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Anarchy in West Bengal

With deep anguish and, allow me to say, anger I write this letter to draw the attention of your readers to the latest happenings in West Bengal raising serious doubts about the state of democracy and even the basic norms of civility.

With deep anguish and, allow me to say, anger I write this letter to draw the attention of your readers to the latest happenings in West Bengal raising serious doubts about the state of democracy and even the basic norms of civility.

Thanks to the national media it is now well known how the sense of insecurity among women has remarkably increased in both urban and rural areas of the state. More alarming, in most cases, the reports of violation of women’s dignity are taken casually by the police. This attitude, we have reasons to believe, has been intensified after the chief minister, prior to police investigation, unilaterally declared the Park Street rape case as fabricated. In a few days, however, the police officer investigating the case announced that something did happen to the woman and three of the accused were even arrested. Ironically, the upright officer was immediately transferred to a punishment posting. In tune with the leader, a number of Members of Parliament (MPs) and ministers belonging to the ruling party made derogatory remarks about the victim in public.

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