Don't tar entire community for acts of a few: Mamata Banerjee

Against the backdrop of the Burdwan blast where fingers have been pointed at Muslim terror groups, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said a terrorist has no caste and all people from a community should not be blamed for subversive acts.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014, 00:15 AM IST

Kolkata: Against the backdrop of the Burdwan blast where fingers have been pointed at Muslim terror groups, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said a terrorist has no caste and all people from a community should not be blamed for subversive acts.

"A terrorist is a terrorist. He has no caste," Banerjee said at a programme here.

Recalling the anti-Sikh riots in various parts of the country that followed the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi Oct 31, 1984, she said all people from one community should not be tarred because of the acts of a motley group.

In the aftermath of the accidental blast at Khagragarh in Burdwan district Oct 2 that left two dead another injured, the role of the militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has come under the scanner.