Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hindu girl gang-raped in Sandeshkhali

Tortures on Hindus soar; administration gutless, voiceless

On April 28, at 2 am, a band of robbers, headed by Osman Mollah, raided the residence of a tribal Hindu businessman (of paddy) and demanded a large amount of money and when he failed to comply with, his adolescent daughter Ratna (name changed) was taken as hostage but found gang-raped later on. This gruesome incident took place at Jhupkhali Kacharipara within the jurisdiction of Sandeshkhali police station in Basirhat subdivision in the district of North 24 Paraganas. Osman is the son of Mochiyer Rahman Mollah of the same Jhupkhali village.

It has come to knowledge, the attack was premeditated and this can be found from a few facts. The gang had definite information that the hapless girl’s father had brought Rs. 70, 000 to the residence while the reality is that he had Rs. 20, 000 on hand after paying the stockist an amount of Rs. 50, 000. The robbers, to have the money, were wielding lethal weapons and once the gang forayed the tribal family’s residence, the amount of Rs 70, 000 was demanded. When the household failed to pay, they were thrashed brutally; two water pumps, a wardrobe were also crushed. Gold jewelries were also stolen. At this time, the felons focused on Ratna and took her as hostage. They also asked her parents to pay Rs. 50, 000 to retrieve their daughter. Despite being panic-stricken initially, the couple raised an alarm soon making their neighbors rush to the residence. An intense search for Ratna initiated and she was found both unconscious and nude in a little while. She was admitted to the local Khulna hospital and was transferred to the Basirhat hospital later on. According to the statement of Ratna, she identified one among six rapists.      

The incident has triggered uproar and the situation there, if truth be told, is grave. It has also been learnt from sources that police took Osman, fiery activist of Trinamool Congress and confidant of Shahjahan Sheikh, notorious deputy-head of Agarati Sarberia, into custody on April 30. Shahjahan Sheikh, till a couple of years ago, was regarded as a gem for CPIM and Hindus, in the area, has been persecuted by this individual and his henchmen through years. Osman was also a brawny Left activist in the heydays of Left Front and with the change of guard in Bengal’s political scenario, both Shahjahan and Osman have switched over to Trinamool Congress and soon they have become trusted lieutenants of the party. And all these prove that the saga of persecution on Hindus remains unchanged.

Even if Hindus are found to be highly aggrieved on the incident, they remain inactive due to preponderance of Shahjahan and Osman’s cadres in the area. Hindus are being tortured, according to latest reports, and lots of them have been injured also while the police seems to be indifferent and is witnessing the event from a safe distance. None has the courage to take injured Hindus to local hospitals.   

The question remains when the local administration will crack down on these criminals and let the law take its own course. If it fails to take place, rape of law and order in Bengal will take place once more.




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.





Hindus smashed up in Comilla, Bangladesh

On April 27, 2014, minority Hindus living in the village of Baksitarampur within the Chanderchar Union, sub-district of Homna in the district of Comilla in Bangladesh earned the wrath of tens of thousands of radical Muslims that led to utter destruction of 35 residences of Hindus along with a Hindu temple. Hindus were taken aback by the entire development where even students of five madrasas took part elatedly and as expected, the destruction went on for hours. Hindus pleaded with the belligerent crowd to stop but the appeal fell on deaf ears only. It has come to knowledge, a derogatory remark on Hazrat Mohammed, Prophet of Islam, on Facebook urged the Islamic crowd to assail Hindus. However, many have been found to state that it was nothing but a rumor based on which Hindus were targeted. The incident terrorized Hindus in the village such that they fled during the onslaught and they are hiding still.

According to local sources and police and also devastated Hindus, Muslims, living in Banshkaitta of the sub-district of Muradnagar neighboring to the village of Baksitarampur within the Chanderchar Union in the sub-district of Homna, brought out processions following the namaz of magrib on April 26 to protest against the attempts of Udbhav Chandra Das (son of Chan Mohan Das) and Anil Das (son of Srinibas Chandra Das) living in Baksitarampur to insult Nabi Mohammed on Facebook. Locals, to halt the impending danger, had a meeting on the same night but due to the absence of any decision, another meeting was convened on the following day at 2 pm. But prior to it the onslaught on Hindus was conducted by radical Muslims leading to the destruction of almost 40 residences of Hindus along with a Hindu temple. While residences were ransacked and then destructed, holy deities in the temple were desecrated and destroyed initially followed by the temple’s demolition. These include residences of Chan Mohan Das, Srinibas Chandra Das, Dr. Rampada, Swapan, Tapan, Prtahlad, Sahadev Saha.  The onslaught went on for three hours (between 2pm – 5pm) and even if local police succeeded to contain the violence ultimately, the whole area is under a grave tension. Three platoons of police has been deputed in and around the village of Baksitarampur.

On the word of Aslam Shikdar, Officer-in-Charge of the Homna police station, a rumor was spread by activists of BNP and Jamaat strategically and the sole objective was to oust Hindus from the area through persecution. The onslaught was led by local leaders of Jamaat and BNP; participation of students of five madrasas enthused Islamists highly. Aslam Shidkdar’s views have been supported by Tutul Chakraborty, police super of Comilla district also, who has been found to term the attack as deliberate and also assured that stern measures would be adopted against culprits.



 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.

Where can Hindu refugees from Bangladesh go other than India?

