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Controversial 'Khalistan' remark sparks protests outside BJP office in Kolkata | Watch Report

  • Sikh community representatives protest outside the state BJP office in Kolkata, sparked by allegations of calling a Sikh police officer 'Khalistani' during a clash
  • BJP leader Shamik Bhattacharya faces slogans against the party during a Rajya Sabha membership reception, highlighting the unrest within the state BJP
  • National BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa's call to Shuvendu Adhikari reveals the depth of concern over the controversy at both state and national levels

21 Feb 2024

Tensions rise as the aftermath of a police clash involving opposition leader Suvendu Adhikari unfolds in Kolkata. Representatives of the Sikh community have initiated a sit-in protest outside the Padma Shibir state office, triggered by allegations of referring to a Sikh police officer as 'Khalistani' during the Dhamakhali clash.

An IPS officer from the Sikh community was allegedly labeled 'Khalistani' by BJP leaders, sparking protests by the Sikh community. As unrest permeates different parts of the state, including Kolkata, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad held an emergency press conference addressing the issue. While denying any BJP leader's involvement in making such a comment, Prasad expressed concern over the situation, emphasizing the injustice in the 'Khalistan' remark.

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