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Police, Locals Clash Over Ration Shortage in India's West Bengal - Videos

© Photo : ANI/twitter Clash broke between Police and locals after they (Police) objected to the road being blocked by the local
 Clash broke between Police and locals after they (Police) objected to the road being blocked by the local - Sputnik International
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New Delhi (Sputnik): Food shortages in homes are a result of the 40-day national lockdown announced by the Indian government to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Videos are going viral on social media where people and police can be seen clashing over a ration shortage in Baduria, West Bengal on Wednesday.

​A woman can be seen being beaten up by police personnel following the clashes. The skirmish between police and locals reportedly occurred after law enforcement officers objected to the road being blocked by people.

Locals blocked the road alleging improper distribution of ration materials during the coronavirus lockdown.

Amid speculation of a shortage of rations due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, the government announced around $6 billion for free food and $5 billion for cash transfers for women and senior citizens.

India's Minister of Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan said that the country has no shortage of food grains, asserting that the nation has a surplus of 539,000 tonnes in stock. He further added that all state governments have been asked to distribute rations to the poor.

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