BJP youth wing slams Bengal Police for ‘hindering’ bike rally

The leaders of BJP’s youth wing (Morcha) on Thursday accused the of resorting to “administrative terrorism” and trying to forcibly stop their motorcycle procession at various places in spite of the Calcutta High Court’s nod to the event.

The High on Wednesday gave conditional permission to the Morcha’s (BJYM) “Protirodh Sankalp Abhiyan”, a week-long bike rally from district’s coastal town Digha to north Bengal’s Cooch Behar, starting Thursday.

“Administrative is going on in the state. Our activists participating in the rally are being stopped, harassed and even beaten up at several crossings by the police. One of our activist had to be hospitalised as his leg has got fractured in police beating,” told IANS.

“The are stopping bikers in the name of checking documents to hinder the rally. Many of our activists have been detained.

Earlier the said they do not have enough personnel in place to secure the rally as the Gangasagar Mela is going on. But now we can see there are enough police to hamper our rally,” he alleged.

In all, 400 activists are participating in the rally with 200 motorcycles to protest against the alleged deterioration in law and order in Bengal.

Welcoming the High Court’s verdict on the matter, state said the state government’s ploy to stop the rally would not succeed as its attempt was unethical.

“We moved the High as the wrongfully tried to stop our rally. The has given us permission. They can go to the Supreme if they want but they will not be able to win anywhere because what they are trying to do is unethical,” Ghosh said.

The appealed before the division bench on Thursday challenging the High Court’s order.

The police said the checking process was done to ensure all the bikers were travelling with valid papers and adhering to the road safety regulations, but refused to comment any further as the case is pending in the

“The case on this matter is going on in the Let us first see the verdict and then we will decide,” Additional (Law and Order) said.

and Trinamool said people of the state would keep an eye on the to see if they were maintaining peace and harmony while holding the rally.

“I appeal to everyone to maintain peace and communal harmony. People would keep a watch on whether they (BJP) are maintaining that,” he said.



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