"Chief Minister has urged the police to keep special watch in the Indo- Bangladesh bordering areas as she has got some information that some Hindutva fanatic groups are planning to create problem in the areas over the immersion issue", said the state government official. "We are taking steps to prevent spread of misinformation", Banerjee said after inaugurating a puja pandal here.
On August 23, Mamata sparked a controversy when she declared that Durga idols would not be immersed after 6 pm on September 30 (Dashami) and October 1 because of Muharram.
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"We waited patiently in our dressing room but what was hard for me was I had all kind of plans to think about at some stage".
The meeting, also attended by some ministers and senior police officers, including the state Director General of Police (DGP), decided that the superintendents of police (SPs) in the districts having global border would be put on alert on immersion days to avoid any untoward incident, the official said.
They further said, "If you (State Government) get a dream, that something will go wrong, you can not impose restrictions". He also said that the high court order has a provision of "immersion as permissible". After the final disposal of the case, the order of the court could be used for future reference if there is any clash of dates between Muharrum and Durga Puja. This is for the best interest to have peace and harmony during the time of Durga Puja and Muharram, said DGP Surajit Kar Purakayastha. Some people are trying to politicise the issue. Meanwhile, Principal Secretary (Home) Atri Bhattacharya said, "None of the three almanacs prescribed immersion on October 1". A division bench of the court comprising Acting Chief Justice Rakesh Tiwari and Justice Harish Tandon directed the West Bengal government to make necessary security arrangements. "The administration must ensure that both the communities can organise their religious occasions peacefully". "It is, in fact, an appeal to the people of West Bengal to maintain peace and cooperate with each other".