Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hindu trader’s murder stuns Falta, South 24 Paraganas

Extensive Hindu protests alarm administration

The whole of Falta is aggrieved now over the ghastly murder of Kartick Chandra Methia or the owner of confectionery ‘Rittika Sweets’ who was both a successful businessman and popular for his geniality to all.  On March 29, in the late evening, while he was in his own shop located at Jagannathpur junction of Sararhat on Falta road within the jurisdiction of Falta police station in the district of South 24 Paraganas, a team of six miscreants riding motorbikes entered all of a sudden. They gunned down Kartick Chandra Methia (age 42) without delay and to make the death more certain they were witnessed to chop him off by swords repeatedly. The ghastly incident took place before the shop’s workers and a few customers there. They were too afraid to raise any alarm even and to thwart any such approach even, a few bombs were also hurled. On the word of eyewitnesses, the anonymous criminals hailed from Sonakopa village in close proximity. The village is known to be dominated by Muslims heavily. 

As already said, Kartick Chandra Methia was both a successful businessman and popular for this gentility in the environs. He also had god relations with various social organizations and also used to participate in social activities with zeal. He has left three daughters and other members of the grief-stricken family.  Following the murder, the entire area is overwhelmed with anguishes and also anger against the administration’s failure to nab the felons yet. A large number of people blocked off the Falta Main Road, as a mark of protest. Even if police have pledged to take the criminals into custody soon, Hindus in the area have lost confidence on police officials, especially Sakir Ali – DSP and Sudip Singh – Officer-in-Charge. It has been learnt from them, these two police officers have affability to local criminals, especially with those from the village of Sonakopa. The grievance of Hindus is excessively high now and the administration has failed to reduce the tension. The presence of Mrs. Moumita Saha, SDO of Diamond Harbor, has also failed to calm protestors in throngs down.  

Some people have been found to state that the CCTV in the shop of slain Kartick Chandra Methia can be a good weapon to solve the conundrum. However, the administration has not taken this closed-circuit television into consideration up till now. What appalls local police and its high-profile bosses then? Sources assert that the reign of notorious Salim (crime kingpin in the Left Front regime) is in full swing in the present regime still and knowing this all, police has lost the confidence to initiate a positive investigation even. The message, it is being averred by locals time and again, is comprehended by all easily – if the criminal is from the minority community, clemency should be the only way of communication to him.  

And this is nothing unusual now. Only a few days back, Sudip Banerjee, Lok Sabha candidate of Trinamool Congress for North Kolkata constituency, held a rally of minority workers of the party at Mohammed Ali Park in Kolkata amidst well-known Muslim individuals of the state. There, he heralded the entire community as kingmaker of India and hence, he sought kind assistance of these kingmakers for his own victory.

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.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Murshidabad forms largest storage of illegal arms, ammunitions

Radical Muslim outfits manning entire trade

Bengal administration’s worst fears that the state heads in the entire country in stocking illegal arms and ammunitions, enough to dismantle the entire police force if used together, are coming true. The success of police in retrieving a few of them in the district of Murshidabad has cleared the upcoming parliamentary election’s mandate that no stone will be left unturned to have success and application of violence through stockpiles of arms and ammunitions will be the first and foremost option.  In the last few days, the district police had conducted special raids in search of illegal firearms and emerged with stunning success in the end. Through investigations in the areas within the jurisdictions of Jalangi, Raninagar and Domkal police stations, the police force got hold of 11 firearms and culprits including a Bangladeshi national involved in at least eight cases of murder. Two of the arrested criminals have been found as local dealers of weapons.

According to the district police, a person named Al Amin with one 9 mm pistol and a few cartridges was arrested from a den in Domkal. It is alleged that Al Amin lives in the village of Noapara within the district of Meherpur in Bangladesh and he was in charge of operations at Thanarpara area in the district of Nadia. He is involved to 3-4 cases of murder in the area and one murder in Bangladesh too. He used to live in the area of Kamardiar within the Domkal police station’s jurisdiction as Suman Sheikh. Al Amin alias Suman Sheikh is having an Indian voter card as well.

Mohammed Kutubuddin Sheikh and Jalimuddin were arrested from the village of Kaligunj within the Domkal police station’s jurisdiction and with firearms including one rifle, two 9 mm pistols, seven rounds of cartridges and 24 bombs. Mohammed Kutubuddin Sheikh and Jalimuddin inhabit the villages of Sahadiar and Muraripukur within the Domkal police station’s control respectively. On the word of police, Kutubuddin Sheikh is a dealer of weapons and is also known for merchandising arms prior to any election. Another criminal named Jasimuddin Sheikh was arrested from the area of Shiekpara within the Raninagar police station’s jurisdiction; two firearms, 23 kilos of ganja and one stolen motorbike was recovered from him. Jasimuddin Sheikh, as stated by police, has years of experiences in the trade of illegal firearms. 

