Friday, May 30, 2014

Fearless Activism not Constitutionalism saves Hindus

On May 28, 2014, in the morning a Hindu girl (age 11 years), living in the area of Raghunathganj in the district of Murshidabad, was gang-raped by  a group of persons including Bapan Sheikh, Pande Sheikh and Motahar Sheikh and it has been learnt, culprits were abetted by residents of Bahadidanga village. Due to the failure of police to arrest any culprit, a complete chaos ruled the area soon followed with plundering of a culprit’s house by the irate mob. A deep tension continues to dominate the area while the administration is on high alert. Again, a few days back a girl student of Class V was gang-raped by three youths at the area within Raghunathgunj police station’s jurisdiction in Murshidabad district while she was driving cows into the barn. While the girl is in a critical condition at the Jangipur Municipal Hospital, a police picket has been deployed in the area.

On May 20, Saraswati Samanta (name changed) became victim to the lust of two dreaded criminals named Rinku Gazi and Saiful Mandal at Swarupnagar within the Basirhat subdivision of North 24 Paraganas district. Saraswati, a young lady and married six months back, was grabbed by a few outlaws including the abovementioned two criminals midway. She was taken to a poultry firm nearby and was gang-raped afterwards. Albeit she cried for help and local traders rushed to the spot to save her, culprits had fled by then. She lodged an FIR but culprits are yet to be nabbed. Medical examination has also confirmed the incidence of gang-rape.

The brutal murder of Nirmal Ghosh, Railway Police Force jawan, of late by cow smugglers from neighboring Bangladesh mercilessly at his own home in the village of Angrail within Gaighata police station’s jurisdiction near Bangaon in the North 24 Paraganas district speaks of the rot vehemently that started with the minority appeasement of Lefts and is robust by now as the reigning Trinamool Congress has found it as the basis of prolonged success. The recent landslide of Trinamool Congress in Parliamentary Election, 2014 has proved its worth yet again. The election has also emanated another perilous verity – unless one gets the confidence of Islamists in Bengal, it’s hard for them to retain success, let alone ruling the state. Accordingly, tortures on Hindus in the state are on the rise. A close analysis evidences that in the ongoing spate of clashes Hindus have been victims always while Islamists at any front happen to be the aggressors. Whether it is ravishment of Saraswati or adolescent Hindu girls or even the brutal murder of Nirmal Ghosh, these are no stray incidents but a deeper contemplation and harder effort can bring forth hundreds of other such instances.

What can Hindus do at this juncture of history? Should it go on depending on the center of power at New Delhi or grab hard-nosed decisions to retain own existence in the state? If views of political pundits and also Hindu activists are considered, the second one happens to be the more suitable option. And as per them, limitations of constitutionalism have often been found to stage the hardest obstacle to activism time and again. Fiery Hindu resistances, at times, in Bengal have also portrayed how the administrative biases can be stopped and victories be won.

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.

Hindu exodus from Sandeshkhali……….sole option?

Administration panics while Islamists flex muscles

While the heartrending, monumental endeavors of Hindus across India succeeded through the ascension Team Modi in the throne of power with the sole aspiration that Hindu polity would prevail all, fates of Hindus in Bengal remain grisly as ever before. This macabre reality came forth on May 27 again when villagers inhabiting Halderpara and Gayenpara within the Sandeshkhali police station’s jurisdiction in the district of North 24 Paraganas were thrashed brutally by a gang of local Trinamool Congress-backed culprits for daring to join the celebration of ascension with the rest of India on the day before.

On May 27, at 9.30 am, a group comprising almost 15 hooligans, purportedly instructed by Shahjahan Sheikh, infamous Trinamool leader in the vicinity and also sub-head of Sarberia Panchayat, stormed the residence of Dhananjay Baul at Gayenpara. It is worth mentioning, Dhananjay Baul is an activist of Hindu Samhati and he played a gallant role to pick the role of Islamists in the rape of a Hindu girl at Jhupkhali of late. Since Dhananjay was not present then, his younger brother or Mrityunjay Baul was grabbed and thrashed mercilessly by the radicals. Tapan Sardar, another Hindu individual living in adjoining Halderpara, was also pounded brutally. The sudden development proved to be more than enough to infuriate local Hindus and as a part of protest, they were soon found to block the main road between Kolkata and Dhamakhali at the crosswalk of Rampur Haldergheri. It has also been learnt, villagers also allegedly detained Bappaditya Mandal, Haji Biswas and Bimal Halder who attacked Mritunjay Baul & Tapan Sardar in their respective villages. 

