YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 32 C MIN 26 C REMOVAL OF SEDITION RELATED 124A OF IPC IS IMPERATIVE OPINION Rainfall may occur. Rs. 3 KOLKATA MONDAY, 21 JUNE, 2021 PG-08, YEAR—8, ISSUE—37 (RNI NO: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) BELGRADE SWIMMING: INDIANS WIN 3 GOLD, MISS OLY QUALIFICATION SPORTS Morning India Bengal moves Mamata Government denied Hindu's OBCs of their fair share of quota: BJP Calcutta HC seeking recall of order on post-poll violence MI NEWS SERVICE MI NEWS SERVICE KOLKATA: The Bengal Government has filed an application before the Calcutta High Court seeking recall of its order that directed the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to constitute a committee to examine all cases of alleged human rights violations during postpoll violence in the State. The application has been listed for hearing on Monday before a five-judge bench which passed the order two days ago after taking into account the PILs on post-poll violence. The State Government prayed for grant of an opportunity to deal with a report by the member secretary of the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) on the matter before the next date of hearing, and make submissions on the steps taken by it on such complaints of clashes and violence. The PILs have alleged that political attacks have led to displacement of people from their residences, physical assault, destruction of property and ransacking of offices. The Government also prayed that the findings in the order of June 18 "against the State of Bengal and/or its officers may be expunged". It claimed that the order had been passed without giving the State an opportunity to file its response in connection with the SLSA member secretary's report. The State also prayed for a stay of operations given in the order till the disposal of the PILs. The five-judge bench, comprising of Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and justices I P Mukerji, Harish Tandon, Soumen Sen and Subrata Talukdar, has directed the chairperson of the NHRC to form a panel for examining all cases of alleged human rights violations during post-poll violence. The bench said that the committee will scrutinise the complaints the NHRC has received or could receive, and submit a comprehensive report before it about the present situation, after "may be by visiting the affected areas". It further asked the committee to suggest steps that has to be taken to restore confidence in people and ensure they get to live peacefully in their houses and carry on with their occupation or business. "The persons prima facie responsible for crime and the officers who maintained calculated silence on the issue be pointed out," the bench ordered, directing that the matter would be taken up for hearing again on June 30. The court noted that the SLSA member secretary will be a part of the committee, to be formed by the Chairperson of the NHRC. It said that a representative from the State Human Rights Commission, Bengal, be also associated with it. The bench observed that in a case where the life and property of the residents of the State are allegedly in danger on account of post-poll violence, the State cannot be allowed to proceed in the manner it likes. Contending that the complaints required immediate action, the bench said, "Somehow from the facts as are available on record and are sought to be projected by the petitioners, such an action is missing." "It is the duty of the State to maintain law and order... and inspire confidence in the residents," it said. The bench observed that complaints with regard to post-poll violence received by the SLSA have been tabulated in six different categories -- property vandalised, looted or damaged by miscreants, threat by miscreants as a result of which the applicant(s) are out of his/their house and requires to be re-instated, assault or sexual assault, grabbing or encroaching of property, shop/business forcefully closed by miscreants, and demand of ransom. A report submitted by the SLSA member secretary said 3,243 persons had reported suffering till noon of June 10. The official also said that complaints were referred to the Superintendent of Police or police stations concerned in some of the cases, but no response was received. Allegations of mental abuse against actor KOLKATA: An FIR has been filed against popular Bengali actor Kanchan Mallick by his wife Pinky on Saturday. Kanchan Mallick and one Sreemoyee Chattaraj are in a relationship for some time now. Pinky has filed a complaint of mental Actor and MLA Kanchan abuse against both of Mallick with his family. them. When contacted Pinky Banerjee said, "Rumours would come to my ears, but I kept thinking that I would believe the day Kanchan came and told me." Pinky also said, 'I have been separated and living with my son for a long time. Kanchan never bothered to call me all this time. Suddenly he started calling me again and again. I said I will talk later, because mentally I was not in a state to speak. After this, Kanchan came to my house and threatened me. 'When he didn't get me at home, he met me on the street and literally threatened me. At that time his girlfriend was sitting inside the car. Talking about her relationship with Kanchan on a Facebook live recently, Sreemoyee Chattaraj said, " She has a very cordial relationship with Kanchan and his wife Pinky." Pinky was emotionally broken by the news. Later, Kanchan arrived at his house with his girlfriend, wanting to talk to his wife. Pinky was insulted by Kanchan in full public view. Pinky claimed that only for the sake of her son, she went to the police station and lodged a complaint. Pinky alleged that the actor and Uttarpara MLA had regular bouts of excessive drinking and used obscene language which she could not accept. She was silent for a long time so as not to affect the boy mentally. But she had to file a complaint keeping her family and son in mind. The accused actor could not however be contacted. The eight-year-old son of Kanchan Mallick and Pinky is studying at a reputed international school in the city. However, Kanchan has not yet opened his mouth about this. When contacted by G24 Hour, he called his phone 'out of reach' for a long time. NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: The BJP on Sunday alleged that Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has denied Hindu's Other Backward Classes (OBCs) communities of their fair share of reservation and representation by over representing Muslims in it. Sharing a list of provisionally selected candidates for the post of Sub Inspectors in Bengal Police under the OBCA quota, BJP Bengal Coincharge Amit Malviya tweeted, "This is the list of those provisionally selected for the post of Sub Inspector in WB Police under the OBC-A quota! Mamata Banerjee has not just sliced an egalitarian faith in castes but also denied OBCs their fair share of reservation and representation, which is their right." Malviya claimed that of the 80 groups included in OBC-A (more backward), 72 are Muslims and in the OBC-B (backward), about 40 groups are Muslims. Thus, out of 170 groups listed in the OBC category, 112 are Muslims. "The over-representation of Muslims in the OBC categorisation in West Bengal is shocking," he said. In another tweet, Malviya said, "The first necessary condition for creation of West Bengal was non-Muslim majority. West Bengal is not just a piece of land but an idea where the free thinking Bengali Hindu, could live and prosper. That idea is being violated by the TMC, which is encouraging demographic change. He further mentioned BJP's ideologue Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee convinced the British that Bengal was largely Hindu majority and should be partitioned like Punjab. "Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee convinced the British delegation that while Bengal had 56 per cent Muslims, Bengal was largely Hindu majority and should be partitioned like Punjab. Strangely, while the Communists favoured dividing Punjab, they wanted the entire Bengal to be given to Pakistan," he tweeted. Malviya, also BJP's National In-charge of Information department, tweeted, "Today, 20th June, is West Bengal Day. Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee ensured that despite Muslim League push for entire Bengal to be part of Pakistan, West Bengal, largely Hindu majority, stayed with India. Imagine the plight of Hindu Bengalis had that not been the case! Never forget."