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Basirhat: Will syncretism triumph over hate

The 2017 riots brought the small border town of Basirhat to the national spotlight as a hotbed of smuggling and illegal infiltration. But when probed deeper, it reveals itself to be a centre of age old syncretic traditions. Having made the riots an emotive issue, the BJP is now trying to gain electoral advantage in Basirhat. So what exactly happened in 2017 ? Will the scars of riots never heal ? Will Basirhat’s traditions of communal amity survive the BJP? Watch this Sabrang original to find out.

 

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