Unlike incidents of bashing Hindus, local police station of Sandeshkhali geared up fast now and sent a team of police personnel to both quell the furious protest and remove the blockade. Policemen had a tough time to assuage the peeved mob and after public were assured of adoption of stringent measures against perpetrators, the road blockade was withdrawn and attackers were also released. But contrary to expectations, it was not the end and a hell was soon unleashed on local Hindus. An individual named Haji Biswas phoned Shahjahan Sheikh at this time and within the next few minutes, 3 vehicles jammed with assailants wielding lethal weapons turned up and went on ravaging the area. While bombs were hurled and shots were fired randomly, a few hooligans were also seen to charge Hindus with swords.  Owing to the spate of attacks including indiscriminate firing, 26 villagers suffered injuries while Samir Ghosh, one police officer, was struck a bullet in his eye.   

Harmed villagers including women were admitted to the local Khulna Block Hospital initially. Thirteen of them were released after initial treatments while the remaining ones with critical injuries were shifted to SSKM Hospital in Kolkata. They include Gautam Gayen, Prabhas Gayen, Mantu Sardar, Gostho Gayen, Bonkumar Sardar, Manik Sardar, Dholok Gayen, Mrityunjay Baul, Tapan Sardar, Satya Sardar, Ajay Gayen and others.

A grave tension dominates the area; even if RAF has been deployed there, Hindus are yet to come out of the shock. Dreaded criminals who took part in the attack including Akhtar Mir, Jiyarul Mullah and Siddique Mullah are yet to be arrested and if locals are counted on, no arrest will happen ever since Sandeshkhali has turned into the fiefdom of Shahjahan Sheikh and administration happens to be the foremost casualty there.

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.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Love Jihad leads to Sexual Exploitation

It was a fad once; nowadays it is getting more and more frantic and its pace is also surpassing strides of worst dreams even. The saga is spreading like a cancerous disease across the country worrying parents of their daughters’ future most. Any guess? The future of Love Jihad is known to all and this is inevitable for any Hindu girl.  Either the love saga will lead her to prostitution or any vile business; albeit in most cases it ends with the life of Hindu victims. Yet, the chronicle is repeated in almost every alley of the country and certainly Bengal is no exception or else Swati (name changed) would have led a healthy life.

Swati hails from the town of Hili within the Balurghat division in the district of South Dinajpur in Bengal. Being an eligible and also intelligent girl, she completed her MA and started working for a multinational drinks company in Siliguri, a prominent town in the northern part of the state. In due course, she got familiar with Mohammed Dilwar, owner of a mobile repairing shop in the town and the acquaintance led to a love affair followed by a marriage on November 1, 2013. She started to live in her husband’s residence at Ashrafnagar, ISKCON Mandir Road. Contrary to her expectations, life started to change soon. She was compelled to abandon the job and to have physical affairs with her in-laws, especially elder and younger brothers of her husband. Since each act happened under Mohammed Dilwar’s strict observation, she had no opportunity to term those as rape. Mohammed Kamal, Dilwar’s brother-in-law is another culprit. According to her version (to the police), people including her husband used to have physical affairs with her and almost on a regular basis. She, if truth be told, was turned into a sex slave and this horrendous affair went for more than six months at a stretch.

Swati got sick as a result but the family’s strict observation prevented her from breaking out. It has also been learnt, women in the family used to keep a close watch on her as well. At long last, on May 23, she succeeded to come out of the house and sought help of Mohammed Illyas, secretary of Ashrafnagar Anjuman Ashrafiya committee who contacted Legal Aid Forum in the district of Darjeeling and also Sharmila Sharma, local councilor of Congress. Swati was admitted to a local hospital and doctors there have kept under watch for an indefinite period. Swati lodged a FIR against her in laws on the same night of May 23 based on which her husband, his three elder and younger brothers were arrested. They are Mohammed Dilwar, Mushtaq Hussain, Mohammed Zahid and Saddam Hussain. Both her mother-in-law and sister-in-law, engaged to keep her under surveillance, were also taken into custody. Swati has stated that several friends of his husband had raped as her as well. And all these took place at the behest of her husband, Mohammed Dilwar.  

According to last reports, Legal Aid Forum will provide Swati legal help in every capacity.

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.

Leftist Hindu leader fails to evade Islamists; battered cruelly

No immediate relief from mounting political oppressions is being found in the state these days; neither the reigning Trinamool Congress is letting its opponents heave a sigh of relief nor the parties in the opposition are sparing each other. Rising violent disturbances have brought forth another horror as well; in the majority of turmoil, if not more, Hindus have become the sole targets while Islamists remain busy to assail them as henchmen of oppressing parties. The reality portraying the horrid picture of Bengal is enough to send a shudder through the spine and, Samar Saha, wealthy farmer living in the village of Dhalla within Budhigram area, Margram police station’s jurisdiction in the district of Birbhum, is in despair at present.

