BJP bandh amid of student death, violence in Bengal

Kolkata, West Bengal: The BJP has called for a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal to protest the death of two students during a demonstration over the appointment of school teachers in Islampur area in North Dinajpur district.

As many as 4,000 police personnel on the streets, 427 pickets and the setting up of special control rooms — these are among the measures taken by the state government ahead of a 12-hour bandh proposed by BJP to protest the killing of two men in Islampur.

The BJP had called for the statewide bandh on Wednesday, to which the government had responded by saying it would ensure normalcy.

Live updates:

Security increased in the city in view of the 12-hour bandh called by BJP in West Bengal today, in protest against the death of 2 students in a clash with police in North Dinajpur’s Islampur.

Train movement obstructed by protesters on Howrah-Bardhaman Main Line, Sealdah-Barasat Bongaon section of Eastern Railway Sealdah Division, Sealdah-Diamond Harbour Section, Bandel Katwa section on Eastern Railways Howrah Division.

Protesters vandalise government buses and torch tyres in Midnapore.

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