Kolkata, December 6: Fearing violence during the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rath Yatra in Cooch Behar, the Calcutta High Court denied the permission for the above on Thursday. The district collector and superintendent of police have written to the chief secretary and Inspector general of the police department, following which the West Bengal government denied permission for the rally.
Earlier debating the case in the Calcutta High Court, Advocate General Jayanta Mitra had said that the state government denied permission after the district collector and SP raised objections to it. He was of the opinion that if the court grants the permission, then there are high chances that violence might escalate, as it would create an environment of communal disharmony. 26th Anniversary of Babri Masjid Demolition; Security Beefed Up in Ayodhya As VHP Observes ‘Shaurya Diwas’.
Calcutta High Court single bench in its order denies permission to BJP for Rath Yatra. Next hearing on 9 January.
— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2018
However, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh while speaking to the media on his way to Cooch Behar, had said that whether the state government give permission or not, they will organise the ‘Rath Yatra’ in the place. He had said,
“Whether we get permission or not, Rath Yatra will take place.”
Quashing the government order, Ghosh reached to Cooch Behar where his convoy was allegedly attacked. The state party president had alleged Trinamool Congress’ role in attacking the convey. He said, “TMC goons have attacked his convoy.”