Samar Saha, it has been found, is the local committee secretary of Forward Bloc while his wife Purnima Saha is an Anganwadi worker. On May 18, at 11 am, Prasenjit Saha, son of Samar Saha, was returning from their agricultural fields in Budhigram. However, he had a brief tussle midway with a few drunk Muslim youths living in the neighboring village of Imamnagar. Prasenjit informed his father; Samar Saha reached the place soon and tried to calm the Muslim youths down. But it failed to have any response and aged Samar Saha was also insulted. Finding no other option, he phoned Kalam Sheikh, his friend and also head of the local Panchayat. The phone went on ringing; both of them returned silently. 

What followed next was nothing except a disaster. At 7 pm, a complete hell was unleashed on the Hindu family by a group of Islamists led by Sheikh Alam (Congress member of the Panchayat) and Kalam Sheikh (old friend of Samar Saha). The group comprised 50 armed Muslim assailants who asked for Prasenjt at the outset. Samar had already asked Prasenjit to hide in a room and this act worsened the situation more. Furious at this defiance, Samar Saha was assaulted ferociously by Islamist henchmen and he started bleeding profusely soon. His head was struck by an iron rod. Women were also not spared; Purnima Saha was manhandled and if villagers are believed, she was molested virtually. Once neighboring Hindus turned up there and started defending, the group fled but prior to that they ransacked the residence of Swapan Mal, another Hindu individual, also.  

As stated by sources, Kailash Mal (Congress member of village Panchayat) had learnt of developments in the morning and had premonition of another spate of attack in the same evening also. He assured Sheikh Alam to deal with the issue all alone and ask Prasenjit to beg mercy. Islamists were against any such amiable act and this got proved when they attacked the family to teach Hindus in the neighborhood a lesson. 

A team of police from the Margram police station visited the spot later on and sent Samar Saha and his wife to the nearby hospital. An FIR was also lodged against Sheikh Alam, Kamal Sheikh and their accomplices but none of the culprits has been arrested yet. Even if neighboring Hindus are upset at this development, it is also undeniable that Samar Saha had a good relation with these Islamists also. On May 20, Tapan Ghosh, president of Hindu Samhati, as a part of his programs in Rampurhat, went to the residence of Samar Saha in the village of Dhalla and asked Hindus to fortify an active resistance to prevent more attacks in the offing.

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, May 23, 2014

Pink Revolution ruins Bengal

Even if the thesis of “pink revolution” occupied the center stage in the Lok Sabha Election, 2014, truly no state other than Bengal has experienced its nastiest dimension with consequences yet. The notion was brought forth in this year by none except Narendra Modi, existing Prime Minister of India and precisely, his every description suits to the present rot that has already set in Bengal. Pink revolution in short denotes the color of flesh when animals are slaughtered and here it is of bovine flesh or of cattle whose smuggling has already cast an awful influence in the state. An assortment of reports as well as government’s documents ascertain that cow smuggling in areas alongside the India-Bangladesh international border has turned into a highly organized crime industry and thanks to relentless efforts of crime syndicates abetted by the local administration’s silence, this network of smuggling is highly profit-making and if experts are believed, profits worth of millions of dollars are made every year. The margin of profit is also on the rise.

The entire network of smuggling is conducted by Islamists backed by several radical Muslim outfits. Hindus are also found in this trade but they are minuscule in number and are engaged to earn a two square meal only. Consumption of beef is sacrilegious to Hindus but wretchedness compels them to do so. Poverty and hunger remain unrestrained always and it sufferers become the earliest victims of crime also.  There has been a spate in cow smuggling in the last few years and pundits pin the blame on UPA government’s fanciful idea to reduce the number of deaths in the international border. With this end in view, Border Security Force (BSF) was deprived from firing a single shot and the order has strengthened this appalling trade only. What has been the role of local administration? Without doubt, it is worst and people believe that almost all in administration have been overwhelmed by large baits of money. Again, honest officers are scared that any definite approach to stop smuggling or nab the smugglers may earn displeasure of Bengal’s Chief Minister, engaged in blatant Muslim appeasement for all time.

What are its consequences on local Hindus? While administration is overwhelmed by money, Hindus are the worst sufferers. Sexually explicit remarks are hurled on Hindu girls and women; molestation of Hindu women is also rising alarmingly. It is known to all that Hindus are religiously against maltreatment of bovine animals and even though cows are treated brutally, e.g. cows are made swallow copper sulphate (CuSo4), large needles pierce their flesh, Hindus can’t even protest. If anyone dares to protest, female members of his family suffer most. Many such incidents have already taken place and since criminals can run into Bangladesh easily they have none to fear. Islamists are often found to aver proudly, “Hindus can keep their cattle in BSF camp, money and jewelry in banks but have no place to save their women. So, if they want to save women, Hindus must not disturb us.”

None has forgotten how Muslim cow smugglers blocked roads and railways paralyzing the administration virtually for hours following the death of four Muslim cow smugglers at Bangaon-Chakdaha road in Sialdanga area, P.S. Gopalnagar, District: 24 Paraganas (South) on November 24, 2012.  

