West Bengal gone NHRC team member After the attack, the committee member said that the matter has also gone out of the hands of the state government. Now only the military can handle the situation there. NHRC team member Atif Rashid told NBT that when the local police did not come there for me, how would it come for the poor dalits.
A team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was in West Bengal for three days on the orders of the Kolkata High Court following the violence following the election results in West Bengal. On Tuesday, Atif Rasheed, a team member and vice-chairman of the National Commission for Minorities, was attacked.
Talking to NBT, he said that my observation is that even 2% of the violence that has taken place there is not in the record. He told that most of the victims are Dalits and they have been forced to flee by breaking into their houses.
Atif said that when I reached Jadavpur, I had informed the DM and SSP an hour before that. The victims are very scared, but I had prepared a victim named Shanu to show us the place.
He told that as soon as we reached there people came out of the office of a political party. There were both men and women in it. Sanu in front of us, attacked me and CISF personnel with chappals and stones and surrounded us. The local police did not come to our aid. Women were showing a knife to cut meat.
Atif Rashid said that the victims are extremely scared. He said, ‘If someone asks me to go there again, I may not go there. When I have got so much fear inside me then think of the victims.
He said that I think now only the military can restore confidence there and then people can come back. Even though something happened earlier at the behest of the state government, but now the matter has gone out of the hands of the state government. There the goons have captured the houses of the people.