Political parties are up in arms against the recent statement of Narendra Modi of packing off illegal infiltrators from Bangladesh to India and some Hindus have also been found to join the bandwagon and without doubt, this attitude reflects their inhuman dearth of knowledge instead of erudition. Even if the chronicle of illegal infiltration of Islamists in Bangladesh has been ravaging the national economy, secular parties in strength, to retain power through support of Muslims en masse, prefer to be reticent. There has been no end to this endeavor. A question also arises – how will leaders of these parties react if they discern that their kith and kin are compelled everyday to convert to another religion and if he/she belongs to any minority religious community, the existence of concerned individual at stake.

Do they know how Islamists are estranging Hindus in Bangladesh? Do they know that Hindus are having two options now there – either they have to become Muslims or leave Bangladesh sneakily? Will they have any option then except to enter India as refugees? Take the example of Paresh Chandra Goala, gardener of the Jahangirnagar University located in the sub-district of Savar in Dhaka. According to sources, radical Muslims left no stone unturned to hackle his entire family and being a Hindu, he failed to get any assistance from the administration. The greatest crime of Paresh Chardra Goala was his religious identity or that he was a Hindu and for the same reason, even the civil society preferred to steer clear of him. At last and being devoid of any viable option to deal with the uncongenial society under the sway of Islamists, he decided to convert himself and also the rest of the family into Islam.

It has been learnt, Paresh Chardra Goala , son of Hiralal Goala (deceased), living in the village of Gacha within the Joydevpur police station’s jurisdiction in the district of Gazipur, along with his whole family converted to Islam through a notary public affidavit on April 3, 2014. The new name of Paresh Chandra Goala is Mohammed Masum. Being newly converted to Islam, Mohammed Masum has won lots of friends and also admirers already.

The following incidents portray why it is no more possible for Hindus to live in Bangladesh.

1)      On February 28, 2014, a few Islamists attacked the durga temple worshipped by minority Hindus in the village of Bathanichala within the sub-district of Kaliachaik in the district of Gazipur. The violent group defiled and destructed 8 holy deities and also left behind a note stating “STOP STATUE WORSHIP NEXT HERE WORSHIP WE WILL CAST BOMB OR ALL OF YOU”.
2)      On February 19, 2014, a group of Islamists kidnapped Bikash Chakma (age 40), minority Buddhist individual living in Rokchandra Karbari Para area within the sub-district of Dighalia in the district of Khagrachari. His slain body was recovered by police on March 2, 2014.
3)      On March 2, 2014, Jyotsna (age 22), a minority Hindu woman was raped by Islamists at the sub-district headquarter of Saturia in the district of Manikgunj. Failing to have any justice in the rural court, she committed suicide out of disgust. Police has not adopted any measure against Mujibur Rahman, the main rapist, and his accomplices.
4)      On March 4, 2014, a local leader of Muslim youth league and also supported by the reigning party attacked minority Hindus living at Biswas Para in the village of Suktagarh within the sub-district of Rajapur in the district of Jhalkthi. With regard to a confrontation over a land, 22 Hindu families of the village were warned and were also asked to “all will be burnt to death if they fail to move to India within the next 15 days”. 



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, April 29, 2014

Will doctor’s murder initiate anew spate of Hindu persecution in Kultali?

Law and order is not on the verge of falling down in Bengal; it is on the wane already and while the saga of violence and communal clashes soar, police and administration prefer to witness from a distance. And if the victim turns out to be a Hindu anyway, derision instead of justice remains his only destiny.

All these are being said, now, by people inhabiting the areas within the jurisdiction of Kultali police station in the district of South 24 Paraganas on the unprecedented murder of Mrityunjay Purakait (age 46). He was a doctor by profession, living in the village of Manikapir within the same police station’s jurisdiction, and was murdered on April 27 in the morning.  The doctor was murdered by Karim Dhali, inhabitant of the village of Deulbari Devipur village panchayat within the jurisdiction of Kultali police station.  He is in the police custody at the moment.

What led to the ghastly crime? According to villagers, Karim Dhali’s two month-old son was suffering from pneumonia for the last few weeks and he was taken to Mrityunjay Purakait, reputed quack doctor in the neighborhood, for treatment. Villagers assert even if Dr. Purakait asked Karim Dhali to admit the baby to hospital, he was reluctant that led to the child’s death. But Karim held Dr. Purakait as responsible and even threatened to murder him also. The news spread throughout the locality but no Muslim individual, even patients of the doctor, was found to protest. On April 27, 2014, Karim Dhali killed him and fled. When the quack doctor was taken to Jamtala hospital in Kultali, he was declared dead.

Is this the sole reason behind murder? However, many do smell a rat. As per them, Karim is not an insane who can be enraged so easily through his child’s death. They also say that Dr. Purakait was known to support Hindutva politics and also for owning a large tract of land. All these factors have propelled Karim and his accomplices to murder the doctor, in accordance with villagers.   

Filth of local administration comes forth, as a result. None has the fear, let alone reverence, of police and its rising ineptitude thanks to political interference round the clock has made the entire force a laughing stock to all. The rot is not within the boundaries of Kultali police station but has corrupted the remaining part of Bengal too by leaps and bounds. There are enough reasons to apprehend violent communal skirmishes now as Kultali is infamous for burgeoning clashes between Hindus and Muslims. Communal skirmishes have become common and particularly, Hindus are yet to forget the lesson of January 1, 2014. 