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, May 22, 2014

Cattle smugglers ravage Hindus in North 24 Paraganas again

Grisly murder, injury haunts Hindus

Cow smuggling at the behest of criminals from Bangladesh entering the Indian mainland through the porous international border often and the havoc wreaked by them is known to all, let alone Bengal. But what astounds one is the illegality that has been unrestrained for ages and despite administration’s hallowed pledges to inhibit this threat to the national security, all remain same. How these criminals are secured and aggressive these days can be found from the ghastly murder of a constable of RPF, Nirmal Ghosh in his own home in the village of Angrail within Gaighata police station’s jurisdiction near Bangaon in the North 24 Paraganas district. 

According to villagers, Nirmal Ghosh was killed by a team of cow smugglers hailing from Bangladesh on May 15, 2014, at night. While he was grabbed by the smugglers, his elder brother or Paran Ghosh tried best to save him. But as smugglers stabbed Paran also with choppers ferociously he ultimately failed to save his brother. Even if Paran Ghosh managed to save his life, he is admitted to the Bangaon hospital and is in a critical condition.  Hindu women in the family were not spared from molestation also, common trait of daily life here. Locals claim that above 200 criminals with lethal weapons crossed the Ichamati River in the night to murder Nirmal fast.   

As per sources, cattle smugglers from Bangladesh cross Ichamati River to enter the Indian mainland almost on a daily basis and this journey remains between Putkhali in Bangladesh to Angrail in Bengal and they prefer to tread residences of Hindus with cattle. All these are done to insult Hindus and to inflict a terror among them. Thanks to the apathy of administration, Hindus can’t protest even. What made Islamists target Nirmal and his family? As said by villagers, on May 14, while walking through the residential property of Nirmal Ghosh, Islamist smugglers pocketed his cell phone. Since Paran knew a few of these smugglers, they were asked to return the mobile phone without delay. On Wednesday at 10 pm, a few smugglers dared to attack Paran before his own residence and when he raised an alarm, neighboring Hindus rushed to his residence and got hold of one criminal red-handed. Dreaded cattle smugglers could not accept this defeat by a Kafir Hindu and so around 11 pm on May 15, more than 200 radical Muslim criminals and cattle smugglers with lethal weapons crossed the Ichamati River and attacked the Ghosh family.

Their sole intention was to wipe off the entire Hindu family and this can be discerned from the wave of attacks. Making use of darkness, Islamists went on firing indiscriminately and injured Paran Ghosh with a sharp weapon. Despite BSF personnel were informed, assailants left the place prior to their arrival. Albeit injured Paran Ghosh managed to save his life, Nirmal Ghosh turned into an easy prey to attacks. Soon, his senseless body was found in the field and once villagers took him to the Bangaon municipality hospital, he was declared as brought dead. Arindam Mukherjee, officer-in-charge of Gaighata police station carried out an investigation in the night. Locals blocked the Ramnagar Road in the vicinity on May 16 demanding arrest of criminals. Investigation is going on still. But the future of Nirmal Ghosh’s widow and his bereaved children remains unknown. 

Undoubtedly, neither the Bengal government has the will nor the capacity to forbid cattle smuggling and its custodians from neighboring Bangladesh to enter India. The onus, therefore, is on the incumbent government at the Center with pledges to bring pink revolution to a halt.

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.

Gang rape leads to fiery protests in Swarupnagar, Basirhat

Criminals at large yet; police apathetic

The whole of Swarupnagar within the Basirhat subdivision of North 24 Paraganas district and not Dattapara only, where the heinous gang rape of Saraswati Samanta (name changed) occurred, is raging against the apathy of the administration and its failure to nab the criminals including Rinku Gazi and Saiful Mandal till now. Locals have been witnessed to state if Hindus want to exist in Bengal they have to be soldiers henceforth. If truth be told, Swarupnagar has hit the headlines many times recently but either for violence or for rape. The area is virtually dominated by radical Muslim youths and Bangladeshi cow smugglers making it almost impossible for Hindu girl and women roam in the streets after dusk. Saraswati Samanta got married just six months back and on May 20, while returning to her paternal residence from the nearby market, she was grabbed midway. Her husband works and lives in outside Bengal.    

It has been learnt, Rinku Gazi and Saiful Mandal made sexually explicit remarks while Saraswati was returning all alone. She got terrified, as a result but failed to avoid Rinku and Saiful who along with two other criminals took her to a poultry firm. She, as fresh reports have come, was raped by Rinku Gazi and Saiful Mandal repeatedly. When wounded Saraswati raised an alarm, local traders rushed to the spot that made the four criminals flee. Saraswati, later on, was admitted to the Basirhat municipality hospital for fast medical attention.  Saraswati Samanta lodged an FIR against the criminals. Her medical test was done on Wednesday that proved the claim of gang rape.  

