Hindu Temple Burnt, Kali Icon Desecrated and Vandalized in Basirhat, West Bengal
33 year old Kali Temple Attacked and Burnt; Kali murthi stripped and vagina blackened;
At the late hours of 16th December, 2009 some unknown miscreants (suspected to be Islamic activists) entered the 33 year old Kali temple of Kankra village of Kachua Panchayet, under Basirhat Police Station in North 24 Parganas district, stripped the murthi, or icon of Mother Kali naked and burnt the temple. Before leaving the temple, the miscreants even tied the throat of the stone made murthi of the Goddess with a thick rope. The vagina of the idol was blackened. Keeping in view to the nature of the crime and mixed population of the area, one can easily understand that no Hindu can do such a heinous and sacrireligious deed. The finger of suspicion is definitely pointed to the Muslim community.
The village of Kachua is a popular pilgrimage place because of the famous temple of renowned saint Sri Loknath Brahamachari. Hundreds of thousands of devotees visit this this Temple throughout the year. In this area where the Hindus have become a minority, perhaps the next target is this Loknath Temple.
Hindus became extremely aggrieved for this desecration of their temple and murthi. All Hindus of the village cutting across party lines jointly put a roadblock and demonstrated at Basirhat Police Station. At the time of demonstration, local Communit Party of India (CPI) MLA Narayan Mukherjee tried to divert the issue saying that the desecration of the murthi(icon) and temple must have been a deed of a mentally misbalanced person. But the Hindus rejected the idea. Police assured the Hindus that they will book the culprit. But till now no culprit has been arrested.
A few days before, the ornaments of the Kali murthi(icon) and other valuables of the temple were robbed similarly. People lodged complaints to the police station. That case too unresolved.
Basirhat sub-division in West Bengal is border area with Bangladesh. It has become open ground for Jehadi(Islamist) terrorists. The whole area of Basirhat Police Station. became Muslim majority due to unabated illegal Muslim Infiltration from Bangladesh. The illegal activities and atrocities upon Hindus have increased simultaneously. The scale of torture upon Hindus has sharply increased in recent times. The desecration of the sacred Kali temple is the latest example. The aggrieved Hindus demonstrated in front of the local police station and blocked the roads. Communal tension rose in the area and RAF(special police force) was deployed to control the situation.