The day witnessed the greatest attack on Hindus within Kultakli in recent times. Radical Muslims in large numbers attacked Hindu shops at Dhaki Bazar premeditatedly between 9 am and 1 pm to oust Hindu traders permanently. The campaign was led by Suja, alleged to be a trusted acquaintance of Selim or the dreaded criminal from Mograhat. A contingent of local police station under the supervision of a police officer named Imarul Haque was also there but they remained silent even if forceful eviction of traders including Panchu Gharami, Kinkar Mandal, Kashinath Paik and Sanat Mandal went on. The onslaught ended hours later and Hindus were warned of dire consequences soon.



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, April 28, 2014

Hindus at nadir in Bangladesh

Alarming rise in persecution menaces Hindu existence    

Inhibiting all expectations of minority communities and also of liberals in Bangladesh that the new government would adopt all measures to bring the crisis to a halt, persecutions on Hindus with other minority communities is rising alarmingly there and the alleged secular government headed by Awami League, found to be highly vociferous against mounting clout of Islamists in the country even a few months back, is found to retain a weird silence only. Has any truce been signed between Awami League and Jamaat forces? This motion is prevailing official circles of eastern part of Indian subcontinent too, primarily India as it shall have to bear the burden of Bengali Hindu refugee influx if worst pogroms start against them back home.  

The surge in attacks on Hindus include plundering their residences, endeavors to both defile and destroy holy deities in Hindu temples, burning down Hindu establishments and forcible abduction of Hindu women, girl and almost each district remains witness to such horrific events on a daily basis. Only in the last week, ten holy deities of Devi Kali were desecrated and destructed by Islamists in the district of Netrokona.  Kali Temple of Ekata Sangha located at the Nadir Par Satpai within the municipal area became victim to the Islamic onslaught in the night. A few holy deities including Kali, Saraswati and Shiva were both defiled and destroyed. Again, the Kali Temple located at the Hindu crematorium of Badagara Gopalpur in the outskirts of the town was attacked in the evening and five holy deities were desecrated and destroyed. Even if higher officials of local police and administration have visited the spot, no investigation has started yet. It is alleged, fear of Hindus to lodge official complaints to the police station has prevented police to initiate any investigation.  This area in the district of Netrokona is known for recurrent attempts on Hindu temples but there has been no definite approach against the miscreants up till now.

Again, a few days back, a Hindu temple was vandalized by radical Muslim youths in the village of Pangasi within the sub-district of Roygunj in the district of Sirajgunj. The temple was closed (as usual) after daily kirtan but on the next morning, six holy deities were found out as both profaned and destroyed. A similar fate was meted out to a Hindu temple at Kapasi in the district of Gazipur. How are Hindu women in Bangladesh now? The family of Ratan Pal, minority Hindu individual living in the village of Ataikula Kuchiamora within the sub-district headquarter in the district of Pabna, is running hither and thither out of a grave fear. Rocky, son of Shahjahan Ali, inhabiting the village of Sakharipara, had kidnapped Ratan Pal’s adolescent daughter. She was recovered almost two months after but now the Muslim family is asking the hapless Hindu father to return her innocent daughter to Rocky once more. Ratan Pal sought help of local administration but they were found to be indisposed to help a Hindu family.     

Ratan Pal is a helpless Hindu individual but he, precisely, represents the Hindu populace in Bangladesh whose existence is at stake now. According to Kajal Debnath, president of Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Committee, Hindu persecution has become usual to all in Bangladesh and hence, voice of protests to these is also on the wane. All have started to accept that Hindu persecution is natural and an intrinsic feature of Islamic society in Bangladesh. Hindus fear the verdict of Delwar Hossain Sayeedi (soon) will trigger fiery response from Islamists endangering Hindu existence in Bangladesh altogether.



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, April 27, 2014

Hindus in Joynagar stave off Islamists’ nefarious plot

Conspiracy to rout Hindus hatched months back

While the entire nation is under the spell of parliamentary election, 2014, Hindus inhabiting Durgapur in Joynagar, known for recurrent communal clashes through years, are engaged in a fiery resistance to fast increasing aggressions of Islamists in the area. On the word of people dwelling the area of Taltala of Durgapur in Joynagar within the Joynagar police station’s jurisdiction in the district of South 24 Paraganas, the crisis was initiated by an individual named Jehangir Ghazi. Jehangir Ghazi, in recent past, purchased a stretch of land behind the local Balak Sammilani Club and also alongside the land owned by Tappan Malakar, a Hindu individual. None in the village opposed Jehangir’s venture especially when he had constructed his own residence in the village. The residence of Jehangir looks like a ship and it became an attraction for all within the village and its vicinity also.

Honest Hindus in the village assumed that Jehangir was in a mood to surprise all and hence, a sense of amiability remained. But it was his bid to acquire Tapan’s land that led to the crisis reigning the entire village now. Perhaps the problem would have ended in this case too, had it been a one-man show. What got evident soon was that it was not Jehangir’s personal project but a way to increase the number of radical Muslims in the realm of Durgapur in Joynagar. This cruel reality triggered a strong reaction of Hindus who got united soon to halt this nefarious design. To halt further advances, a temple of Sri Ramchandra was built up in the very controversial land and with the permission of Tappan Malakar. Now, no stone is being left unturned to stop the dream project of Hindus. But they are determined to go on with the same come what may. The village is in a deep crisis now. The situation has been worsened owing to the political support being provided to Jehangir Ghazi to have Muslim votes en masse during election.    