Now, the whole of Swarupnagar is tense and enraged residents have come to streets to protest against this precarious incident. The protest has become general and is not limited to any political party. All, including men and women, young and old, adolescent girls to elder women are reproaching the state’s administration without any compunction. According to them, Basirhat and also Swarupnagar have turned into hotspot where mafia gangs and criminals, comprising Islamists and cow smugglers from Bangladesh, reign supremely while the local police is either found indifferent or a mute spectator to burgeoning crimes.  

Finding no assurances from local police to nab culprits, general public in Dattapara joined the street marches spontaneously on Wednesday and blocked the Basirhat-Hakimpur road for hours. Large protests went on before the Swarupnagar police station as well and the emotion was so strong that local MLA, Beena Manadal failed to assuage the protestors. She had to leave ultimately and without success. Meanwhile, a few Trinamool Congress activists attacked a journalist when the Trinamool MLA was asked a few questions regarding religious polarization and fast deteriorating law and order in and around Swarupnagar. All these led to a huge trouble and to quell it, a large contingent of police with high-ranking police officials reached the place from Basirhat and assured people there of adopting necessary measures to nab the culprits. However, even if 24 hours have passed from the assurance provided by police, criminals are still at large prompting people to get more aggressive.

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, May 21, 2014

Islamist-Maoist nexus to settle the score in Bengal!!

Bengal is getting more media attention than ever before and only for wrong reasons. The land known for its excellence in education and also as quintessential paradigm of erudition, bringing forth of scholars, Nobel Laureates and academicians at regular intervals has transformed to a hotbed of vices and violence. While on one hand, religious polarization has become a reality thanks to blatant Muslim appeasement through the chronicle of secularism in the state, on the other hand, it is the latest refuge of all criminals with malicious intent to harm the society altogether. This violent trait came forth once again when a huge stock of explosives got unearthed from the storeroom of a factory meant for compiling crushed stones within the subdivision of Rampurhat in the Bardhaman district. The investigation team was led by Rashid Munir Khan, Superintendent of Bardhaman District Police, on May 20. While speaking to the press, he said,” The investigation was done following definite information from a source and 41 carton gelatin sticks (each carton’s weight is worth 35 kg. almost) and 2 bundles of detonators (each bundle comprising 25 detonators) were seized. “  

On May 4, a large number of explosives including 25 packets of gelatin sticks and 25 bundles of detonators were found from the village of Senbandha within the Rampurhat police station’s jurisdiction.  Three youths were also arrested in this regard. As per latest reports, none of them has been bailed out and CID is in charge of investigation. It must also be mentioned, on January 1, 2012, police had arrested two youths for stockpiling explosives from the area under the jurisdiction of Muraree police station.  The investigation unearthed gelatin sticks, detonators along with ammonium nitrate worth 25 quintals. Police stations of Rampurhat, Nalhati and Muaree are within a Maoist belt and hence, activists of banned Maoist outfits happen to be prime accused.

In accordance with more investigations, the district of Birbhum in Bengal alongside the neighboring state of Jharkhand has become the largest storage of illegal explosives of late. Explosion of a landmine within the Shikaripara police station’s jurisdiction during the recent Lok Sabha election rocked the country and the spot is located at a distance of 40 km (almost) from Rampurhat and all these are enough to prove that this extensive area, comprising areas from both of Bengal and Jharkhand, have become vulnerable to divisive forces.  A question can be raised now – whether terrorists or mafias are exploiting indifference of administration steadily or there are more factors than discerned by now behind this mounting crime. Can this be fallout of Islamist-Maoist nexus to settle the score? The administration, as per latest information, has not brushed aside any such development since myriad instances prove that even ideologically antagonist forces maintain bonhomie for mutual benefits, especially logistics. 

Lastly, explosives used primarily for stone crushers are found easily in this area and these include areas like Barmesia, Tentulbandhi, Barapahari, Dighalpahari within Rampurhat. At the moment, police is conducting an investigation to nab Jahirul Sheikh, owner of the factory seized by police on May 20. There are enough reasons to smell a rat, it is apparent.

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, May 20, 2014

No end to anguishes on Hindus in Bengal

Let the whole country get elated over the ascension of a nationalist government pledging to better India in each capacity. But Bengal can’t be a part to this festivity as it continues to stagger under the grip of terror unleashed by various political cliques while the administration remains a mute spectator to the burgeoning tragedy. As reported earlier, the victim of Trinamool Congress’ wrath has been Hindus and its best evidence was found in the village of Golbunia within Sandeshkhali police station’s jurisdiction, sub-division of Basirhat in the district of North 24 Paraganas when on May 13, Islamist army of Trinamool Congress led by Shoaib Khan and Karim Sheikh and instructed by Shajahan Sheikh, pounced down on their Hindu preys as they had voted for BJP en masse. The whole village was ransacked in a short time while almost a score of Hindus got injured heavily. Molestations of Hindu women knew no bounds. The victims did not get any assistance from any organ of the government, be it police or health center, and now the terror is such that they can’t live there anymore. On May 18, villagers were attacked again for moving to the police station to lodge an FIR against perpetrators on May 13. There is no option to them, as a result, other than to take flight to an unknown destination.      

