Hindu Samhati Rally on 16th August, 2014
A few glimpses of Hindu Samhati rally organized on 16th August, 2014 to observe the "Great Calcutta Killing" in 1946 and commemorate the Birth Centenary of saviour of Hindus, Gopal Chandra Mukhopadhyay, in turbulent days of 1946-47. The rally was led by Hindu Samhati President Sri Tapan Ghosh along with Sardar Tajinderpal Singh Bagga, President of Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena, Delhi. Other dignitaries who were present in the rally were renowned social activist Sri Asitava Bhowmik, Sri Shantanu Mukhopadhyay, grandson of Gopal Mukhopadhyay.
The rally started from College Square at 1 PM and after covering different streets of Kolkata, reached Rani Rasmoni Road (Esplanade) where participants were addressed by Sri Ghosh and Sardar Bagga. People from different parts of West Bengal joined the rally. The significant participation of women became a hallmark of the rally.
Sardar Bagga, in his speech, said he was fortunate enough to come to the land of Netaji, Shyamaprasad and Gopal Mukhopadhyay for the first time. Then he strongly attacked the State govt. for making distortion in history books and terming the freedom fighters as terrorist. He appealed all Hindus to join nationalist organization like Hindu Samhati. He assured the crowed that he will come back whenever he is being called upon.
Sri Tapan Ghosh in his speech attacked the secular forces as hypocrite. He warned the crowed that after squeezing out Congress, CP(I)M and Trina Mool Congress (TMC), Muslims have now inclined to BJP to use it to their benefit. He criticized the West Bengal State BJP leadership for ignoring the events related to its ideological founder Dr. Shayama Prasad Mukherjee in quest of Muslim votes. He also justified the fight of Israel against Hamas as their right to defend their citizen and territory.