While speaking to the press, Humayun Kabir, Superintendent of Police in Murshidabad, had stated that the investigation under the aegis of Arijit Sinha, SDPO of Domkal, was a unique success. The operation recovered 2 muskets, a single-barreled rifle, three 9 mm pistols, 6 one-shutter guns, 22 rounds of cartridges and 5 magazines. 4 people have been arrested while 56 firearms have been retrieved in the district yet as part of retaining law and order. The search operations of police will go on till the Lok Sabha Election to maintain rule of law.

Even as congratulating the police team of its astounding success, it must also be mentioned that the search operation has brought forth a cruel reality as well. It is no more an allegation that Murshidabad has become the largest storage of illegal arms and ammunitions in the state and thanks to its proximity to the international India-Bangladesh border, the entire network is maintained by radical Muslim outfits to vent their anger against India at any opportune moment.

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.


Fate of Hindu students sealed in Bengal

Religious polarization in discipline of Engineering also

While diatribes against Hindu communalism, especially before the impending parliamentary election, refuse to die down, Bengal has experienced a new milestone in its journey of polarizing the chronicle of education. The malice of reservation for Muslims in education has entered the segment of Engineering education finally and according to the state government’s latest decision, 50% of seats in the minority community controlled engineering colleges in Bengal will be reserved for minority students from this year. Students will be admitted to those colleges through an examination but not the conventional Joint Entrance Examination. This examination will be conducted by the Association of Minority Professional Academic Institutes or AMPI. The Higher Education Department issued a circular in this context, on March 7.

On the word of officials in the department, the new examination will take place on May 7, 2014 and through this students will be admitted to the discipline of Pharmacy also. What will be the fate of remaining 50% seats? It will be based on results of Joint Entrance Examination held across the state every year. As per the new rules, the number of reserved seats for minority students in the discipline of Engineering is a little more than a 1, 000.  It has also been learnt, Muslim students will get priority in Muslim community controlled engineering colleges and the same rule will be followed regarding other minority institutes. In case, reserved seats remain vacant in any institute, students of other religious communities will be considered.  And if there is any vacancy still, general students will be accepted.

Is this possible? As per the circular, admission through the minority entrance examination has got to be completed before the initiation of Joint Entrance Examination’s counseling. Following it, the number of vacant seats will be sent to the JEE Board by each minority engineering college and then the reserved seats will be converted into the general category. JEE Board will admit students in those general seats through counseling. When the JEE was asked that such a procedure violates the saga of secularism as prevalent in India, it answered briskly that no such reservations for students of minority religious community students is possible within the framework of JEE. This proposal, if JEE is to be believed, was given by AMPI. And since this proposal abides by Article 30 in the Constitution of India or regarding the Right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions, state government of Bengal gave its consent.  An advisory board headed by Mr. Pradipta Roy, retired Justice, has also been formed to retain transparency in every aspect.  

Is there is any need of this? Well, a member of AMPI has termed it as need of the hour. In accordance with researches, there are five engineering colleges administered by the minority communities in the state and while four of them do belong to Sikhs, one belongs to the Christians. But this simple theory has been dissented by many already. They do opine that the entire process and enabling Sikh and Christian engineering colleges to work on autonomously is a mere tokenism and it is to camouflage the vicious schemes of Islamists to flood the state with their own educational institutions.

It is known to all that the West Bengal Backward Classes (other than SC and ST) (Reservation of Vacancies in Services and Posts) Bill, 2012 has benefited Muslims in the state highly. Mamata Banejee, while attending Eid-ul-Fitr at Red Road in 2013 stated publicly, “We want your children to become doctors and engineers. We want Muslim children and youth to advance in studies. Reservation of seats in higher education will be introduced from 2014.”

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.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Deliberate, vicious attack against Hindus in Chakdaha, Nadia

Police buying time to arrest Islamists for thrashing Hindus

The village of Madanpur within the jurisdiction of police station of Chakdaha in the district of Nadia remains witness to a deliberate, vicious attack against Hindus by Islamists and apprehensions that the situation may worsen more are on the rise. If sources are to be believed, while radical Muslim youths are gearing up for a new onslaught, patience and trust of aggrieved Hindus on administration thanks to persecution are on the verge of collapse. Even if the local police have pledged to adopt strictest measures to take the criminals into custody, local Hindus have already termed it as hollow and also unreliable. It has also been learnt, local political parties are siding for Islamists to retain their own minority vote bank. The attack against Hindus emanated from a mere controversy in the local fair on March 26.