And this spate of violent attacks is spreading far and wide. Scheduled Caste Hindus living in the villages of Banogram and Nakurait within the Bhangar police station’s jurisdiction in the district of South 24 Paraganas underwent the same fate on May 19. Even if a large number of residences were pillaged and Hindus were injured by lethal weapons of Islamists, police is yet to reach the village to take stock of the situation. Many may advise the hapless Hindus to seek help from the highest echelon of the Bengal administration.  But the same administration counts on diktats of a political leadership which remains disinclined to Hindus.

The recurrent onslaughts from other side of the India-Bangladesh border can’t be excluded as well. On May 16, 2014, at night, Nirmal Ghosh, a person working in the Railway Police Force, was killed mercilessly at his own home in the village of Angrail within Gaighata police station’s jurisdiction near Bangaon in the North 24 Paraganas district.  According to villagers, he was killed by a team of cow smugglers hailing from Bangladesh. While Nirmal was grabbed by the smugglers, his elder brother or Paran Ghosh tried best to save him. But smugglers stabbed him also with choppers ferociously and hence, Paran failed to save his brother. Even if Paran Ghosh managed to save his life, he is admitted to the Bangaon hospital and is in a critical condition.  This is no new development for Hindus living in areas alongside the international India-Bangladesh border. If truth be told, Hindus here remain helpless and since BSF soldiers are found to leave them in the lurch owing to political compulsions, they are more insecure these days than ever before.  Hindus have to beef up their own security measures and how futile are those can be found from their recurrent persecutions by Muslim cow smugglers from Bangladesh.

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.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Electoral vengeance oppresses tribal Hindus in Sandeshkhali

Freedom of Thought ravished

Contrary to the rest of India, Lok Sabha election is still a raging issue in Bengal and what prevails the state now is post-poll atrocities that have started to harm Hindus once more and in every capacity.  The horror was discerned on May 13 in the morning, following the last and final phase of Election on May 12 in Bengal, when a gang of hoodlums entered the village of Golbunia within Sandeshkhali police station’s jurisdiction, sub-division of Basirhat in the district of North 24 Paraganas, in bikes. A close look revealed that the gang comprised no less than 100 brawny youths in 50 motorbikes and was led by Shoaib Khan and Karim Sheikh, local leaders of Trinamool Congress. It was learnt, late on, the gang was sent by    Shajahan Sheikh, sub-head of Trinamool-dominated local Panchayat, and also infamous for persecuting Hindus at regular intervals. Golbunia is inhabited by wretched, tribal Hindus and once the private army reached the spot, a hell was unleashed on villagers with lethal weapons. The sole reason of this torture on villagers was to vote for BJP in the election.    

The attack was supported by obscenities made by youths and when tribal Hindu women protested, they were thrashed inhumanly. And this thrashing was not limited to bruises but attempts were made to strip Hindu women of their clothes in public. Molestations were the next traits that followed. The attack went unchallenged as Shajahan Sheikh, enjoying political endorsements, remains the sole satrap in the vicinity. Even if the local police station of Sandeshkhali was informed, police, being the favorite toy of the kingpin, did not turn up. This was not the end of terror’s show; felons left the place only after cautioning Hindus of dire consequences if they dared to inform police and narrate the event to any investigation team of the administration.     

The onslaught was indeed short but left behind signs of atrocities only along with injured Hindus. More than a dozen of Hindu men and women suffered worst trashing by radical Muslim youths and a few of them were taken to the Rajbari hospital in the vicinity. It was learnt soon after that Shahjah Sheikh had phoned the hospital doctor, asked him to term any inured people as normal proving the rot in Bengal’s administration and the saga of sycophancy to the ruling clique. Bindubala Sardar, wife of Khokon Chandra Sardar, had a serious condition owing to the murderous assaults. As per locals, Islamists hit her with an iron rod repeatedly; the grave injury made doctors transfer her to the Basirhat sub divisional hospital. Other injured persons were not checked by the doctor as per the instruction and were released after providing a callous medical attention. All injured Hindus were termed as normal and they included    Sitabala Sardar wife of Biren Sardar; Sulata Sardar wife of Deben Sardar; Bindubala Sardar wife of Sukumar Sardar; Surabala Sardar wife of Jangli Sardar; Anil Sardar and Ashim Sardar. 

Hindus have not dared to move to the local police station and file an official complaint against criminals yet while Bindubala Sardar’s condition is serious in the hospital.

