In the evening of Rathayatra 10 July at 7 pm, the office room of the Durga Puja & Kali Puja Committees in a fully Hindu area of Taltala in central Kolkata, all on a sudden, has been forcibly captured by breaking its wall by the Muslims to extend the small Masjid of 11A Doctor Lane, Kolkata - 14, PS - Taltala. The throne, images of the deities and other Puja materials and costly utensils kept inside the office room have been desecrated and removed. Reportedly those are kept inside the Masjid. In this
Doctor Lane every
year Durga Puja and Kali Puja are organised in a big way by ‘Taltala Doctor
Lenastha Puja Committees”.
Seeing this totally unexpected and unwarranted audacious illegal act of the outsider Muslims, Hindus became puzzled and could not resist at first instance, because these large number of Muslims came from different areas by about 300 motorbikes, obviously to terrorise the local people. But ultimately the Hindus protested, and police stopped the illegal act. Again at mid night, Muslims again tried to make some illegal construction. They demolished the wall more. Hindus strongly resisted. Then massive police force from 5 neighbouring Police Stations and RAF has been deployed there. Situation is extremely tense there.
From reliable sources it is learned that that evening the large no. of Muslims in about 300 motorbikes came from Watganj, Metiaburuz, Rajabazar and Park Circus areas. To mobilize them, ‘Islam Khatre Mei’ message was used by sms extensively. Police and intelligence agencies did nothing to stop it. One influential ruling party politician reportedly gave protection to the bikers.
Local people apprehend that these Muslims will soon start offering Namaz on the street, put mike on the small mosque (still it is not there), eve teasing will be started. In consequence, just like Park Circus area, Hindus will be forced to sell their houses in throwaway prices and migrate to other area. Ultimately this
Doctor Lane will be
another example of a Hindu area transformed into a Muslim area.
Before every election in
West Bengal, this
type of capturing and encroachment of Hindu properties in Hindu areas by the
Muslims happen in many places. And this will continue to happen. Muslims are
determined to extract their pound of flesh from the state establishment as a
price of their seemingly support to Mamata Banerjee and TMC. Only the Hindus
have to suffer. Another
is being created here. Bangladesh
Before every election in
On 11 July at 2 pm a peace meeting was convened by police at Taltala PS. DC- Central, other police officers, local TMC Councilor Smt. Indrani Banerjee, and Iqbal Ahmed, TMC MLA from Khanakul (
Hooghly) and 6 No.
Borough Chairman were present along with the Puja Committee Secretary and Hindu
and Muslim representatives. Hindus demanded restoration of previous condition
and free access to the Committee room. Muslims opposed. No decision could be
reached. On 16 July TMC MP Sri Sudip Banerjee will come. Then only the dispute
will be sorted out - this was decided.