Carnages of Ananda Marga ascetics (on April 30, 1982) commemorated in Kolkata
No justice yet
No matter what the magnitude of a massacre is, it’s highly important (as well) to make people remember the same with each day it passes – ascetics of Ananda Marga order have been doing the same job tirelessly. And with April 30, 2012 they have made the 30 th commemoration of carnage of 17 Anandamarga Sannyasis (including 1 sannyasin) that happened on April 30, 1982 in broad daylight and before thousands of silent onlookers, placing it in the list of ghastliest mass murders in the history of human civilization thus far.
Dadhichi Diwas on April 30, 2012 (commemoration of mass execution of ascetics on April 30, 1982), apart from the ascetics of Ananda Marga order, was participated by people from other walks of life too including Bharat Sanskriti Manch, headed by Sri Tapan Ghosh, president, Hindu Samhati.
In accordance with reports, the ghastly incident on April 30, 1982 took place at Bijon Setu, Kolkata,
throw to P.S. Gariahat and P.S. Kasba, and was perpetrated by a large number of
ruffians in the vicinity. Even if the government came out (in no time) with a
fictitious story terming the incident as a fallout of public outrage (terming
people were recklessly determined to get hold of kidnappers of children - cheledhora), without doubt a nasty
design reigned supremely or else taxis carrying ascetics of Ananda Marga, going
to attend an educational conference in their headquarter at Tiljala, wouldn’t
have been stopped at three places between Bijon Setu and Bandel Road (1 km road
altogether). Ascetics were drawn out of
the cabs then, beaten mercilessly and burnt to death in the end. Police never
It is alleged that involved ruffians were known as truehearted cadres of CPIM, at the helm of affairs in the state then. Moreover, both the government and party under aegis of Jyoti Basu and Pramod Dasgupta respectively remained tightlipped while the ostensible leaders of the carnage, local CPIM MLAs Sachin Sen and Kanti Ganguli, remained free. No inquiry commission did happen owing to persistent hindrances of then CPIM-led government.
There has not been any justice thus far – justice delayed is justice denied.
A number of speakers including Sri Tapan Ghosh spoke on the occasion.