What makes Hindus in the area so defiant? If truth be told, Hindus within the Joynagar police station’s jurisdiction have become synonymous to “A burnt child dreads the fire”. Whether it is 2010 or 2012 or 2014, persecution of Hindus by a section of radical Muslims, backed by political endeavors, remains in full swing. If other cases are brushed aside even, how can sordid lessons in 2012 be forgotten? Following the murder of Shaukat Khan, at 7.30 am, on May 14, 2012, in the area of Ghoshalchowk, P.S. Joynagar, District: 24 Paraganas (South) and thus to have vengeance, Islamists made Hindus of both Taranagar and Paschim Rupnagar villages easy preys despite the veracity that Hindus were not involved with the slaying. The political feud likely to occur between CPIM and SUCI (Shukat claimed as SUCI supporter by local party leadership), hence, turned into a brazen Islamic endeavor against Hindus and police force deployed there watched the happenings barefacedly. 

Hindus in Joynagar, thanks to political and secular approaches, are under threat of racial extermination always. In that case, nothing other than defiance can save them. Hindus living in Joynagar know it by heart.



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, April 25, 2014

Who can stop cattle smuggling in Basirhat?

Not Bengal government indubitably

Basirhat is in headlines once more and as expected, for both wrong and usual reasons only. On April 23, in the night a fierce accident between a matador and a vehicle loaded with cattle led to injury of 15 people and 8 of them have already been transferred to the SSKM hospital in Kolkata and all of them, as per last reports, are in critical conditions yet. According to police and also locals, the lorry or vehicle loaded with a large number of cows was moving towards Basirhat while the matador was coming from there. Both vehicles were in high speed and collided soon. The aggrieved mob ransacked the lorry virtually and when police reached the spot, the entire police team had to deal with a strong protest. On the word of aggrieved villagers, the entire area, thanks to tacit support of local police and administration, has turned into a free zone for cattle smugglers and this saga has been going on for years. Cattle smugglers have become kingpins in the area and if anyone dares to protest, the person is either beaten hollow or hacked to death even. Locals asked police to adopt strong measures or else a people’s movement against all these illegal acts will unsettle the entire administrative scenario.        

Is the local administration capable to adopt tough measures? The answer is no and this assessment is not abrupt at all; scores of sordid experiences and hundreds of such incidents along with perception of police’s surrender to the nexus of cattle smuggling makes the scribe to deduce such. Administration in Basirhat does not belong to any particular political party but to smugglers with the power to win over anyone or even a dissident by large baits of money. Hindus living in Swarupnagar in Basirhat can narrate their own story or how they have become victims to cattle smugglers. In the year 2012, Kalu Ghosh and Debu Ghosh, two brothers living in the village of Baltighoshpara, within Swarupnagar police station’s jurisdiction protested against cattle smuggling but were thrashed by local activists of Trinamool Congress with cow smugglers in Baltibazar. Their houses were also ransacked. Robin Roy living in the village of Koijari within the same police station’s jurisdiction had the same fate. Muslim cow smugglers were using the lane before his house for an easy transportation and at every time, his housed used to be get damaged. Once when he protested, Robin was assaulted highly. Even Hindu women in his family were also not spared; cow smugglers attempted to rape them but the situation was saved as a large number of Hindus hearing the noise (women raised an alarm) rushed to the spot.      

Arindam Bagchi, another Hindu living in village of Mallikpur also raised a vehement protest against this intolerable smuggling of cows from different parts of India across the India-Bangladesh international border. Arindam was beaten so heavily that his family members were forced to take him to a nearby hospital. There is no difference in 2014 and to be precise, the situation has worsened. The detention and release of Abdul Barik Biswas on bail, known to have a property worth 100 crore based on this trade, of late exposes how Basirhat is vulnerable to cattle smuggling. He, himself has already stated smugglers of cattle have entered into the field of gold and this happens to be more profitable to them. Who can end cattle smuggling in Basirhat?


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.

Hindus tortured cruelly at Netrokona, Magura in Bangladesh

On April 24, 2014, large groups of radical Muslims raided two Kali Temples belonging to the minority Hindu community in the district of Netrokona in Bangladesh. it has come to knowledge, Kali Temple of Ekata Sangha located at the Nadir Par Satpai within the municipal area became victim to the Islamic onslaught in the night. A few holy deities including Kali, Saraswati and Shiva were both defiled and destroyed. On the other hand, the Kali Temple located at the Hindu crematorium of Badagara Gopalpur in the outskirts of the town was attacked in the evening and five holy deities were desecrated and destroyed. Even if higher officials of local police and administration have visited the spot, no investigation has started yet. It is alleged, fear of Hindus to lodge official complaints to the police station has prevented police to initiate any investigation.  Locals have also been found to claim that the police report will be of no avail as well.  This area in the district of Netrokona is known for recurrent attempts on Hindu temples but there has been no definite approach against the miscreants up till now.

Not Hindu temples only but if truth be told no Hindu individual can even envisage getting fair treatment from the administration also. If rival gangs clash or fight back and Hindus become victims, there remains hardly anyone to ask the administration to solve their anguishes. Without doubt, the number of liberals is no diminutive in Bangladesh but they are hardly heard in a hard-core Islamic country like contemporary Bangladesh.

On April 25, in the noon, 10 Hindu houses were pillaged in the village of Hat Malanchi of Raghabdair Union within the sub-district headquarter of Magura in the district of Magura owing to the death of an activist of BNP. The slain person was identified as Omar Ali (age 45), an active BNP cadre of Raghabdair Union. What’s the fault of Hindus then? They did nothing and in accordance with police report and also Jehangir Alam, O.C. of the local police station, the gruesome murder was the result of a political clash between local activists of BNP and Awami League. On the word of Jalal Biswas, a local resident, ever since the last Parliamentary election in Bangladesh, Tujamuddin (responsible activist) and Nayeb Ali group belonging to BNP has been at daggers drawn with Obaidur Rehman (organizational secretary) and Rasul Biswas (ward president) of Awami League in the same Raghabdair Union and the entire area has remained witness to violent scuffles without an exception yet.