Gourangapur More (crossway) in the village of Madanpur comprises a mixed population and has been witnessing clashes between Hindus and Muslims. However, its intensity has soared in the last few years and now it seems that a mere excuse is enough to incite Islamists to assail Hindus. The village, at the moment, is having a fair on Holi or the spring festival of colors and as a result, lots of makeshift stalls have also come up. Similar to any other rural fairs, gambling is also going on there. On March 26, a few Muslim youths were also involved in this nasty game of gambling in a shop. But, gradually, they lost all stakes and in the end, the shop owner asked them to pay the money. What irked locals there was that the youths refused to pay any money and instead threatened the shop owner to return them more. The defiance enraged locals as well as the owner. But to retain law and order, he asked youths again to pay. When they denied flatly, a verbal spat, as usual, took place and it changed to a hand-to-hand conflict soon. Without doubt, both sides thrashed each other and the Muslim youths living in Gourangapur Kaltalapara went back. All witnessing the clash had heaved a sigh of relief, as a result.

But contrary to their expectations, the same gang of Muslim youths returned with more Islamists at 9.30 pm and a complete hell was let loose. The gang, almost instantaneously, made a dastardly attack on the gambling center. Once it was made flat with the ground, they charged at the other shops owned by Hindus. In a little while, tea shop owned by Bappa Das was crushed and others were simply wrecked. Even Bappa’s aged and ailing mother was also targeted; she, along with Bablu Das, was beaten hollow. Hindu women and children were not spared as well; women ran hither and thither in search of shelter from zealots while their innocent children had to bear slaps and kicks. The gang was having lethal weapons as well and those were used to beat Bablu Das, Bappa Das and his ailing mother.      

To take stock of the situation, police turned up an hour later but the criminals had fled by then. Hindus burst into protest demanding stringent actions against the culprits. Local political parties are tight-lipped over the whole incident but Debasis Biswas, president of Kalyani block for Trinamool Congress was found to advocate criminals and calm agitating Hindus down. But his entire approach backfired; he was beaten by local Hindus in a rage. No criminal has been arrested yet; tension refuses to diminish in the area.

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.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Amay reaches home - police-criminal nexus' conspiracy failed

Yesterday 25 March Amay Bhunia of Sandeshkhali got bail from ACJM court at Basirhat. Today 26 March Hindu Samhati vice president Bikarna Naskar was to escort Amay Bhunia to his home at Sarberia. It was expected that many Hindu youths would accompany them. Police applied all tricks so that Amay cannot go to his house keeping his head high. Police threatened Bikarna not to enter the area. Everybody understands that Sandeshkhali police is acting as puppet of TMC leader Shajahan Seikh. This district North 24 Parganas police is always hand in glove with criminals - recently arrested and released on bail - the notorious criminal Abdul Barik Biswas - is an example of it.


Ultimately Bikarna WON THE BATTLE OF NERVE. He became successful to accompany Amay to his home along with 200 Hindu youths who gathered at Rajbari to receive and greet Amay. Local people received Amay with much affection. Shajahan Seikh and Police's conspiracy to suppress and silence Hindus failed. Today since afternoon Shajahan Seikh's TMC party office was vacant. Huge police and RAF were deployed at Rajbari and Sarberia. They guarded the procession, perhaps in anticipation of violence.

But, as if as vengeance, just after Amay reached home and Bikarna left the place, Officer In Charge of Basanti PS Mr. Koushik Kundu, along with 2 car load RAF, raided Pratap Hazra's house at Kumrakhali. Finding nothing objectionable, they had to retreat empty handed.

Will Sarmistha return to her shocked parents ever?

An unfamiliar story – worse than Love Jihad

While political confrontations with soaring violence are getting widespread through the length and breadth of Bengal, the chronicle of Love Jihad has entered another phase with a novel strategy. Gone are the days when a Hindu girl was allured and snatched by a Muslim youth furtively under a Hindu anonym; nowadays these sinister developments are taking place overtly, by bullying the Hindu family in public. This approach came forth on March 21 in Howrah when Sarmistha Sarkar (age 16 yrs), student of Class VIII in Dharsha Prahlad Das Girls’ School at Dharsha Kajipara in Howrah, was abducted by Becha Mallik, age 45 and a Muslim Black Magician by profession. Sarmistha is the daughter of Swapan Sarkar and Lakshmi Sarkar, living in Satashi Uttarpara, GIP Colony within the jurisdiction of Jagachia police station in Howrah district.

Prior to narrating anymore, let’s focus on Becha Mallik. According to locals there, Becha is both infamous for profligacy and molesting Hindu girls in the area. And only a couple of years back, Manashi, another Hindu girl, committed suicide thanks to him. However, a few natives maintain that Manashi was virtually poisoned to death. Now, on the fateful day of March 21, while going to school Sarmistha was snaffled by Becha, learnt to have a mesmeric influence on her, and taken somewhere, yet to be ascertained. Meanwhile, her father, Swapan, learnt from a few students including Sarmistha’s best friend that she didn’t turn up in the school. The worried couple awaited her return till 8 pm, but finding no other option, they decided to proceed to the police station of Jagacha. A formal complaint was filed at 9.30 pm (General Diary No.: 1331 dated 21.03.2014) by Sarmistha’s mother Lakshmi Sarkar against Becha Mallik. Police proved to be congenial to the distressed family and escorted them to the residence. Binodananda Banerjee (alias Biltu), local Trinamool Congress councilor, was also approached, but he was found to be reluctant to the incident and the hazardous fate of the adolescent girl, Sarmistha.

