TMC gives compensation to kin of anti-CAA protestors killed in Mangalore

Kolkata: A two-member TMC delegation comprising Dinesh Trivedi and MPNadimul Haque reached Mangalore on Saturday and met the bereaved families of those killed during anti-CAA protests in the city.

The former Railway minister Trivedi and Nadimul met families of Naushin, who was a 23-year-old labourer, and Abdul Jalil Kudroli, another labourer, who both fell to police bullets.

The families of the kin were given Rs. 5 lakh as compensation. Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that a delegation of her party (TMC) would visit the families of the victims and pay compensation.

Meanwhile, in the latest development, the government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Mangalore deaths. The probe will be led by Udupi District Collector.

How it unfolded ?

Two protesters — Jaleel (49) and Nauseen (23) — suffered bullet injuries when police opened fire to quell the violent protests against CAA in Karnataka’s Mangalore.

The incident took place as the protests turned violent with demonstrators hurling stones at police personnel leading to lathi-charge and firing. The City Police Commissioner Dr Harsha confirmed the deaths.

Yogi Govt did not allow them

Last week, a four-member TMC delegation, led by Dinesh Trivedi, which was scheduled to meet the grieving families of those killed in Uttar Pradesh during protests over the new citizenship law, was “detained” at Lucknow airport Sunday afternoon.

There have been various videos and narratives by the common people, which show how Uttar Pradesh police not only damaged properties, CCTV cameras but also singled out families of a particular community during the ‘crackdown’.

However, the State’s Chief Minister has defended police action in a series of tweets, that were posted from the account of Yogi Adityanath Office.

Bhartendhu Sharma

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