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TODAY NIRBHOY DIDI MET SHRI RAJNATH SINGH, UNION HOME MINISTER ON VIOLENCE IN MALDA DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL AND APPEALED FOR PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE

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Smt. Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury (popularly known as Nirbhoy Didi) met Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh at his residence, 17, Akbar Road, New Delhi at 10 am today to appraise him on the on-going incidences of violence in Malda district of West Bengal. She requested the Home Minister to visit Malda urgently. Shri Rajnath Singh ji accepted the request and agreed to visit on 18th January 2016.
Smt Mitra Chaudhury is an acclaimed Social Worker and known for her fearless rehabilitative actions for women and children. She has established a powerful women’s safety campaign called Nirbhoy Gram in Malda district in the year 2012. Earlier, she was Chairperson of the Special Task Force (Rape, Trafficking and Violence against Women), Government of India.
During the course of her presentation to the Union Home Minister, Smt Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury highlighted the happenings of the past ten days in Malda district and urged his attention towards the incident of Coolipara wherein two adolescent children were killed, the incident of a factory bomb blast and the present incident in which the Kaliachak Police station and police vehicles were burnt down.
Nirbhoy Didi expressed her anguish and told Home Minister that the villagers were terrified and need peaceful conditions for a healthy living. She said that the on-going violence in West Bengal districts is infringing upon the fundamental constitutional right of life of citizens. She appealed for peace and non-violence, safe and secure living for people of Malda.
The Union Home Minister assured all possible help and agreed to visit the area personally. He also said that he would speak to the Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee on the subject.

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