On the fateful day, it was afternoon when supporters of Obaidur and Rasul group in Awami League got hold of Omar Ali, known for his devout loyalty to the group of Tujamuddin and Nayeb Ali, in the Hat Malanchi village all of a sudden and chased him. Albeit Omar tried his best to evade the murderous supporters of Awami League, he was grabbed fast and killed mercilessly. The news of murder spread like a wild fire in the vicinity resulting in the visit of Tujamuddin and Rasool Mian with their supporters to the spot of murder. BNP supporters, to vent their anger and frustration, ransacked 10 houses of Hindus who prefer to steer clear of turbulence always.



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, April 23, 2014

Hindu housewife turns into sex slave in Bangladesh

Islamists kidnap her again for daring to protest

On April 20, 2014, at night, a group of Muslim radicals abducted a Hindu housewife from the Satanipara area in the city of Sherpur, Dhaka division in Bangladesh and even if her husband lodged an official complaint on the following day to the local police station, she is yet to be found. In accordance with sources and also content of the complaint, the Hindu housewife had been kidnapped a few days back also and then she was made victim to sexual assaults. The entire activity was recorded in a camera and she was also warned that any exposure of this would cost lives of her husband and children. Even if she requested the Islamists to render clemency to her hapless family, she was declined at every time. Some of the culprits agreed to return the video footage later on; an amount of 4.5 lakh taka (currency in Bangladesh) was collected from the Hindu family also. However, the video footage was not returned. When the radical Muslims demanded another (large) amount of money, the victim Hindu family filed an official complaint to the local administration that perturbed the Islamists a lot. They started to threaten the Hindu family of worst consequences through telephone.

On the fateful day or April 20, 2014, the Hindu housewife, desolate in every sense of the term, went to meet the doctor at Zaman Health Complex in the town at 8 pm. The culprits had the necessary info of her arrival beforehand and were waiting for her only. Once the Hindu housewife appeared there, she was kidnapped in a weird style (as found in motion pictures), put in a microbus and was carried way. Later on, Islamists threatened the housewife’s husband through her mobile phone that any more communication to administration would be disastrous for remaining members of the family. Even if Mehedul Karim, Superintendent of Police, has assured to retrieve the Hindu housewife, locals are convinced that her fate is sealed for eternity.       

The situation in Bangladesh is such that no Hindu can depend on administration for justice. No less than 100 incidents of Hindu persecutions have taken place between January and April, 2014 and in no case either the torturers have been grabbed or taken into custody. The following three incidents do reflect the same scenario as well. Islamists in each of these cases are roaming freely.

On January 26, 2014, armed cadres of Jamaat-e-Islami kidnapped, gang raped and then killed Sumita Balao, a Hindu woman living at Suripara in the Kashinath Union Council, sub-district: Jaldhaka in the district of Dhaka. Sushila Rani, another Hindu woman from Doapara in the same area had the same fate too.

On January 4, 2014, Gauri Sutradhar, minority Hindu girl (age 20), was kidnapped, gang raped and also murdered by a few Islamists. The gruesome incident took place at the sub-district headquarter of Kaligunj in the district of Gazipur.

On January 27, 2014, Chaitanya Mandal, a minority Hindu ex-military man, was attacked in his own chemist shop in Magura market within the Abhoynagar in the district of Jessore. Hundreds of cadres of Jamaat-e-Islami with lethal weapons encircled the shop and chopped him repeatedly. After it, petrol was sprinkled on Chaitanya Mandal, the shutter of the shop was closed and he was burnt to death. The horrific incident has created a terror 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.


Birbhum – latest center for Islamists to stockpile weapons

Bomb explosion claims two lives, injures several critically in Labhpur

Evidencing once more that the watershed Lok Sabha Election, 2014 may become violent if it fails to gratify aspiration of the ruling clique in Bengal and to vent this anger illegal arms and ammunitions are being stockpiled by radical Muslims across the state, two people were killed while seven got injured seriously on April 21 owing to an explosion in the residence of Sheikh Ismail, known as an ardent supporter and also local leader of Trinamool Congress, in the village of Kusumgaria within the Labhpur police station’s jurisdiction in the district of Birbhum. It is widely believed that the explosion happened while crude bombs were being made. According to locals, others who were less injured fled the spot soon.

It has come to knowledge, the incident had taken place on April 21 at 1 pm when Sheikh Ismail’s house was bustling with the presence of lots of people. The adjoining hut of Sheikh Ismail, known also as a henchman of Monirul Islam, TMC MLA already under Election Commission’s scanner for reckless speeches, caught fire. While the main house of Ismail consists of two stories, the hut is made of mud and following the blast when locals rushed to the spot, two slain bodies were identified. Local police was informed, accordingly. On the word of police officials, the blast occurred as lots of crude bombs were discharged at the same instant. Nevertheless, the incident has led to a political brouhaha in the area and no party is losing a chance to pick its opponent. While the reigning Trinamool Congress has already distanced itself from this explosion, CPIM has termed it as natural fallout of Mamata regime.