It has also come to knowledge; the abduction is not the first portrayal of Becha’s lust for Sarmistha. Since Becha is known as a Muslim Tantrik in the area, the wretched Sarkar family asked him four months back to relieve their third child, a boy of 8 years, from recurrent pains at the back. At that time, Becha captivated Sarmistha and pledging to better her life thru marriage, he took away her ration card and clothes. The revelation came as a brutal shock to the Sarkar family and when her mother, Lakshmi Sarkar, reached Becha’s residence seeking her daughter’s clothes and ration card, she was beaten hollow by almost all of Mallik family. Again, Becha’s complicity in the episode of March 21 was conveyed by Sheikh Iqbal, an amiable neighbor to the Sarkar family and according to sources, Rakhi, who serves daily meals to Becha Mallik, communicated Sheikh Iqbal of the same.

According to Sarmistha’s parents, she was abducted forcibly, and since she was panic-stricken Sarmistha failed to raise an alarm.

The story fails to end here as Becha Mallik phoned Lakshmi Sarkar on March 25 at 7.30 pm and abused her for filing complaint to police against him. Sarmistha Sarkar has created a new chapter of Love Jihad depicting how a sane Hindu girl can be coerced by an Islamist. Her horrified family today came to Hindu Samhati office and approached its President Tapan Ghosh to help them to recover their minor aged beloved daughter.

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.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sheikh Maibul arrested for raping girl child in Bardhaman

Ravishment of women and also female children refuse to die down in Bengal and without doubt, the more parliamentary election is drawing close, the more rapes of women are becoming common in the state. It seems that the administration is busy in any festivity while political parties are engaged in settling their own scores and also pulling in more support through rosy promises. And all these are being said following the rape of Sandhya (name changed), a girl child of 8 years, living in the village of Natu within Raina police station’s jurisdiction in the district of Bardhaman.  On March 23, she was raped by Sheikh Maibul, living in the village of Chakkhanzadi within the jurisdiction of Jamalpur police station. Sheikh Maibul, it has also been found, is a debauchee by nature and revels by harassing girls, especially Hindu girls, sexually.

Sheikh Maibul is a frequent visitor to the village of Natu. His father-in-law, as per locals, lives in this village and his agricultural lands are looked after by Maibul. On the fateful day (March 23) he was in the lands when little Sandhya was playing with her friends. After 6 pm in the evening all her friends departed but she continued to play with a friend. Mailbul, at that time, was returning from the cucumber plantation and tempted both Sandhya and her friend by saying that he would give them fresh cucumbers. After rendering the two children cucumbers, he asked Sandhya’s friend to go away. Sandhya also started to get away but Maibul allured her of more cucumbers. After that he took Sandhya away to the farmland and raped her there. Sandhya, as a result, got unconscious and Sheikh Maibul retuned to his village of Chakkhanzadi.

When Sandhya did not return as usual, her worried parents, relatives along with neighbors went to every corner of the village in search of her. Soon, they found out an unconscious Sandhya in the farmland and after gaining consciousness, she narrated the brutal incident in detail. She was admitted to the Bardhaman Medical College Hospital without delay and on the same night, Sandhya’s father filed an official complaint to the Raina police station against Maibul. Police registered a case under sections of rape and sexual abuses of children against Sheikh Maibul and took him into custody. Police had gone to the hospital and took statement Sandhya also. Her medical reports have also been adopted.  

Sheikh Maibul was put up to the Bardhaman Court on March 24 and Chief Judicial Magistrate sent him to the police custody for six days. Police has also pleaded with the Hon’ble Court for medical examination of both victim and rapist. The development has led to a furor in the village and its environs terrifying parents of the security of their wards, especially girls, in these trying times. While on the one hand, people, cutting across religious barriers, have been found to censure the incident severely, they are also reprimanding the role of local police. As per them, rapes and sexual abuses of children are increasing fast in Bardhaman like the rest of the state but police is yet to intensify its vigil and maintain a strict law and order, enough to affright law offenders.

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.




