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Bengal ‘Beti Bachao’: BJP, Hindu outfit tussle over missing girl, Muslim friend

19, Jul 2015

A senior district police official said it was a case of “elopement”, but since the girl is a minor, police had to register a “kidnapping” FIR.
Written by Subrata Nagchoudhury | Kolkata | Published:July 19, 2015 2:27 am
The family has gone into hiding, the high court has been moved, the BJP has got involved, and a pro-Hindu outfit is bristling at it being nudged out of the picture. And at the centre of this “Beti Bachao initiative” in West Bengal’s communally sensitive Mograghat village are a 14-year-old and her Muslim friend, now missing for two months.
The BJP has been holding a dharna for four days over the alleged “abduction” of the 14-year-old girl. On Friday, while calling West Bengal a “jihadi hub”, the party announced the setting up of a three-member team to probe the case. On Saturday, a group of BJP MPs visited the site of the party dharna as also the girl’s village in South 24 Parganas.

 

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