Matua Community
West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.22

CAA: BJP MLA's quit threat

BJP MLA Asim Sarkar, who belongs to the Matua community, embarrassed the party on Wednesday as he threatened to resign from the Assembly if the Citizenship Amendment Act wasn’t implemented in Be...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar, Subhashis Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 02.04.22

Road to perdition: The return of two-nation theory

Seventy-four years after Muhammad Ali Jinnah died, some Bharatiya Janata Party loyalists seem to have taken up the cudgels of his two-nation theory in deadly earnest. Pursuing the notion that Hindus a...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

West Bengal  /  Published 20.02.22

Shantanu snubs BJP

Junior Union minister Shantanu Thakur has conveyed to the party’s state unit that he won’t be available to campaign in the civic polls. His message made it made it clear the lack of truce...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar

West Bengal  /  Published 17.01.22

Matuas plan CAA protest

The “disillusioned” Matua community on Sunday announced that it would soon hit the streets to protest against the delay in the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. The...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 02.01.22

Everybody loves a bit of Identity Polikicks

For former footballer Gautam Thakur it is a dream come true — the debut of Matua Sarojini Naidu Orient Sporting Club and Matua Milan Bithi Football Club. Matuas belong to the socially backward N...
By Moumita Chaudhuri


West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.21

Matua threat to dump BJP over CAA delay

A senior leader of the All India Matua Mahasangha on Wednesday said the sect would withdraw its support to the BJP if its demand for the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act was further del...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.07.21

CAA priority, Matuas remind Shantanu

Celebrations at Thakurnagar, the headquarters of the Matua sect in North 24-Parganas, started on Wednesday right after the chief of the sect and local BJP MP Shantanu Thakur took oath as junior minist...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri, Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta, Thakurnagar (North 24 Parganas)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.21

Matuas stay with BJP

The Matua community, which voted for the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, continued to back the saffron party in the Assembly elections. The Matuas, with a strong presence in some 15 constituencies i...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.04.21

Matuas a divided house in Bengal

By Subhasish Chaudhuri, Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta, Gaighata

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

'Modi and Amit Shah misleading Matuas'

Mamata Banerjee on Friday asserted yet again that members of the Matua community were very much Indian citizens and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah of misleading the c...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Habra


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