Communal tensions over mosques heightening
It has come to knowledge from sources that on January 3, 2014, a few prominent leaders of Muslim community, following Jumma Namaz in the mosque situated at Samsul Huda Road, Kolkata – 17, mulled over the fate of two mosques for hours.
One of the two mosques happens to be the Hazi Benku Lane Mosque, located at No. 13 Konnagar under the jurisdiction of the police station of Uttar Para in the district of Hooghly. It has also been learnt, the mosque and its adjoining property was purchased by an individual named Subrata Sengupta for a real estate project. But commencement of the venture led to an uproar in the area. To stop the project, Muslims asked the local administration to let them offer namaz in the adjoining land (lying vacant) but the proposal was refuted by Uttar Para police station outright. To stave off any untoward development, the property was termed as disputed and Section 144 of CrPC was imposed. The notice was conveyed to Muslim intellectuals and clerics as well. However, this failed to end the fiasco. According to sources, Section 144 was declared at No. 12 Benku Lane while the address of mosque and its adjoining property is No. 13 Benku Lane, Konnagar, Hooghly.
A team of Ghazis is being set up to recover the mosque with the property; they are gearing up to offer Jumma Namaz there on January 10 and to make this endeavor a great success, a malicious propaganda is also being conducted in several areas. The main aim is to gather as many Ghazis there as possible making administration apprehend a grave communal trouble in the area. Abdul Matin, in-charge Motawali of Hazi Benku Baksh mosque, is playing a leading part in this context and his associates include Maulana Abdul Mannan (Imam Saheb), Badre Alam, Anowar Hussain, Imran, Ad Tabat Alam and Abul Hasan.
The other mosque is Asgar Mistri Mosque under Hafez Dilawar Hossain Wakf State within the jurisdiction of Topsia police station and no stone is being left unturned to achieve this too. As per locals, venomous propaganda is being conducted against Hindus and even Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of Bengal, is also being slandered. On January 3, 2014, Musallis of Beniapukur Mosque blocked off local streets as a part of this struggle. It is to be noted, such a desperate effort took place in 2010 also.
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.