Yesterday 24 March serious incident happened in the village Sonakania Dorjipara under Habra Police Station in North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal. 2nd officer of Habra PS Mr. Prafulla Kumar Shaw has been seriously injured by brick batting of miscreants led by one Rafikul Mondal alias Bhola, Mafidul Mondal and Ismail. Another seriously injured person is Sri Gopesh Ghosh, President of ‘Naam Yajno Samity’. He is now under treatment in Barasat Sadar Hospital.
Yesterday ‘Naam-Sankirtan’ was going on in the village. At about 11.30 am, just beside the Sankirtan place, one Muslim vendor started selling Beef which he was carrying in a bucket on his cycle. The devotees took notice of it and they informed the matter to the committee of the programme. Then the President, Sri Gopesh Ghosh went to the Beef-vendor and requested him to stop this act and leave the venue with beef. But the vendor declined and the Muslims started argument with Sri Gopesh Ghosh and other committee members. The argument quickly converted into confrontation. In that clash, the miscreants attacked Sri Gopesh Ghosh. In this attack, Sri Ghosh’s head has been fractured and he got serious injury on his back. Some other Hindus including Raju Ghosh, Tanmay Sur were also injured. Police was duly informed. Police force led by 2nd Officer of Habra PS came to the spot and tried to resist the miscreants. In result the police force came under severe attack by the miscreants. Police car was attacked. The 2nd Officer Mr. Prafulla Kumar Shaw’s head was fractured. Some other police personnel too got injury.
Yesterday was last day of 4-day dharmik anusthan. As Prasad, about 1000 people’s meals were prepared. The program was disturbed. It could not be concluded as per schedule, and all food were spoiled.
Habra Police registered a case against 16 miscreants, but not arrested anyone of them.
Today, the influential TMC leader of district and state cabinet minister Sri Jyotipriya Mallick visited the area. Just after that visit, that miscreant Rafikul Monadal again started threatening the local Hindus and terrorising them. He was abusing the Hindu women with filthy language when those women went to the spot to collect the utensils used yesterday to cook the meals. Hindus are panicked. This evening a delegation of 15 Hindus led by Committee member Sri Dilip Biswas went to Habra Police station to lodge complain against this threatening by Rafikul and other miscreants. But police declined to lodge any complaint. The Inspector in Charge Mr. Mainak Banerjee verbally assured the aggrieved Hindus and told them to report to him if any further attack happens.  

Monday, March 24, 2014

Welcome to the Bengal module of Indian Mujahideen

Police is yet to bust the terror network

The arrest of Waqas alias Zia-Ur-Rehman, Pakistani national but a key operative of Indian Mujahideen or the dreaded and indigenous Islamic outfit involved in several terrorist acts throughout the country, has unfolded a new chapter. It’s the chapter of high presence of Islamic terrorist groups, their cadres in Bengal and their direful activities here and how they do also enjoy support of a considerable section of civilians. It is no more a secret that Islamists consider Bengal as a safe heaven thanks to its lackadaisical governance with geographical position and also their increasing supporters. The four alleged IM operatives that include Waqas a.k.a. Zia-Ur-, Waqar Azhar, Mohammad Mahroof and Saquib Ansari were arrested from Rajasthan on March 23 by a joint operation of Special Cell of Delhi Police and Anti Terrorism Squad of Rajasthan Police. It has been learnt, the group was working hard to launch terror attacks during the impending Lok Sabha elections. A huge quantity of explosives including detonators, plus boxes of nails, was also seized from them. And the group has been maintaining a relation with Bengal for years.

Waqas, also a diploma holder in food technology in Pakistan, has been learnt to be an expert in manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) while others in the group include two engineering students and a computer expert. Now, let’s focus on Waqas nom de plume Zia-Ur-Rehman. He is involved in several terror-related cases and these include serial blasts in Mumbai in July 2011, the blast outside Jama Masjid, at Varanasi’s Sheetla Ghat, and Pune German Bakery blasts in 2010. He had come to India through Katmandu in 2010 and met Tehsin Akhtar alias Monu, another IM operative, to assail India through recurrent bomb blasts. But the arrest of Yaseen Bhatkal, prize catch for Indian security agencies, disrupted the vicious strategy to destabilize India and Waqas took refuge in Bengal. He was advised by Riaz Bhatkal, another founding member of IM to do so. The advice proved to be a handsome success. While on one hand, he succeeded in evading the NIA (National Investigation Agency) thus, the new asylum also helped him to beef up sleeper cells of Indian Mujahideen in various states of Eastern India.

Waqas visited the district of Murshidabad first, for two reasons mainly. While the district is dominated by Muslims heavily, it also shares an international border with the neighboring country of Bangladesh. After that he was shifted to North Dinajpur. The sleeper cell of Indian Mujahideen in Bengal was fortified and Waqas started to enliven sleeper cells of IM in both Jharkhand and Bihar. He also went to Bihar from Bengal a few days prior to the series of bomb blast in Patna. Following the success, he came back to Kolkata and afterwards, he went to Orissa. It must be kept in mind that Waqas or Zia-Ur-Rehman had been trained in making explosives in a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) camp in Pakistan and he has also included a good number of youths to the Kolkata module of IM. The new module has a great amount of improvised explosive devices now and is being conducted by disciples of Waqas.

