Kolkata: Soon after Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Kolkata on Sunday, he inaugurated the Special Composite Group Complex of National Security Guard (NSG). Addressing an event at NSG, he said, “We have zero tolerance towards terrorism.” Also Read - Ahead of Amit Shah's Kolkata Visit, West Bengal Raj Bhavan Goes Public With Letter Seeking Fund Details For Mamata's Anti-CAA Campaign
“It is the work of NSG to develop fear in people who think & work towards dividing & disrupting peace in our country. And if these people still don’t stop, then NSG should retaliate,” he added. Also Read - Amit Shah to Address Pro-CAA Rally in Kolkata Today, Massive Protests Expected Across City
Amit Shah asserted that India has now joined the league of countries like the US and Israel in carrying out surgical strikes.
Notably, after Amit Shah arrived in Kolkata for a day-long visit it Kolkata, Left parties and the Congress carried out protests with black flag demonstrations. Shah is scheduled to address a pro-CAA rally at the Sahid Minar Maidan.
Carrying placards and posters reading “Amit Shah go back”, Left activists staged a black flag demonstration outside gate number one of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport soon after the BJP leader’s flight landed.
Further, a number of other protest rallies and gatherings are being held in various parts of the city.
A large number of slogan-shouting Left activists carrying black flags also assembled close to Park Circus, where a group of women have been holding a sit-in protest since January 7.
Led by Left Front legislature party leader and CPI-M lawmaker Sujon Chakraborty, another rally was taken out in the Santoshpur area of south Kolkata.
“It is a shame for us that Amit Shah, whose hands are soaked with blood in the Delhi violence, dares to come to Kolkata soon after the riots there. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may have rolled the red carpet for him, but the youths, students, Left workers and democracy-loving people will show him black flags,’ said Chakraborty.
(With IANS inputs)