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16 Nov, 2014

16 Indian political parties to observe Dec 6 as communal harmony day in Bengal – The Times of India

KOLKATA: Sixteen Left parties on Sunday decided to observe Dec 6 – the day when the 16th century Babri mosque was destroyed in 1992 – as communal harmony and unity day across West Bengal by bringing out rallies and holding street corners.

Making the announcement after a meeting of the Left parties, Communist Party of India-Marxist state secretary Biman Bose told mediapersons that the programme would cover all the 20 districts.

The central rally for Kolkata and its adjoining districts would start from the historic Mahajati Sadan auditorium in central Kolkata and end before the Rabindra Sadan cultural complex in South Kolkata.

“Both Rabindranath Tagore and Subhas Chandra Bose – who always championed communal harmony – were associated with the establishment of Mhajati Sadan. Rabindra Sadan is named after Tagore. So we have decided upon this route to express our resolve to follow their ideal,” said Bose.

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