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.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Attacks to grab Hindu properties rising in Bangladesh

On May 11, 2014, a team comprising almost 200 radical Muslim youths led by Bajlur Rahman Nayeem, local leader of Awami League at Niyamatpur sub-district within the district of Naogaon in Bangladesh, assailed a temple of the minority Hindu community located beside the crematorium there. It has been learnt, radicals came in motorbikes and also on foot and within a few minutes both temple and hallowed deity within it were defiled, destroyed and also razed to the ground sending a shudder of fear among Hindus living in the adjoining villages of Maharajpur, Kochpara, Kutubpur and Manpur. The Shiva temple was built up only a few months back and Kirtan used to happen in the temple premises daily in the evening. The attack took place while Hindus were preparing for Kirtan. The attack, as found later on, was an aggression to grab the Hindu property.   

As part of the attack, a few Hindus including Dayal Chandra Seal, Dwijen Chabdra Barman and Naren Karmakar were beaten mercilessly and they had to flee as a result. When asked, Kamal Chandra Barman, Matarirani Barman, Jabarani Barman, Sundarirani Karmakar living in the villages of Kochpara and Maharajpur, expressed their horror. While they were talking to press, their in-laws were found to ask them not to utter a single word. What will happen if Hindus lose the crematorium to viciousness of Nayeem? Hindus have no other option if it is lost.  Lal Bahadu Seal, priest in the temple, while speaking, termed the Islamic approach as a cruel endeavor to suppress Hindu tribal people in the locality. Minority Hindus in the area have been using the crematorium for centuries. Abdul Mannan, local member of the council, termed Hindus as legal owners of the entire property and that the act was not only derogatory but brought dishonor for the whole of Bangladesh also.  Abul Kalam Azad, general secretary of sub-district committee of Awami League, said that the entire development had disturbed the party in the district and local police and administration was instructed to adopt all measures to detain culprits. He also made it clear that Awami League had no relation to it.  

Obaidul Haque, officer-in-charge of Niymatpur police station, went to the spot and investigated the incident. Sajjadul Hussain (UNO) also visited the spot. But Hindus feel that Bajlur Rahman Nayeem wouldn’t have dared to attack had not he been supported by radical Muslims.  

Such attacks to grab minority Hindu properties are getting common ever more throughout Bangladesh. On March 4, 2014, the residence and adjoining property of Dhirendranath Dey, minority Hindu individual living in No. 7 Ward of Kodial Municipality in the district of Barisal, was grabbed by a group of radical Muslims forcibly. The entire property is worth 25 crore taka and the Hindu family, as a result, has turned into mere paupers.  

On April 6, 2014, a group radical Muslims unleashed a ferocious attack on the Hindu hermitage of Sukdeb Goswami located in the village of Mandra within the sub-district of Kotalipara in the district of Gopalgunj.  The sole intent was to get hold of the hermitage’s property and hence, the attack took place when Hindu religious rituals were in full swing. Even if Islamists failed to gain anything or terrorize Hindus en masse, 30 Hindus got injured highly. They were taken to the local health centre for treatment.

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, May 15, 2014

Spate of tortures on Hindus in Sandeshkhali following Lok Sabha Election

Hindu women raped, tortured

Whether it’s the time of election or not, Hindu persecution never dies down in the length and breadth of Bengal and the ravishment of Seema Sardar (name changed), daughter of Fone Sardar and living in the village of Malipara Shisrishtala within the jurisdiction of Sandeshkhali police station in the North 24 Paraganas district, evidences grip of Islamists again with the fast deteriorating law and order in the state.  On May 14, at 11.30 pm, Seema Sardar along with her boyfriend Shibu Sardar (inhabiting the village of Jelekhali in close proximity) was returning from Dharmaraj fair going on at No. 1 Charavidya in the jurisdiction of Basanti police station. When they reached the Gopalmore crossing, Seema and Shibu were stopped by a motorbike with 3 Muslim youths who asked both of them lots of questions. Shibu tried to avoid and move forward but youths blocked them again. As soon as Shibu protested and asked the youths to leave, he was grasped and beaten mercilessly. Even if Seema tried to raise an alarm, all were in vain as the nearest village was far away still. Soon, Shibu got unconscious and Seema was taken forcibly on the bike. When he regained consciousness, Shibu could not trace Seema anywhere and a strange fear propelled him to run to the neighboring village of Gopalmore to seek help.

In a little while, a few Hindu youths from the village reached the spot and after a brief search, Seema was found in a bush but unconscious. There was no need to attest anymore as circumstantial evidences proved that Seema had been gang raped. The news has shocked the locality and searches are going on to locate the culprits. As per latest reports, Seema is in a trauma and even if the local police station has been informed, police personnel is yet to visit this hapless girl’s residence.     

