Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Terrible struggle in Joynagar saves Hindu housewife from molestation

Mrs. Manu Naskar (25 year old), wife of Kartik Naskar, is a resident of Nimpith village under Block – II of Joynagar police station in 24 Paraganas (South) district. On 9th August at around 8:30 pm, she was returning from Nimpith market where the couple owns a retail garments store. Once Manu reached Ramkrishna Ashram Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nimpith, she noticed that 3 youths, who were later identified as Muslims, were following her on a motorbike. Soon, they grabbed one end of her sari and also molested her. Sensing trouble, she called the local youth activist of Hindu Samhati, Kripa Sindhu Halder, for help while the miscreants parked their motorcycle a few yards away and advanced towards a petrified Manu. Halder gathered few of his friends and rushed to the spot and found helpless Manu Naskar encircled by the miscreants.

After saving the victim, Halder went to the local C.I. office and sought help of RAF personnel stationed there. They also joined the local brigade of resistance youth group and got hold of two of the culprits. RAF personnel thrashed both of them and submitted them to Joynagar police station. A complaint in this regard was lodged at 11 pm. However, in order to impede the legal procedures more than 150 Muslims youths of nearby Purkaitpara, Hagurepara and Mistripara localities attacked Halder and his associates. To protect themselves, local Hindus raised a strong defense and finally became successful in overpowering the assailants. In the ensuing brawl, 2 Muslim youths got unconscious and were admitted to Nimpith Hospital. Later on, the condition of one of the injured worsened and was transferred to Satyajit Nursing Home in Joynagar and is reportedly still there. The other one was released on the following day. However, Abul Basher Mullah, local leader of minority cell of Trinamool Congress (TMC), and Ghototkoch Halder, another leader of TMC and also an ex-member of local Block, managed to release of two arrested youths from Joynagar police station on personal bonds on the next day. Nevertheless, tension prevails in the locality yet and chances of troubles are rising.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Doctor assaulted in Uluberia for failing to donate to celebrate Eid

An unruly mob consisting of members from Uluberia Junior Sporting Club thrashed distinguished child specialist Dr. Sourav Manna severely in his own chamber. The attack took place in the morning of 18th August after he refused to provide desirable subscription to them to celebrate Eid. Even though the doctor filed a complaint in the local police station of Uluberia none of the attackers, all of whom belonged to Muslim community, has been arrested yet. According to local sources, Uluberia Junior Sporting Club organized a cloth distribution program on 8th August and a competition (including quiz) on August 9 to celebrate Eid. A day-long   football tournament was also organized by the club on 15th August 15 to observe Independence Day. Dr. Manna  alleges that the Club asked him to pay Rs. 3001 as a subscription. Expressing his helplessness, he donated Rs 750 but it failed to satisfy members of the club leading to the assault. The amount of money donated by the doctor had also been returned. On 14th August, few members of the Club went to his residence to warn that his refusal to pay the desirable amount would invite dire consequences. Dr. Manna lodged a formal complaint to the local police station of Uluberia but there was no remedy. On August 16, a few youths of the Club visited his residence again and warned him. Finally on August 18, when Dr. Manna was busy with patients in his chamber, around 25 youths moved into his chamber and forced the patients to go out. This was followed by a vicious attack on the doctor, destroying much of his property as no one dared to prevent them. The incident has panicked the neighborhood. It has been learnt that Dr. Manna has been living in Uluberia Station Road for more than ten years and is known to be benevolent and a proficient physician. The police have not been able to state what prevented them from adopting suitable measures when the doctor lodged the first formal complaint. Mr Shyamal Kumar Samanta, SDPO of Uluberia, was found to evade the issue and has said only that an investigation is going on.

