Hindus gearing up to prevent Islamic onslaught
When this report is being written, Hindus of village: Malancha, P.S. Diamond Harbor, District: 24 Paraganas (South) are busy in patrolling their village along with neighborhood from a likely Islamic onslaught that can befall at any moment. Have Hindus committed any crime enough to provoke Islamists to attack them? Well, there is no such; Hindus dared to protest against and also prevent Muslim radicals from hooking electricity in their village. The Muslim youths do belong to Purkutpara of neighboring Muslim-dominated village of Kamalpur and it is a daily job for them to hook electricity from Hindu residences in village: Malancha.
Hooking electricity from Hindu-dominated villages by Islamists in 24 Paraganas (South) has become a daily affair by now, indulgence of local police and administration with ferocity of Muslim radicals happen to be the mainstay of this job, extending its tentacles all over the district. Connection of electricity to Hindu-dominated village: Malancha took place 4 months ago (from now) and as a result, it became an eyesore to neighboring Muslims almost instantly. Even if Hindus objected to this theft of electricity repeatedly, there was no end to this.
But the scenario changed on May 17, 2013 when lots of electric wires were disconnected by Hindus intentionally. A sudden thunderstorm in the evening tore lots of electric wires from nearby lampposts; owing to this 4 Hindus were almost electrocuted. To stave off any such incident again, Hindus in Malancha decided to disconnect the connection irking Muslims much. They came in large numbers and demanded explanations from Hindus leading to an intense scuffle between two religious groups. Odud Gazi, Head of Netra Panchayat, sided for Muslims naturally and was found to advise Hindus to help their Muslim neighbors at any time.
Nevertheless, the courage of Hindus astonished Muslims a great deal. Soon a division took place between them. While one group was found to opt for peaceful solutions with Hindus, the other denied to cooperate with Hindus ever. But such a difference helped to retain a communal harmony in any way.
On May 20, 2013, at 7.30 pm, Muslim ruffians attacked Hindus (with lethal weapons) for hooking all of a sudden. But Hindus didn’t react. They, instead, phoned local leaders of Trinamool Congress like Jayanta Ghosh, Aman Sanpui, Razzaq Sheikh and made them conscious of the fast deteriorating situation there. But other than Jayanta none did response. Jayanta Ghosh assured Hindus that a large police contingent would visit the spot soon but to no avail. No police team has reached there yet.
Hindus fear that Islamists will attack more brutally soon and to save themselves from possible danger, Hindus have decided to guard the entire village.
None knows what will happen in tomorrow.
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.