But the mud-slinging can’t end the danger for sure and this can be discerned how the administration is virtually staggering in the state and gropes in darkness for a definite clue. On April 19, 2014, security forces got hold of 105 crude bombs with explosive manufacturing materials during a search operation inn the same district of Birbhum. A joint squad of CRPF and state police in the village of Bamdevpur within Rampurhat police station’s jurisdiction in the district conducted the raid. According to sources, the entire operation was based on intelligence reports and thanks to reports and also their own fortitude, security forces seized 105 country-made bombs, 1kg of gunpowder, shrapnels and other explosive materials.

The saga of stockpiling does not end with the district of Birbhum. Districts of Bardhaman and Murshidabad are in the same inventory already. Only in the month of March 2014, Humayun Kabir, Superintendent of Police in Murshidabad, had congratulated the investigation under the aegis of Arijit Sinha, SDPO of Domkal, in public. The operation recovered 2 muskets, a single-barreled rifle, three 9 mm pistols, 6 one-shutter guns, 22 rounds of cartridges and 5 magazines. This was a major breakthrough while through other investigations conducted in the areas 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. According to police reports, 392 illegal weapons, 686 rounds of ammunition and 1,882 bombs were seized in Bengal in the month of March only.



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, April 22, 2014

Dream of Sovereign, Islamic Bangladesh with Kolkata comes forth

Dr. Subramanian Swamy’s assertion a couple of days back over the rising clout of Bangladeshi infiltrators in India and the obligation of Bangladesh, abiding by the principles of humanity and also of global polity to retain harmony, to compensate India with land has been retorted with strength and the speaker is Shah Alam Pradhan, president of Jatiyo Gonatantrk Party (National Democratic Party) or JAGPA in Bangladesh, known for its far-right politics. JAGPA, at the moment, is a key member of the 18 party alliance led by BNP and enjoys bonhomie with other Islamist parties in the country. While reacting to Swamy’s statements at the Jatiya Press Club (National Press Club) in Dhaka on April 21, Shah Alam Pradhan threatened to make a new, sovereign Bangladesh including Kolkata.      

Dr. Subramanian Swamy, while expressing his apprehensions on the unchecked and also mounting infiltration from Bangladesh at Guwahati, had stated explicitly, “If Bangladesh does not agree to take back its people, then the country should compensate by giving land to India.” He did not end here but went on saying, “I am extremely distressed by the extent of illegal infiltration from Bangladesh. According to my estimate, one-third of Bangladesh's population lives in India." Simultaneously, he termed the viewpoint as entirely personal and not of his party or BJP. Expressing his concerns that the chronicle of secularism in India would be endangered if infiltration of "a particular religion" is allowed to go on, he said, "We have to be very careful, otherwise our secularism will be threatened."

Even if the statement was made a personal note by an aged and erudite leader of BJP like Dr. Subramanian Swamy, it has already led to a political brouhaha and the reaction is being felt in Dhaka most. Islamist political arena in Bangladesh refuses to miss this chance and the comment of Shah Alam Pradhan, to be precise, expressed desire a large section of Bangladeshi populace. The chock-a-block meeting was attended by other members of JAGPA including GM Abdul Aziz, Alamgir Majumdar, Khandkar Lutfar Hussain, Professor Iqbal Hussain, Abdur Rehman Khan. While addressing the crowd, apart from threatening India by forming a sovereign Bangladesh including Kolkata, Shah Alam Pradhan also expressed how the autobiography of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman or Bangabandhu states of the profound contribution of East Pakistan behind the development of both Kolkata and Assam. Hence, Bangladesh has a legitimate claim over Kolkata and it will be included once India endeavors to impugn the national identity of Bangladesh.

It is worthwhile to mention that ceaseless Hindu persecution in Bangladesh has made victims (from time to time) there to think of using extra-constitutional measures to stop the curse of oppression. But none has materialized thus far. On the contrary, the Mughalistan project or the dream of establishing an independent homeland for the Muslims of India has not remained within four walls or study groups of intellects. According to this plan devised by Mughalstan Research Institute (MRI) of Jahangir Nagar University (Bangladesh) led by intelligence agencies like ISI of Pakistan and DGFI of Bangladesh, Mughalistan will include North India and Eastern India in its entirety and will be formed by merging Pakistan and Bangladesh through a large corridor of land running across the Indo-Gangetic plain, the heartland of India.  Kolkata is the first and foremost target in this conspiracy.



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, April 21, 2014

Bengali Hindus must use watershed Lok Sabha Election, 2014 sagaciously

Failure to cost their survival

They are international to the core and also known for their humane values. They have been torchbearers of two Renaissances, have generated myriad scholars, educationists, political leaders of high repute. Their contribution to the saga of national freedom struggle is second to none and still, their glorious ancestors who sacrificed all to break the shackles of slavery to British Empire are venerated highly by others. They have been extremely large in philosophy while extremely narrow and also rudderless in real politiks. They have the intellect of a Greek but grit of a rabbit, as per British evaluation, though this estimation has always been confronted too. How are they now? The community is just staggering and also groping in darkness. While a significant portion of this community is on the verge of extinction in the neighboring country, in its home state (yet) its religious-linguistic identity is at stake. How can this be defined? An Irony of Fate! It is hard to believe that the community that has brought forth two national anthems for India and Bangladesh along with a national song for India can stoop so low. Perhaps you have got the message. Bengali Hindus are being talked about, a community known and also revered for its intellectual caliber and innovative notions once, is completely wretched now.

