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Matua Community
West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.20

Race for Matua clout heats up

The battle for the top position in the All India Matua Mahasangha, an organisation backed by the BJP, has intensified with a section of the community accusing the party’s Ranaghat MP Jagannath S...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Modi muted on citizen bill in Bengal address

The stage was set, the audience was ready but the Prime Minister appeared not so keen.Narendra Modi on Saturday adopted a toned-down approach on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, broaching it briefly ...
By Devadeep Purohit

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.19

Matuas hold processions against CAA

A section of Matua community held several marches across North 24-Parganas on Monday to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the countrywide rollout of the National Register of Citizens an...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 07.03.19

Bengal panel on refugees

The Mamata Banerjee government has formed a group of ministers (GoM) to look into the problems of refugees and ensure their development. Sources in Trinamul said the move was significant ahead of the ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.19

Citizen challenge: Assam identity row resonates in Bengal

On the evening of International Workers’ Day (May 1), a band of youths — all from under-privileged backgrounds and belonging to the Matua sect — had got into a huddle at a local club in Thakurna...
By Devadeep Purohit in Bongaon

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West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.20

Matuas scale up protest

A section of Matuas held demonstrations at different spots on the Swarupnagar-Hakimpur border road in North 24-Parganas on Sunday to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Re...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 31.01.20

TMC refugee cell workshop

The refugee cell of the Trinamul Congress organised a workshop against the amended citizenship act at Nadia’s Cooper’s Camp on Friday as part of preparations for Mamata Banerjee’s public meeting...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Ranaghat

West Bengal  /  Published 19.03.20

HC halts gathering at Matua event

The high court on Thursday directed police in North 24-Parganas not to allow a congregation on the birth anniversary of Matua patriarch Sri Harichand Thakur next week at Thakurnagar, in view of the co...
By Tapas Ghosh and Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.19

Mamata invokes Matua matriarch Binapani Devi

Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her Bongaon candidate Mamatabala Thakur had been picked by Matua matriarch Binapani Devi herself, seeking to counter the BJP that has fielded the Trinamul nominee’s ne...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.02.20

CM to Matuas: Have faith in us

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged Matuas to repose faith in her and said the Union government’s citizenship thrusts would render them foreigners. In an attempt to win back the loyalty of the Matuas, ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon


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