Uttering words of protest against injustice and expressing one’s own opinion (as a citizen of India and also according to the Fundamental Rights as enshrined in the Constitution of India) has become a bane in Bengal these days and what is being done to the protestor can be said none except Santanu Basak, s/o late Tapan Basak, inhabiting village: Choto Chandpur, P.S. Rajarhat, District: 24 Paraganas (North), at the moment.
Santanu is known as General Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad in Block: Rajarhat and at the moment, he is fleeing his own residence with the entire family. His residence was assaulted, dashed while his wife, daughter were molested by a large group of 5,000 Islamists on July 5, 2013 at 9 pm. Sanatnu strived to publish a leaflet questioning whether Barasat, following spate of recent attacks on Hindu women – especially gang rape and murder of Shipra Ghosh in Kamduni, has turned into a mini Pakistan.
What the handbill expressed was nothing except basic truth haunting millions of Hindus in the state now. It pointed out that the dominance of Muslim radicals in Barasat is not anything abrupt but the fallout of devilish policies of both CPIM and the reigning governance to deprive Hindus and oust them eventually.
Even if the distribution of flyers among commoners witnessed a great success, the hardiness of Santanu with straight info in the handbill irked both Islamists and local administration highly. As a result, his residence along with whole family became aim of the violent attack for which they had to flee.
Local police administration failed to assure him security in the area from the Muslim goons. These protesting and attacking Muslims do not think it proper or necessary to lodge any complaint, if any, against Santanu Basak for publishing and distributing the said leaflet with the competent authority. They took law in their own hands. This is common feature all over
Bengal nowadays, and people are accustomed to live with it.
Strikingly, the armed, violent pack of Islamists was led by Muslim radicals, termed as absconders by the police and administration till date. Some of these absconders are Yaar Ali Mandal, Abdul Mandal, Entaj Gazi, Tapan Islam, Salim Gain, Rashid Mandal, Sabir Mandal and against all of them Santanu Basak lodged an FIR No. 152/12 dtd. 27/10/2012 under sections 4/5 of West Bengal Animal Slaughters Control Act, 1950 for slaughtering cows intentionally to hurt Hindu sentiment within the premises of village: Choto Chandpur Mallikati.
None of the above-mentioned felons has been arrested yet (remaining as absconders to police) but all of them were reportedly present in the assault on Santanu Basak and his family.