West Bengal in bad shape, all human rights under threat: NCW

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West Bengal in bad shape, all human rights under threat: NCW

Sharma accused the state police of not cooperating with matters related to violence against women and also criticised the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee. She added that all human rights were under threat in West Bengal.

Tussle between the BJP and Bengal government has again erupted when a team of National Commission for Women (NCW) led by chairperson Rekha Sharma visited West Bengal's Nadia district to inquire about the alleged atrocities on women during the recently concluded panchayat elections in the state.

Sharma accused the state police of not cooperating with matters related to violence against women and also criticised the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee. She added that all human rights were under threat in West Bengal.

Sharma then tweeted - Is it #WestBengal government's policy to transfer police personals after every episode of police apathy and atrocities? @MamataOfficial ji pl look into the matter of Nadia dis. Panchayat Elections voilence on women because police just don't work for poor in your state

Also tagging the official Twitter handles of CM Mamata Banerjee, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Women and Chief Development, she tweeted - West Bengal is in bad shape. All human rights are under threat. Women in large number suffered all kinds of violence in last elections.

NCW chief also visited the Shantipur police station in Nadia, alleged that the NCW committee was denied access to copies of FIRs.

"I am sitting in Shanti pur thana, Nadia dist. Of West Bengal and asked for the papers concerning a rape case and a murder case and police has denied. Even after showing the act of NCW the inspector is not buzzingTotal anarchy," alleged Sharma in her strongly worded comment.

"Nowhere in India we have seen Dy. SP declining to provide files of accused on Gang rape & Murder in recent poll related violence..is Police here to save criminals?" she wrote.

The NCW team visited West Bengal following violence during the panchayat elections which reportedly left around six people dead and scores injured, many among them being women.

Visuals showed ballot boxes being carried away, supporters of political parties clashing, booth capturing and widespread rigging. Bombs were also reportedly hurled at some places and atleast five journalists were said to be injured in the violence.

Trinamool leader Derek O'Brien, however, alleged that both the BJP and the CPI(M) had joined hands with the Maoists. Violence was particularly intense in North 24 Parganas, Burdwan, Coochbehar and South 24 Parganas districts.