Banjanharia Charial Block Primary Health Centre vandalized following Muslim youth’s death

On December 29, 2013, at 11 am, Banjanharia Charial Block Primary Health Centre in the village of Banjanharia under the jurisdiction of Budge Budge police station in 24 Paraganas (South) district turned into a battlefield between Hindus and Muslims following the death of a Muslim youth.

It has come to knowledge, Hakim Sheikh (name changed), a youth living in the environs, was admitted to the Primary Health Centre (on December 29) with acute chest pain as well as high fever. However, he succumbed to death unfortunately within the next one hour. But family members of Hakim Sheikh, alleging wrong medical treatment, ransacked the hospital and even threatened Sujata Dutta (name changed) of dire consequences. Even if she asked them to go for post-mortem (if necessary), the irate mob snubbing her went on with the rampage. The turmoil irritated local Hindus lots as some of them were also handled roughly within the medical institution. The situation became terrible when a Hindu youth got involved with a few fierce protesters.

No less than hundreds of Hindus appeared there soon to teach the violent mob a lesson. But the situation was saved with the timely intervention of local police. Protesters were made vacate the ground alongside the hospital without delay. While leaving, Hindus and Muslims were seen to warn each other. No protester has been arrested yet.   

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.


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