Furore After Sikh Man With Gun Shoved, Turban Pulled At BJP Bengal March
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Furore After Sikh Man With Gun Shoved, Turban Pulled At BJP Bengal March

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October 10, 2020

Viral visuals of the police wrestling a Sikh man to the ground during the BJP's mega protest in Kolkata's twin city Howrah on Thursday during a protest march have set off a major controversy with the party accusing the police of hurting religious sentiments by pulling off the turban of 43-year-old Balwinder Singh, a resident of Bhatinda. Responding the controversy hours after it erupted, the West Bengal Police said it never intended to hurt the sentiments of any community. There was a struggle to seize a pistol in Mr Singh's possession and the turban, police said, fell off "automatically".


New Delhi, 10 October 2020

As per news report of NDTV, the controversy gathered so much momentum on social media on Friday, 24 hours after the incident, with multiple BJP leaders tweeting about it, even cricketer Harbhajan Singh tweeted, tagging Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to say, "Please look into the matter. This just isn't done".

Source -NDTV


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