They didn’t need to display their faces. They wouldn’t disclose their names. But the ladies of Sandeshkhali village in West Bengal’s 24 Parganas district stood by means of the primary street, placards in hand. “We’ve got misplaced self belief within the native police. Save us. We want CRPF,” a few of them learn.
The ladies coated their faces with their sarees, and lots of whilst crying and in quest of justice fell on the toes of governor CV Ananda Bose who was once visiting the world on Monday.
The ladies right here have alleged sexual harassment and torture by means of “lacking” Trinamool Congress chief Shajahan Sheikh and his friends. Sheikh has no longer been noticed in public since a mob assault on Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers after they went to go looking his premises in Sandeshkhali over an alleged ration distribution rip-off.
One has to pass the Bidyadhari river to succeed in Sandeshkhali from the opposite facet. Bose arrived on the ferry ghat immediately from the airport. “I used to be in Kerala, seeking to organise an exhibition for Bengal. I used to be surprised to listen to the scoop of Sandeshkhali. I lower brief my talk over with and am going to Sandeshkhali to determine what sandesh (message) the folk have,” he stated.
News18 adopted the governor on his adventure. From close by Minakhan village to Shajahan’s turf, in every single place Bose got here throughout more than a few placards. “Give again 100 days’ cash,” was once written on a few of them by means of protesters who had collected round.
The governor was once escorted by means of a police release as he crossed the river. Attaining Sandeshkhali, he didn’t stay up for a rickshaw or different way of transportation and began strolling.
Because the governor attempted to talk to a lady, she fell at his toes, crying. Others adopted.
“Give justice to us. Our males can not keep at house now. They’ve fled. We don’t have any self belief within the native police,” stated a lot of them.
One aged girl stated, “Even remaining night time they (the police) got here to our space and so they had been calling us. If we display our faces, they are going to arrest our males.”
Every other girl tied a rakhi at the governor’s hand. “Please take away segment 144 (which prohibits the collection of 5 or extra folks). Please ask the CRPF to return right here. We will be able to’t keep like this anymore,” she pleaded with the governor as tears streamed down her face.
Bose attempted to console them and listened to them for over part an hour.
When News18 spoke to those ladies, a number of of them stated, “We can no longer display our faces. We can no longer give our names. They’ll then take our males to the thana. They requested us to not meet the governor. The police instructed us to not pop out.”
News18 discovered every other girl status by means of a store close to the Sandeshkhali police thana. “We will be able to’t let you know our names. We’re status right here with plants as a result of we all know the governor can clear up our issues. They used to drive us to visit rallies, they used to make us toil with none cash. We can no longer prevent until Shajahan and his aide Shibaprasad Hazra get arrested. We wish peace in Sandeshkhali,” she stated.
Most of the ladies tied rakhis at the governor’s hand. As he promised them that he was once like their brother and would handle them, the teary-eyed ladies clapped with pleasure, and so they adopted Bose to the brink of the village when he left.
Every other girl who too refused to reveal her title instructed News18, “The police won’t do the rest. They’re with Shajahan and his other people. We are hoping the governor will assist us. Our males are afraid to return again house since the police will resort false instances in opposition to them.”
West Bengal leader minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday stated the ones in the back of the Sandeshkhali violence were put in the back of bars.
“Any person can pass to Sandeshkhali. We don’t have any problems with that. We’ve got already despatched the state ladies’s fee crew there. They returned and submitted a record. Those that have instigated violence were arrested. The placement is being monitored carefully and important steps are being taken,” she stated whilst chatting with newshounds at Dumurjala stadium in Howrah district.
The governor stated he was once immediately going to Delhi from Sandeshkhali. “It’s surprising what has came about in Sandeshkhali,” he stated. “I’m their brother and I can carry again their self belief.”
Whilst the governor was once on his talk over with, a crew of BJP MLAs led by means of chief of opposition within the meeting Suvendu Adhikari was once stopped by means of government from going to Sandeshkhali, they stated.
“A lady IPS officer instructed me prior to we began that they wouldn’t permit us as a result of some request. I’m the chief of the opposition and different MLAs had been all sitting in a bus. They don’t seem to be permitting us. We can be with the folk of Sandeshkhali,” Adhikari instructed News18. “The governor visited Sandeshkhali following our request. After he visited those spaces, he knowledgeable us that no matter we had alleged was once all true. He’ll post a report back to the union house ministry on Tuesday after which we can see. Our moms and sisters aren’t secure there, and we can handle them. We can stay an eye fixed at the TMC crew going there. They (the police) won’t permit us however they are going to permit them (the TMC). This is probably not tolerated. We can observe this after which we can take steps.”