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.


Stockpiles of illegal arms menaces Bengal

Jihadi network behind the show

The apprehension of Bengal administration over massive stockpiles of illegal arms and ammunitions under the sway of Islamists across the state had been learnt through sources months back and hence, what has been found in the district of Bardhaman of late fails to evoke any wonder. The operation has been a success undoubtedly; but it’s just the tip of an iceberg. In the last 48 hours almost, police literally combed the entire district of Bardhaman and its first breakthrough was Anisur Rahman. He was caught red-handed with an illegal firearm by the team of Ausgram police station from the Bhedia market area in the night on Saturday. According to police, Anisur Rahman is an inhabitant of the village of Panua within the jurisdiction of the police station of Bhatar. 

On the other hand, Memari police station’s team arrested two youths, Amal Bag and Prashanta Murmu, with firearms from GT Road at Debipur. They do live in Radhakantapur and Maheshdanga Camp Area within Memari police station’s jurisdiction respectively. They were coming from Pandua on a motorbike but to evade the police at the crossway they tried to go back. A police jeep chased them and after great efforts, both of them were taken hold of. Two pipeguns with one round of bullets in each were found from them. The motorbike was also seized. Team of Bardhaman police station achieved a success when they arrested Makhan Sheikh, a dreaded criminal living in Mehedibagan within Bardhaman police station’s jurisdiction. He was arrested from Sadarghat at Bardhaman – Arambag Road and the information divulged to police by him is enough to send a shudder to the spine. Makhan Sheikh was instructed by his taskmasters to import arms and ammunitions from the area of Banati in Raina to create a reign of terror during the impending Lok Sabha election and if necessary, to disrupt the electoral process as well. Police team of Bhatar police station arrested Birbahadur Gurung with firearms from Badshahi Road on Saturday night. Birbahadur lives in Amarun market area and was arrested near Narza Bridge.      

Sheikh Khokan and Lokbahadur Lama were arrested at the National Highway close to Kurmun-Chandanpur Bridge by a team of Galsi police station while patrolling. Both of them were riding a motorbike fast. The vehicle’s speed in the dead of night made the police team skeptical; it was chased and caught near the Bridge. One pipegun and a sharp knife were seized from them. During the interrogation, they told that they had been bringing weapons from the industrial area. While Sheikh Khokan inhabits the village of Bijra within Memari police station’s jurisdiction, Lokbahadur Lama lives in agriculture farm area in Bardhaman police station’s jurisdiction. Police team of Ketugram police station, after several attempts, has arrested Shahid Dafadar red-handed with two firearms and 18 rounds of bullets. Shahid lives in the village of Bamundi within Ketugram police station’ jurisdiction in the district of Bardhaman and was being hounded for his involvement in lots of cases including murder, robbery and making various hoards of illegal arms and ammunitions.  According to police reports, 392 illegal weapons, 686 rounds of ammunition and 1,882 bombs have been seized in the state till now.

Even after all these, the state administration can’t heave a sigh of relief and the reason behind this is simple. Storageof illegal weapons is soaring in Bengal and it is no more dependent on centres like Begusarai, Motihari and certainly Munger for persistent supply. Arms smuggling through porous India-Bangladesh international border at the behest of global Jihadi network has replaced the earlier networks and participation of local Islamists enjoying the silent support of secular politics in strength has made the situation more precarious. If all these are used together, the havoc may eclipse the mayhem due to 1993 Bombay bombings.

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.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Vitiated secularism must be defeated for Hindus’ existence in Bengal

When the article Maulana Barkati’s stint as political mentor to seculars kicks off in Bengalwas published in this website a couple of days back, many people were found it as an incitement to riots in the state. However, none of them was found to state it as faulty or highly partisan or even based on myths. The message was therefore clear that even if the article was corroborated by readers, they hesitated to accept the bitter truth that Bengal has sunk so low or an overt competition between political parties in Bengal is going on to stoop as far as possible to garner confidence of the principal minority community. Well, publication of the interview of Maulana Nurur Rahman Barkati, Shahi Imam of the Tipu Sultan Masjid and known to have a strong influence on Muslim voters in the state, in “The Hindu” – reputed English daily in India with leftist leanings has silenced all detractors of the abovementioned article. In a nutshell, the interview substantiates worst apprehensions expressed in the same dissertation.  

The venerated Shahi Imam of one of the principal mosques in Eastern India has expressed his notion of secularism which is none save for a notion beneficial to Muslims in the state. And to preserve it as well as proffering the best opposition to the mounting clout of Hindus across India, Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of Bengal and also Trinamool supremo, seems to him as the best warrior. When asked briskly of his views by the scribe on the need of secularism and also of the secular parties, he stated clearly of his confidence on a gamut of parities including the Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Congress and even the newly founded AAP (Aam Admi Party), famous more for its focus on rumblings every now and then. CPIM is not fit to him for failing Muslims in the state forming 30% of the state’s population. Now the old question is put up again and it’s of the selection of Mamta Banerjee by Shahi Imam among all secular stalwarts. It’s the latter’s assurance to fight tooth and nail against the triumph of Hindu “fascist” forces in the impending election and also her pledge to him to foil all their strategies.  