Vehicle carrying smuggled cows hits a woman, condition critical

Apart from ravaging economy and causing long-lasting harm to the society, ceaseless smuggling of cows to Bangladesh has become a terror to residents of border area villages as well. Residents remain afraid of terrible accidents as vehicles smuggling cows drive rashly without caring much for any traffic rules. Kripa Malik (age 33), wife of Sanjib Malik and inhabiting Bamunmura Dulepara area under Barasat police station, 24 Paraganas (N) district became the latest victim of the smugglers while walking past the road at around 6.30 pm on 5thAugust. While crossing the road to go to Bedubazaar market, Ms Malik was struck by a vehicle containing cows that was coming from Madhyamgram Chowmatha. The intensity of the strike was so extreme that Mrs. Malik fell on the road and started vomiting blood. With the help of passers and later joined by her family members, she was taken to Barasat Sub-divisional Hospital. However, owing to her critical condition, the very hospital counselled members of her family to transfer her to RG Kar Hospital, Kolkata immediately. Witnessing her condition worsening steadily, Mrs. Kripa Malik was admitted to Kalpataru Nursing Home in Barasat and she is there still. It has been learnt that she has suffered 12 broken ribs and a small surgery on her kidney has taken place while other essential operations will take place shortly. But her condition is yet to be improved. As per locals, almost150 vehicles (daily) with cows for smuggling do ply on this road. Police has taken two vehicles (in this regard) into custody. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Spirited veneration denotes Gopal Pantha’s commemoration

A fully packed Mahajati Sadan auditorium signaled the success of Hindu Samhati's attempt to commemorate the glorious acts of Gopal Chandra Mukherjee after the infamous Direct Action day. On 16th of August, 1946, he valiantly took up arms in defense of fellow Hindus in Kolkata gainst the pro-Islamic government Bengal that schemed to uproot Hindus from Kolkata and its neighborhood. 68 years later on the same date, members of Hindu Samhati as well as ordinary citizens of Kolkata and suburbs gathered at Mahajati Sadan with a single mission to honor the great hero of Bengal and pay homage to his services on that fatef Swami Pradiptanandaji Maharaj from Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Prof. Saradindu Mukherjee from Delhi University, Ashok Mal and several others including relatives of Gopal Chandra Mukherjee. The convention was presided by Tapan Ghosh, president of the Hindu Samhati. 

The event began with the symbolic lighting the lamp to honor Shri Mukherjee. This was followed by presentation by Ashok Mal (retired officer of the Indian Army), who thanked Hindu Samhati to bring out the Hindu warrior of 1946 from the shambles of history. He also stated that had there not been any such heroic resistance, Hindus in Calcutta would have ceased to exist today. He also recited a poem to define the universality of Hindus. Dr. Saradindu Mukherjee, through interpreting several references, did put before the gathering lots of unheard facts leading to the partition of the Indian subcontinent and how the unholy nexus of the British imperialists and Muslim League played a decisive role to hoodwink the Hindus. Swami Pradiptanandaji Maharaj, also belovedly called as Kartik Maharaj, struck a chord with the audience in the packed auditorium through his fiery speeches where he highlighted the plight of Hindus in contemporary Bengal and the growing need of a stiff resistance to growing Islamic fundamentalism across rural Bengal. Citing various references, he revealed that the apathy of Hindus has been their greatest adversary; their apathy has bolstered the courage of many extremist Muslim leaders that has enabled them to coerce the government to heed to their fanatic ways. He stressed that unless Hindus change their outlook and become more pro-active to save their dignity through struggle, no miracle can take place. No such miracles occur ever as it is against the law of nature. To evidence his notions, Kartik Maharaj did put forth different references related to Hindu mythology. He ended by reminding the audience that once the revolution in Hindu mindset takes place none will dare them.      