Though the rot had already set in with the effectuation of Government of India Act, 1935, as a heartrending consequence of the partition of India in 1947 on religious basis, Bengali Hindus lost their predominance. While they turned into a second-grade community overnight and mostly unwarranted in (then) East Pakistan, the major portion of them opted for the Indian state of West Bengal to evade the Islamic onslaught. By now, Bengali Hindus, thanks to recurrent persecutions including genocides through decades, form a mere 9% of Bangladeshi populace, its clout is on the wane in Bengal too. Several factors are culpable but for each of them they have to upbraid themselves only. Bengali Hindus tried to form a rosy morning counting on alien Marxian concepts that made them more interested in violation of Right to Work or work stoppages. The culmination is indeed severe – the creamy layer of the community or educated, enlightened elites ended abruptly to set up a revolutionary social system abiding by Mao Zedong. And this ordeal refuses to end yet. Well, there was a marginal relief from economic stagnation during the 34-year old Left rule and even if political tensions marred their lives somewhat, there was no major communal outbreak. Nevertheless, the same ruling clique got instrumental in changing Bengal’s demography by bringing in Muslims from Bangladesh increasingly to fortify vote bank that ruined Hindus utterly.

Hindu persecution at Deganga in 2010 exposed the reality and also the status of Bengali Hindus in their own state and the following years have witnessed mounting Hindu persecutions only. Islamists, backed by political forces, are engaged in a festival to pillage and destruct Hindus in each capacity. Not a single day passes when Hindu anguishes remain unheard and the administration prefers to retain weird silence. And if this continues, an all-out competition between rates of Hindu persecution in Bengal and Bangladesh will burst out.

There is only one way for Bengali Hindus to evade this inevitable or impending disaster – it is to use the watershed Lok Sabha Election, 2014 and cast their votes sagaciously. All ideologies have been ascertained and found to be disastrous for them. If they want to live, save their kith and kin, get connected to the Indian mainstream and restore their glory, it is the time for Bengali Hindus to act in strength. Failure will cost them their own existence, indubitably.




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.


Hindus in Bengal steadfast to conquer Love Jihad

After lots of frustrations, this is indeed a great achievement – fresh news of triumph and all credit go to the Hindu Samhati activists and their tireless efforts to recover Priya Mandal (age 14), who became victim of Love Jihad or the malice set to ravage Hindu girls through the venomous spell of love. On the word of locals inhabiting South Bishnupur within the Mandirbazar police station’s jurisdiction in the district of South 24 Paraganas, adolescent Priya Mandal (name changed) was abducted on April 13, 2014 from her residence there. She was kidnapped by Sagir Sheikh, mechanic in a local motor garage, who feigned that he loved her a lot. Sagir Sheikh lives in the village of Gilerchat within the Raydighi police station’s jurisdiction. Even after lots of searches in the vicinity, her parents failed to get her and filed an official complaint to the local police station.

Being acquainted with the fast worsening law and order in Bengal and also the role of police plus rising placation of Islamists, Priya’s family members lost no time to contact the local activists of Hindu Samhati. The investigation was kicked off soon and thanks to their persistent endeavors, the case ended with a thumping victory. Hindu Amati’s activists got hold of Sagir Sheikh fast and compelled him to spell out the new address of Priya Mandal. Soon, she was recovered from Taki Road and handed over to the local police station. When Priya was presented to the Diamond Harbor Court, she expressed how Sagir Sheikh abducted her by force. While the Hon’ble Court granted Priya to move to her parent’s residence, Sagir Sheikh became victim to mob fury and he was admitted to a local hospital with lots of injuries. According to Rajkumar Sardar, local HS activist, Love Jihad has been expanding in the realm of Mandirbazar by leaps and bounds for the last few years. Albeit, it was termed as a mere love affair by Hindus initially and hence, was brushed off, fast changing reality has forced them to get cautious. The recovery of Priya Mandal, tough penalization of Sagir Sheikh evidences the changing Hindu consciousness, as per Rajkumar Sardar.    

However, there can’t be any complacency in any way. Love Jihad in Bengal is a cruel reality and is being found everywhere in the state ever more. Hundreds of Hindu girls have already been lost; recovery of Priya Mandal has created a history, in that case. Who can forget the episode of Sarmistha Sarkar? These days, Love Jihad is taking place overtly, by bullying the Hindu family in public. This approach came forth on March 21, 2014, 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.

Love Jihad is a heinous conspiracy to fortify Islamic fundamentalism; it has got to be stamped down to save Hindu girls.





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, April 18, 2014

Recurrent communal clashes shudder Kakdwip, South 24 Paraganas

Police apprehends more sinister outcome

Communal clashes in succession have shivered Kakdwip in the district of South 24 Paraganas lock, stock and barrel and if worst apprehensions of administration get true, the area is going to be the hotbed of mounting Hindu-Muslim clashes harrying the whole of Bengal already.  The trouble started on April 14, 2014 at the Kacharibari Shivmandir premises within the Kakdwip police station’s jurisdiction at 10 pm when Hindus in the area following the Charak Puja organized a dance competition. The contest earned attraction of Hindu girls and women and they, as expected, lost no time to take part in it. All of a sudden, a group of Muslim youths was found to hurl sexually explicit remarks at them. Even if they were ignored initially, one Muslim youth stepped forward and tore off a child dancer’s blouse that led to a ruckus. Members of the Shiva Puja Committee asked the Muslim youths to go away immediately.  The Muslim youths retreated and tension died down.

