‘Mamata will be thrown out if she doesn’t fulfil promises’

A muslim leader who was largely responsible for tilting the minority vote bank in favour of Mamata Banerjee during the last assembly polls on Wednesday sent out a warning to the Chief Minister, saying her government would be thrown out just like the CPM's if she did not fulfil the promises she made to the Muslims before the polls.

At a gathering at Rani Rashmoni Square, Furfura Sharif Pirzada Toha Siddiqui said, "If you still don't make amends, this is only quarter-final, after three and a half years of your tenure, I will play semi-final and after four and a half years, there would be final."

Talking to The Indian Express, Siddiqui said before Mamata became the CM, she had given several assurances to the Muslims. "We understand that 18 months is not enough to make amends for all the wrongdoings of 32 years (of CPM's rule) but it is a lie on the CM's part to claim that she had done 99 per cent of whatever she had promised to the Muslims of the state," he said.

Bengal has most cases of missing children: NCRB report

The dismal data on missing children across the country released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) points out that 76,152 children have gone missing in 2011. This includes 28,853 boys and 47,299 girls. Till October 2012, 30,811 of them, 10,548 boys and 20,263 girls, remained untraced.

A careful look at the NCRB data also point out that the largest share of missing children are from Naxal-affected states and Orissa, among these states, showed abysmal records of finding the missing ones.

As per NCRB report, Maharashtra and Jharkhand refused to share its data. Bengal topped the chart with 19,254 children going missing.

Many of the children apparently went missing after they stepped out of their homes to the local market or to play with friends.

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