said, “West Bengal has a tradition of communal harmony. Hindus and Muslims have lived together here in amity for a long time. We have to think why such harmony among people is facing a challenge all of a sudden. We need to think about ways to overcome these challenges.”

Basirhat, for the last two days, has not seen any incidents of flare up after the violence erupted on the night of July 3 over a Facebook post by a youth.

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