Three Hindu Temples attacked and damaged by Muslims in Park Circus in Kolkata.
The populace in Bengal again saw a flash of Pakistan in Kolkata heartland on 29th Oct. ’09 evening, behind the Chittaranjan National Medical College and hospital at a distance of few furlong crossing the railway lines from there. Through Ram Mohan Bera Lane (Kolkata-700 046), the procession of Jagadhatri Goddess of local `Bipul Sangha’ Club was heading for its emersion ceremony. When it was passing by a small mosque there named `Madrasha Arabia Jamaetul Ulema’, the insiders from the mosque came out to protest and stop the mike and band party with the procession. But the processionists did not care to hear such unreasonable claim. For this turmoil the procession was with held for the time being.
In the meanwhile the opportunist Muslims announced from the Mosque’s loud speakers that Islam is in danger. They also announced a (fake) attack upon Mosques. Within a moment some 2,000 Muslims gathered there at 10.30pm to attack the procession and a wishful rampage upon Hindus. They broke the mikes and lights of the procession. Moreover they did not spare the chance to attack upon the nearby Hindu temples. The Kali temple by the side of `Bipul Sangha’ Club was attacked first. Then the Muslim hoodlums started to enter far areas to attack and loot Hindu temples and houses. The images of Shiva temple and Kali temple of Adhibas Choudhury Lane in Darapar were broken at some 500 meters away from the Mosque. 20-25 Hindu houses were attacked and damaged. 20 Hindus were injured in this startling attack upon uncared and unprepared Hindus. Hindus of the area spent an unsecured and frightened hours in that night.
In the very next day on Friday on 30th Oct. more than thousand Muslims gathered near the small Mosques to show the Islamic solidarity in the name of Jumma Namaz there. Generally 40-50 Muslims pay Namaz in each Friday. The outsider Namazis jammed the road to pay Namaz and threatened the local Hindus for severe consequences. The frightened Hindus did not dare to make a diary in the police station, while the actual offenders of Muslim community lodged FIR against seven victimized Hindus in the charge of scuffle and looting.
As there was downpour on 3rd November, the Hindu residents of the attacked and damaged houses faced a severe problem in the rain water. They managed the situation anyway by using plastic tarpaulins and some of them make a diary in the police station to register their plight and protest.
The situation is not a new thing in the Park Circus area as this area saw a severe hooliganism and destroy of public properties by the fanatic Muslims lead by Md. Idrish Ali on 21st Nov. 2001 in the protest of Taslima Nasrin’s staying in Kolkata. Under the pressure and persecution many lanes, bye lanes and areas are turned Hinduless and rest of the Hindus are also preparing for leaving the Park circus areas for ever.