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We are fighting for united India, but BJP wants to divide country: Mamata

IANS | Kolkata | Updated: 20-02-2019 21:46 IST | Created: 20-02-2019 21:46 IST

We are fighting for united India, but BJP wants to divide country: Mamata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the BJP is trying to "divide India" in the wake of Pulwama terror attack while she and other parties in the opposition alliance are fighting to keep the nation united. Criticising incidents of violence against the Kashmiris in different parts of the country, Banerjee said action should be taken against the terrorists responsible for the attack in the Valley, but blaming an entire community or a state is not correct.

Banerjee also took a swipe at Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy for tweeting that he was "inclined to agree" to the appeal made by retired colonel of Indian Army to "boycott everything that is Kashmiri". Referring to a Kashmiri doctor in Kolkata, who was threatened by a group of people to leave the city a day after the Pulwama attack, Banerjee said her government has taken strong action against the offenders and provided adequate security to the Kashmiris residing here.

"In Kolkata only one incident happened. But we have taken strong action. We have provided all the security. The Kashmiris are all safe here. They are happy to stay here because it is a peaceful place," she said. She also revealed that the city police has been asked to take stringent action against the "BJP hooligans" who attacked city-based civil activists for taking out an anti-war rally on Wednesday.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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