There are enough reasons, therefore, to pin Mamata Banerjee on fast worsening communal situation in the state. As per records, the number of communal clashes that went up to 40 per year between 2008 and 2012 climbed up to 106 in the year 2013 and police records state that the majority of victims were Hindus, deserted by the local administration under instructions from higher levels of state government. According to an official of Bengal Minority Affairs Department (on condition of anonymity), following the onset of Trinamool regime in Bengal, more than 400 Islamic NGOs have come forth in the state and this novel force together with 595 government-recognized madrasas wreak havoc when needed.

Perhaps, there is no more need to explicate the issue – weird and vitiated secularism poses the greatest threat to Hindus in Bengal. If it is not overpowered now, no second chance will be left to focus on it again.

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.

Muslim League politics of 1940s surfacing increasingly

An adage is haunting me before penning this article – He who fails to learn from history is tend to repeat it and in the most brutal manner. Even if the person who coined this adage first in history is shrouded in history, indisputably there is no second to this. And this is not being said by any wandering individual in the alleys of metropolis of Kolkata but by the octogenarians even who were witness to the most macabre period of modern India – the Bloody Partition stemming from the jingoistic notion of Muslim League – Pakistan for Muslims in the Indian subcontinent. They did also witness how a bunch of Islamists led a huge mass of people and let them go on with bloodthirsty yells against Hindus; the day was August 16, 1946 – Direct Action Day. The Statesman, then best-known English daily in the Indian subcontinent then having its head office in the metropolis of Calcutta, termed the conflicts on that day as no ordinary riots but as fury – a word borrowed from mediaeval dictionary.  

The proposal of Pakistan or a separate Islamic homeland for Muslims in the Indian subcontinent had been heard first in 1933. However, despite earning support of educated Muslim intellectuals, it remained within the four walls of a room or in a few discourses at best. Gradually, it turned out to be a movement of Nababzada s (aristocratic Muslim landlords). But the year 1940 proved to be a watershed as with the association of Bengali Muslims into the movement in throngs, the minuscule desire changed to a public demand with an incredible speed. And it pernicious effects were found in (then undivided) Bengal most having 55% Muslim population while remaining 44% belonged to Hindus. What followed in the next years was a deliberate plan to murder the amiability between these two communities going on for centuries despite many ups and downs and by 1946 it was a success. The religiously polarized state perceived an array of changes and the culmination was the Direct Action Day when impregnable onslaughts on Hindus and Sikhs in the city loomed invincibly. Even if the onslaught was checked by the violent retribution of Hindus and Sikhs subsequently, the disaster got a most unfaltering basis and ended with a civil war causing the formation of multi-religious India and an Islamic Pakistan.

All these are said since the Muslim League-styled politics (then) is being smelled out yet again in the Indian state of Bengal currently and almost a score of radical Muslim organizations are being found to generate ominous rumblings of discontent almost daily. The mounting saga of Islamic appeasement with almost no exception now has feared both septuagenarians and octogenarians extremely making them recollect their horrific youths. And the similarity between the two ages is also striking.  Abdur Rezzaq Mollah (firebrand CPIM leader till a few days back but banished now from the party) has propounded the notion of Dalit-Muslim axis in Bengal through his own “Social Justice Forum.” Btu this is nothing new if the role and acts of Jogen Mandal is viewed. Jogen Mandal had advanced a similar theory against upper caste Hindus in the 1940s that made him confidant of Muslim League but was casted out once he protested against the Barisal genocide of Hindus in 1950 in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). His ideological fellows were also either kicked out or lynched in public. 

And all these horrendous acts were termed as justified by Islamic clerics who occupied center stage similar to many now in Kolkata. Maulana Nurur Rahman Barkati, Shahi Imam of the Tipu Sultan Masjid, has become the mentor of Mamata Banerjee or the Chief Minister of Bengal while others are found to flex their muscles time and again.

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.

Steady decline of Bengali Hindus

"Freedom is not absolute, if you don't defend it, you lose it. If you give in to the threat of violence, there won't be less violence, there will be more." – indeed a fine speech depicting the cruel reality and it was said by Salman Rushdie at the concluding dinner at the two-day India Today Conclave at the Taj Palace Hotel held in 2012. No sane individual across the globe, learned enough as regards the changes of history and ups and downs (portraying the developments one has got to through for ever and a day), can ever deny its authenticity. No victor or even loser can also rebuff this genesis of struggle. Nevertheless, Hindus prove to be defiant (in this case at least)!

