Showing posts from October, 2013

Hindus waging desperate struggles in Basanti, Sandeshkhali

The following is a heartrending narrative of the condition of Hindus inhabiting No. 7, No. 9, No. 10 and No. 11 Kumrakhali villages under the jurisdiction of police station of Basanti in South 24 Paraganas district. The fierce disorder now prevailing in these villages commenced on October 16 on the day of Bakri Id/Eid ul-Adha when a handful of Muslim youths forcefully closed down shops in Rampur Bazar under the authority of police station of Sandeshkhali. As the majority of shops there are owned by Hindus such an abrupt diktat angered them a lot. While they tried their best to convince the Muslim youths of the problems of shutting down shops and the consequent financial losses, nothing could be achieved. Meanwhile, the tension reached Sanfuipara in No. 9 Kumrakhali village and an altercation ensued between the Hindu and Muslim youths. The situation could have been checked but the attack on local and venerated Panchanan Thakur temple spoiled the remaining chances. Hindus reacted stro

Durga puja pandals in Narkeldanga face communal threat; deities destroyed and pandal pillaged

An altercation on a minor issue soon turned ugly on the day of  Maha Saptami  , 10 th  October, in Narkeldanga area of Kolkata. It started when a few Muslim youths approached the Milan Sangha puja committee at Narkeldanga main road and instructed the members to stop the microphone during their ensuing namaaz.  Their posture and demeanour was unusually aggressive, which infuriated the members. The matter aggravated further when a police sergeant forcefully stopped the microphone; very soon the defiant members of puja committee turned it back on and continued to telecast the mangala stotram. As the time of namaaz was drawing nearer, Muslims youths went to the Narkeldanga mosque but after an hour they were found to approach Milan Sangha puja committee once more. The same group was joined now by a large number of Muslim youths armed with weapons including sticks, swords and daggers. Very soon they began to pillage the puja pandal. While the deity was stoned, the priest suffered severe in

Police fails to arrest Mohammed Allatali Gayen of Rajbari Purbapara, Sandeskhali, after failed sexual assault bid

The savage bid of Mohammed Allatali Gayen to molest Joba Mandal, wife of Sishukumar Mandal, has lead to deep resentment among their neighborhood. The victim is 30 years old and resident of Rajbari Purbapara under the jurisdiction of Sandeshkhali police station in the district of South 24 Paraganas. And the persistent unwillingness of police to initially register the couple’s complaint against the culprit has intensified the anger. Sishukumar is a vendor by profession. On 25th September, Sishukumar returned to his residence from local crematorium after   midnight . Because of strong emotional tussle after cremating a close relative along with the hard labor that comes with his job, he got asleep soon. Abiding by the Hindu custom, he was in veranda while Joba was inside. At around   1.30 am , Mohammed Allatali Gayen who is son of Kouhar Gayen and infamous for his licentious conducts, entered Shishukumar’s residence in search of Joba. But once he tried to cross Sishukumar, the later gra

Another love jihad turns nightmare as victim returns to parents home bruised, beaten and tortured in Gazole, Malda

Baby Debnath, 29 years old lady and daughter of late Haren Chandra Debnath, is a resident of Arjunpur village under the jurisdiction of police station of Gazole in Malda district. The following is a harrowing tale of an innocent girl who has joined the bandwagon of unfortunate girls betrayed by the saga of love jihad. According to her own testimony, Mahbul Alam, son of Habiruddin Sarkar inhabiting the same village, promised her a job seven years back from today. Under his sway she went to several places under one false pretext or the other. She was also compelled to gratify his carnal desires that led to her pregnancy. When Baby confronted her with her situation, Mahbul assured to marry her and also to let her follow religion. Within the next few days, a nikahnama (Islamic marriage) took place where her name was changed to Baby Sultana without her own knowledge! But when she gave birth to a girl child dashing Mahbul’s hopes for a son, life quickly turned into a hell for her. Mahb

Innocent auto-rickshaw driver almost lynched in Bagda

On 19th September at around   11.30 p m , Makhan Sarkar (age 47), resident of Amdoba village under the jurisdiction of Bagda police station in the district of 24 Paraganas (North) was returning from nearby Helenchbazar in his own auto rickshaw. Makhan had gone to the market to listen to   Baul   or folk songs that are characteristic of rural Bengal. He was driving fast but midway at Malipota in Dhutraberia, he was stopped by 4 persons who happened to be his next-door neighbours. After Makhan asked them about the reason for stopping his vehicle, all of them pounced down on Makhan as if to kill him. The assailants were Banki Billa Mandal, son of Kousher Ali Mandal, Samsuddin Mandal, son of Rezzaq Mandal, Mafizul Mullah, son of Syed Ali Mullah, Ramjan Ali Mir, son of Moniruddin Mir. It has been learnt later on that the attack was neither a spontaneous act of any provocation nor an attempt to rob Makhan but a carefully executed plan to murder him and seize his auto rickshaw.   With this

Another victim of Love Jihad recovered from Jalpaiguri while police drags its feet in taking action

Archana Biswas, 17 year old daughter of Haridas Biswas, is blind and lives in the village of Uttar Mahakalguri of Shamuktala police station in the district of Jalpaiguri. She is a student of Class VIII at Shamuktala Girls’ School and is known to be a polite, decent girl in the neighbourhood as well. She got introduced to 19 year old Amjad Ali living in the village of Barokata of Shamuktala police station following the marriage ceremony of a girl from Amjad’s village into her native place at Uttar Mahakalguri. Amjad used to frequently visit Uttar Mahakalguri but feigned as a Hindu to endear himself to Archana. During his encounters with Archana, he also promised to marry her come what may. On 20 th   September, 2013, it has come to knowledge that Amjad asked Archana to visit Kamakhyaguri under the jurisdiction of the police station of Kumargram. Back home after failing to notice her, Archana’s relatives and neighbours started an intense search to find her. Soon the entire episode of A

Schoolgirl’s accidental death turns Ukiler Bazaar, Kakdip into a communal battleground

The death of 15 year old Class X Pritisha Maity, student at local Rajnagar Srinathgram Banividyapith due to a car accident on 27th September at 9.30 am in Ukiler Bazaar area of Kakdwip in South 24 Paraganas district is an unfortunate incident. However, the communal clashes that ensued and its escalating intensity testify how far the social relation has been vitiated. Following the accident, Pritisha was taken to nearby Kakdwip hospital where she was declared dead on arrival. The news infuriated local people and as a result, they devastated the vehicle liable for the accident. Meanwhile, a few Hindu youths from Kakdwip went to Ukiler Bazaar and blocked the thoroughfare there to protest. Tyres, along with parts of a desolate van were also burnt to strengthen the protest and vent anger. Some youths even went to Namkhana to protest, all of which confirm that the protest was spontaneous, devoid of any communal overtone.   Meantime, the protest at Ukiler Bazaar remained unabated with