Shri Tapan Ghosh initiated his speech after paying homage to the departed soul of Gopal Chandra Mukherjee. In his speech, he categorically stated that without the presence of this great son of Bengal the history of Bengal would have been completely different. He was found to be emotive while saying that Dr. Shyamaprasad Mukherjee was accused of accepting partition of Bengal and Punjab by none other than Jawaharlal Nehru himself which was gladly accepted by the former. In the parliament, Dr. Mukherjee stated to Nehru, “You divided India. I divided Pakistan.” But the saga of bargaining of Dr. Mukherjee would have remained defunct had not Gopal Mukherjee shown the truest feature of a brutal reprisal, Shri Ghosh said. However, the crisis did not end with the partition and a deluge of Hindu refugees from (formerly) East Pakistan followed. He noted that Muslim fundamentalism is raising its head within Bengal yet again and in several areas Bengalis have tasted it already. If there is no uniied resistance, Bengal would become the new bastion of Islamic militancy soon, to be proceeded by yet another ethnic cleansing of non-Muslims from Bengal. However, Hindu Samhati pledges to create another history of fiery resistance and not to let Islamists grab Bengal. The annual memorial celebration of Gopal Mukherjee day is a declaration of the same and is the best way to pay homage to Shri Mukherjee in his birth centenary. Shri Subhas Bhattacharya and Shri Sunil Munshi presented solo songs in the ceremony. The ceremony ended by felicitating 60 daring activists of Hindu Samhati owing to their struggles and sacrifices to save Hindus.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Katwa Byabasayi Samity Won The Battle

On August 10, 2013, Katwa, renowned sub divisional town in the district of Burdwan, witnessed a communal problem. The problem started in the morning at Madhabitala area of the town when one vendor Jubai Seikh was found to misbehave with and also slam a Hindu woman buyer. To save her, Sadananda Roy, a Hindu shop owner of Sridhar Bhandar, came forward and beat the vendor. To avenge this, a large number of Muslims from nearby Katoapara turned up there soon and started plundering without more ado. Rs. 30,000 in cash and other articles have been looted by the rampaging mob from that shop. While the shop of Sadananda Roy was ravaged, he and other Hindus present there were also beaten hollow.
The news of such a brutal assault did spread like a wild fire. Hindus, remaining witnesses to mounting tortures and rape/molestation/murder of poor Hindu women of late, got infuriated soon. Their anger got expressed through a leaderless but terrible defence raised against Muslim culprits.  Members of Katwa Byabasayi Samity (Katwa Business Association) started circulating the news with mike leading to a large assemblage of Hindus at Madhabitala market. The incensed mob was found to prevent Muslim vendors from going on with their usual business and according to information (obtained through sources) several Hindus were observed to retaliate as well. Soon, as a mark of protest, businessmen of all markets closed down their shops. Even if police and RAF have been deployed to control the situation, they are finding it difficult to calm Hindus down.  
Even on 11 August, all shops and business establishments were closed in Katwa. Hindus demanded immediate arrest of the culprit Jubai Seikh and all other miscreants of Katoapara. Then only administration called a meeting with the Katwa Byabasayi Samity. SDO, SDPO & OC of Katwa were present in the meeting. Byabasayi Samity demanded a permanent solution of the problem. Administration conceded all demands of the Samity. Accordingly Jubai Seikh has been arrested. Other 9 named accused will be arrested within 10 days – administration assured. Today Katwa market and shops opened. People consider it as a victory of Katwa Byabasayi Samity.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Chengail Molestation incident update

Protest against bail of molester grows violent in Chengail

Police van ransacked; 2 arrested 

Following the unexpected release of Mohammad Lalbabu Munshi (culprit of molesting Shilpi – student of Class IV at Chengail Kiran Sashi Siksha Mandir) and unwillingness of both school authority and police to ensure safety of girl students in the locality, simmering anger of people burst out on July 31 morning when local youths brought out a protest march against brazen developments. Local youths went to both Chengail Kiran Sashi Siksha Mandir and Chengail Sri Vidyaniketan High School (opened after Panchayat election and counting) to close down the two educational institutions as a mark of protest. Even if an examination was going on in the high school, school authority folded the institution to support the protest march.

It has been learnt, local police was phoned repeatedly to be a witness to the protest. But their late arrival proved to be enough to deteriorate the situation. The infuriated mob terming the late arrival as reluctance, grew violent and damaged the main gate of Chengail Kiran Sashi Siksha Mandir within minutes. Police vans couldn't evade this intense anger as well; windowpane of a police vehicle was damaged.

Then large contingent of police and RAF deployed in the area. Gourab Dey and Bablu Dhara were arrested by P.S. Uluberia. In evening massive raids were conducted in houses of Hindu localities of Chengail by police. Hindus are scared to stay home at night. Situation is tense.

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.