When talked to locals, it was found that Hindus here had been under constant pressure, threats of dreadful consequences for more than last one month under local Islamists at the behest of political parties, confident of Muslim votes but anxious of Hindu support to them. As a result, what happened here is similar to the incidents that appalled Mr. Sudhir Kumar Rakesh, Special Observer from Election Commission of India, of late.  On May 13, the day following the last phase of Parliamentary Election, 2014 in Bengal, the village of Sarberia Taltala within Sandeshkhali police station’s jurisdiction was visited by a team of 15 Islamists wielding lethal weapons who abused villagers for voting. They also ordered villagers to go to the Panchayat office at Sarberia on May 14 to face a trial of treason to the ruling Trainamool Congress. This infamous gang is led by Shajahan Seikh (Trinamool vice-president of Agarhati-Sarberia village panchayat). On the same day, in the morning, tribal people in another village of Golbunia were attacked by the similar team for daring to vote against their diktats.

However, at long last, wretched Hindu women in the village were saved by the timely intervention of Tapan Ghosh, president of Hindu Samhati, but the terror among Hindus in the vicinity refuses to end.

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, May 14, 2014

Truth can’t be suppressed

Hindu Samhati, for the last 6 years, has been endeavoring best to make people realize the soaring communal tussles across Bengal and how Hindu bashing is getting identical to secularism. Whatever its attempts are, press and media in the state are up in arms against Samhati terming these incidents if exposed may endanger Bengal. Chaos and violent struggles will replace tranquility. As a result, mounting Hindu persecution (in every capacity) is being avoided with spiteful intent. But persecutions on Hindus as found in different districts refuse to die down and instead, the tacit political support is giving a boost to Islamists’ fortitude to exterminate Hindus racially. It is alleged that social responsibility prevents the media world from performing the noble duty to make people conscious always. Hence, while Hindu women are abducted or raped, Hindu temples are defiled and destructed, Hindus are beaten mercilessly, media remains a silent spectator. Well, at times, media publishes such stories under duress but utmost care is taken to keep the religious passion propelling attacks on Hindus a secret. 

On the contrary, riots in Godhra 2002 or Muzaffarnagar of late continue to rule the media and hence, the human psyche. None knows where the Kashmiri Hindus are now. They were banished from their own ancestral places in Kashmir in 1989 but there has hardly been any documentary on their plights and also shown in any television channel. Nevertheless, all are free to witness the conditions of Muslims following the recent spate of riots at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. And these are depicted to make people comprehend how the minority community of Muslims is being persecuted by Hindus day in and day out; there can’t be a greater untruth to this. All these are enough to haunt a commoner and make him/her wonder of the media’s hypocrisy.  

What makes the press and media within India retain such hostility to Hindus? To be precise, it is the compulsion of these agencies to the market. Contrary to the past, press and media are accountable to their financial bosses now and neither the country nor its populace. What they fail to comprehend is that truth gets apparent to all however the forces to inhibit it are powerful.  Now, let’s check the reality which is hardly found or (better to say) remains absent altogether in the news world. According to police reports, communal scuffles in rural Bengal have soared highly in the last one year. While 12 to 40 such incidents happened between 2008 and 2012, 103 communally charged incidents marred Bengal’s landscape only in 2013. And this brings forth another sordid reality – Bengal is one of the first ten communally sensitive states in India.   

This authentic report makes an inquisitive reader surmise also that communal conflagration prevails the state however brawny the saga of secularism is. There has also been a stiff rise of this peril recently.  What’s the reason then? The cudgel of responsibility remains with the present state government and undoubtedly, it stems from the blatant Muslim appeasement. The state government’s hands are stained with the filth of introducing subsidies for Imams, inaugurations of various schemes for Muslims in particular and Mamata’s attendance in various Islamic congregations with hijab; all-out publicity of her offering namaz in public has heightened the communal polarization in the state. As said by an official of State Minority Affairs Department, following the Trinamool Congress government’s commencement, no less than 400 Muslim NGOs have come to the fore. Again, no less than 597 madrasas recognized by the government exist already. Government’s indifference to adopt tough measures against criminals like Abdul Barik Biswas, Munna Iqbal, Arabul, Selim, Khonra Hussain, Shashjahan Sheikh and appointing a dubious person with strong links to outlawed SIMI to the Rajya Sabha as MP has beefed up Islamic aggression highly, in accordance with commoners.

Albeit this allegation is a cruel, real fact, it is not completed. It is worth mentioning, Hindu Samhati’s influence has increased fast in areas infested with communal clashes and thanks to this, Hindus have regained the confidence to fight back. Striking dissimilarities to the past are happening now, Hindus have no fear to report any incident to the police stations. Hindus are no more submissive but are found to retaliate. Accordingly, conflicts are getting common and are being registered by the police. Even if rise in communal conflicts is a cause of concern, there is a need to wait to discern whether growth in Hindu confidence is a silver lining.

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.