Paikpara Ghatbaur, P.S. Bangaon, near to Bangaon town, on May 23, 2013, remained witness to a scuffle between Muslim ruffians and local Hindu Samhati activists – while the Islamists were hell-bent to restart construction of a mosque in a disputed property, located at a short distance away from an old Kali Temple of Hindus, situated behind the bus stand at Paikpara market, Hindu youths were desperate enough to stop the same.
It has been learnt, the trouble commenced at 11 am when a few Islamists, both young and old, were seen to supervise a construction in the disputed site. They were not ignorant of a crucial fact –the very land belongs to government and in 2006, Islamists had attempted to make a mosque there; Hindus, in protest, lodged a suit against the local administration then in the High Court on August, 2006 and the Hon’ble High Court of Kolkata ordered an injunction on the same land.
The status of land remains same but the Islamists, using the impending Panchayat election and its clout, hatched the same design once more. When Hindus asked them of the same, Islamists informed them of a minimal construction – enough to make Hindus smell a rat. Hindus asked them to stop the work but it went on. So, they decided to take help of local administration.
Even if merely 30 Hindu Samhati activists were present there, they got successful in preventing more than 100s of Islamists.
When Hindu youths phoned the local police station and narrated the entire incident and also the possibility of a violent clash between two religious groups in absence of any legal measure, police rushed to the spot and asked Islamists, present there, of legal documents allowing them to do the same job.
As usual, they failed to show the authorization and the job was stopped by police straight away.
Had not Hindu Samhati youths defied Islamists and dared to call police, the pious task of Muslim radicals to build a mosque (at least its base) to bully local Hindus for all time would have finished by the same evening.
Hindu Samhati regularly monitors and reports violations against Hindus in West Bengal. We also work with both governmental and NGO agencies for proper education on protection and ensure remedies to the Hindu populace as per prevailing law of the land.