Hindus, especially Bengali Hindus, being confounded and suppressed by many factors ranging from the weird saga of secularism to Islamic fundamentalism, remain candid enough to deny the same. Why? Here is the answer – Bengali Hindus have never learnt from history, they do not have the basic idea of the teachings of Hinduism and hence, how to cope with the changing reality and make use of it to sustain its own identity and true independence (not giving in to its perpetual antagonists – Islamists in reality). Bengali Hindus, thus become the perfect epitome of the aphorism of George Santayana, “Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.” And the Bengali Hindus go on repeating the same mistakes again and again; perhaps the same will take place till their doomsday.

Is this scribe becoming too pessimistic?  Or is he too harsh to say the aforementioned words? Or is there any hope still? Well, the scribe, also being a Bengali Hindu, can certainly paint a rosy future. Sadly, he, being conscious of history and also of the fast deteriorating reality, can’t state any such. Self-deception is bad and also harmful. Isn’t it? What else can be said witnessing the morale (down in the mouth), imbecility, ignorance and gutlessness of Bengali Hindus?

Do the Bengali Hindus know their position really? The truth is – they are on the verge of extinction; their religious and linguistic identities have become rib-tickling or simply laughable. Bengali Hindus, from 1947, divided into two countries mainly, India and Bangladesh, have been illustrating their gutlessness with each day it passes. Without doubt, Bengali Hindus suffered highly during the British hegemony owing to their recurrent protests, agitations and also rebellious approaches to dethrone the foreign, imperialistic rule.    

What did they get in return? The defiant community became the last casualty of British Empire; they were divided into two dominions of India and Pakistan. And in Pakistan, from its inception, they did become the sole target of religious persecutions. The condition, instead of improving in Bangladesh following 1971, remained the same (in the initial years) and by now it has become an all-time low. Population of Bengali Hindus (29% in 1949) there has come down to mere 10% and not a day is there when no atrocity on Hindus come to pass. Yet their counterparts in India, instead of mulling over these naked facts, prefer to remain reluctant and occupied in their own affairs.  What they do not know is that by remaining silent they are moving to their own death sentences faster. 

The condition in West Bengal, to be precise, is out of the frying pan into the fire. While their descent was under a carpet thanks to the crafty Left rule, it is highly discernible in the existing regime.  Myriad reports have already been published in this website portraying how the Bengali Hindus are being thrashed, persecuted in their homeland, created in the harrowing days of partition (in 1947) to steer clear of the juggernaut of Islamists. But the gradual (and sometimes fast) illegal migration of Islamists from across the border into India, went unnoticed by them, especially the Bhadralok, going on for decades have turned them into a minuscule proportion in various parts of the state.

The condition of Bengali Hindus in Assam is no better; nonetheless, their foremost fault has been to seek leadership from the dying Hindus in Bengal. And the same deduction goes for Hindus in Bangladesh too. Bengali Hindus are basically bigmouthed and they, if there is any chance, can spend hours through talking of crises ( of various forms) in an assortment of areas, whether it is Argentina or Russia or Hispanic nations or even BRICS or banana republics. But they remain hesitant or apprehensive to raise voices for their own interests.

How many Bengali Hindus have been heard to protest against the recurrent and steadfast muscle-flexing tactics of Islamists in Kolkata even? Not a single one; if there is someone even, he/she prefers to remain vocal within the four walls in own abode. Who will lend his/her ear to such cowards? No one; life, indeed, is very fast nowadays and hence, no time can be given to cowards. There was a time when, being influenced by Swami Vivekananda, lost valor of Bengali Hindus was restored. Physical culture became order of the day and as per history, on the strength of same discipline and valor, racial extermination of Bengali Hindus in August, 1946 was averted. What will happen now is too obvious. Days have changed and the ideals of Swami Vivekaknda do not attract Hindus youths anymore. Ipods, laptops and cell phones have become the latest fashion icon among them. And none of these can save people from the impending catastrophe.

People who are dreaming to make their lads or gals technocrats or bosses in IT world must bear in mind that refugees have no identity, none cares for them (millions of Bengali Hindus can testify the same) and virtually, any refugee is a persona non grata in each territory.

While more and more areas in Bengal are getting vulnerable to Islamic onslaughts, Kolkata is also having the same destiny - high-handedness of Islamists and their hostile challenges to the administration and capitulation of the later each time makes all apprehensive of the worst. If it remains unchecked, Bengali Hindus will become refugees once more; the only option, then, will be nothing except self-annihilation (en masse). To call the mounting danger a halt, Bengali Hindus will have to clutch at straws now – this is the last time, there will not be the next one ever.

Nawabzada Liaqat Ali Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan later on, elucidating the implications of the Direct Action threat, said, “Direct Action means to non-constitutional methods, and that can take any form which may suit the conditions under which they relieve. We cannot eliminate any method. Direct Action means any action against the Law.”

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.