Sunday, December 2, 2007

NCM indicts govt over Nandigram

NEW DELHI, Nov. 30: In embarrassment for the Left Front government in West Bengal, the National Commission of Minorities (NCM) today said it had found “very serious incidents of molestation of women and rape of minor girls” in Nandigram. NCM chairperson Mohd Shafi Qureshi said a delegation of the commission that visited trouble-torn Nandigram had reported that excesses were committed on farmers, most of them belonging to the minority community. “There have been lapses on the part of the state government. It seems all was pre-planned and executed with the connivance of the state government,” Mr Qureshi told PTI. He said the report had spoken of very serious incidents of molestation and rape. n PTI
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