The town of Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal observed a 12 hour shutdown which was declared by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on June 10. The BJP party declared this shutdown to mark a protest against the deteriorating law and order situation of the state and also against the killing of two of their workers in Sandeshkhali on June 8 by All India Trinamool Congress (TMC ) workers.
On June 8, both the BJP and the TMC party workers clashed with each other in the area of Sandeshkhali in Basirhat, killing a total of 3 people in the violence out of which two people were from the BJP party and 1 person was from the TMC party.
According to the reports, the BJP party tried to take the two bodies of its workers from Basirhat to Kolkata when they were stopped by the police. This lead to an argument between the party members and the police. The party leadership later decided to take the bodies of the two party workers to their village. These situations turned out to be a black day for the BJP in the state of West Bengal.
The BJP party declared a 12 hour shutdown in the Basirhat subdivision of the North 24 Parganas district to mark a protest against the deteriorating law and order situation of the state and also against the killing of their workers in Sandeshkhali. During this protest the protesters sat on the railway tracks and stopped the train movements for more than two hours in Basirhat which affected the traffic on Sealdah route. They also blocked the road at Neuli and held a separate road blockade at Kanmari. Most of the shops also remained closed at Basirhat during the shutdown and the internet services were suspended by the state authorities. The BJP party also took out protest rallies in Basirhat, demanding for immediate arrests of the culprits who were involved in the killing. The government later deployed a huge contingent of police personnel in the area to avoid any untoward incident.
These situations created devastation over West Bengal as the daily life of the people were affected.
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