Albeit Hindus in the area hoped that the problem ended with it, later developments proved otherwise. The next center of activity was the village of Badakhali adjacent to the Kacharibari village. On April 15, at 9.30 pm, at the premises of Badakhali Shivmandir, a social gathering to observe Charak Puja took place and even a notable orchestra was also invited. While the celebration was in full swing, a group of Muslim youths, no less than 15 in numbers, turned up there. Soon, they were found to drink hard liquor and taunt Hindu women. At this time too Hindus informed the organizing committee there and hence, Muslim youths were asked to leave the place to avert any untoward incident. But at this time, Muslim youths, instead of moving out threatened Hindus. They also hurled a few bottles to them irately. This unruly behavior led to a violent clash between the two groups and Islamists, after being beaten hollow, had to retreat.

Within a few minutes, Islamists from other areas were phoned and soon an outfit comprising dreaded criminals like Murshed Ali, Sheikh Juli, Sheikh Gunda and others were formed to avenge the insult. It was 11.30 pm when the outfit appeared at the fringe of Badakhali and once Islamists turned up, they got hold of Swapan Kori (age 48). Swapan inhabits the same village and is also a local leader of the Trinamool Congress. He was returning from the market in close proximity, then but terming him as the mastermind behind the insult of Islamists, the group chased him. Soon Swapan was grabbed, forced to get nude and was also pushed into a pond. The sole intention of the group was to murder Swapan brutally so as to avenge the insult and teach Hindus a lesson. But Swapan was lucky enough to hoodwink them and run away. Islamists went after him yet again. Once Swapan reached near the Badakhali Shivmandir, he raised an alarm. Witnessing his cry of pain, condition and also the Islamists behind him, the celebration was stopped and Hindus were asked to rise to the assailants. The virulent mob pounced down on the entire team, got hold of 4 Islamists and thrashed them mercilessly.

Later on, police was telephoned who ultimately rescued the four heavily injured youths and also took them into custody. A meeting was organized on the next day, under the sway of local administration, to restore communal harmony. Both Muslims and Hindus including Swapan Kori attended the meeting. After hours of discussions, all arrested Muslim youths were released. But the situation is yet to normalize; tension and mutual distrust reign the area still.




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, April 17, 2014

Abduction, rape of Hindu girls - most favored sport of Islamists in Bangladesh

Hindu girls are vanishing in Bangladesh fast. This malice is not limited to any particular district but has become a common affair across the country by now while the administration prefers to enjoy wailing of Hindus from a safe distance.  Maloti Rani, a 13-year old Hindu girl and also a student of Class VII at the Bisbari Ebatonnesa Girls’ High School, living in the district of Lalmonirhat in the Rangpur division of Bangladesh has become the latest victim. It has come to knowledge that Maloti was on her way to attend the Ashtamisnan (religious bathing) festival on April 7, 2014 and she was kidnapped by a group of Islamists then.

Maloti Rani is the daughter of Jagadish Chandra Ram, a Hindu individual living in the village of Durakuti of Mogolhat Union within the Lalmonirhat sub-district headquarter in the district of Lalmonirhat for decades., Maloti was not alone on Monday morning; she was accompanied by her younger sister or Jaymoni Rani (age 11) while moving to the festival held on the bank of Ratnai river in the village. As soon as Maloti was abducted by the group of Islamists following them sneakily, Jaymoni rushed to her home to inform her parents. Even if Jagadish reached the very spot with his neighbors within a few minutes, none could be spotted. He was convinced that the abductor was none except Ismail, son of Abdul Hamid of Shalmara village of Aditmari sub-district who had been hassling her little daughter for the past one year.  He filed a case at the Lalmonirhat Sadar police station on April 9 in the night against the group of Islamists comprising Ismail and three other unidentified men. Police, after initial investigations, has accepted veracity of the complaint.   

On the word of Maloti’s mournful parents, Ismail had been harassing their girl for the last one year and even if they protested, the torment went on. And in the last two weeks prior to abduction, Ismail threatened to kidnap their daughter. He had also stated that any complaint to the police would generate dire consequences for the entire family. Even if the Officer-in-charge of local police station assured Maloti’s parents of recovering her soon, she is yet to be found.     

Can these wise assurances of Bangladeshi police be depended on? If experiences of minority and hapless Hindus are looked into, there is no end to this tragedy. Every time a Hindu girl is abducted or raped, the administration pledges to adopt tough measures to nab the criminals. And the sworn measures fail to materialize consistently.

On March 2, 2014, Jyotsna (age 22), a minority Hindu woman was raped by Islamists at the sub-district headquarter of Saturia in the district of Manikgunj. Failing to have any justice in the rural court, she committed suicide out of disgust. Police has not adopted any measure against Mujibur Rahman, the main rapist and his accomplices.

On February 28, 2014, Lila Bhakta (age 12), minority Hindu girl student of Class IV inhabiting the village of Mandra within the sub-district of Kotali Para in the district of Gopalgunj, was both abducted and gang raped by a few Islamists led by Sohag Sheikh, son of Seku Sheikh of the neighboring village. She was returning from school then. Lila was admitted to a local hospital in a critical condition. No culprit has been arrested yet.




Hindu Samhati regularly monitors and reports violations against Hindus in West Bengal. We also work with both governmental and NGO agencies for proper education on protection and ensure remedies to the Hindu populace as per prevailing law of the land.
  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hindus wrecked in Bagchi Jamsherpur, Nadia

Radical Muslim mob stops Charak Puja; burn down houses, injure Hindus  

While the Election Commission is found to apprehend only that utmost violence may mar the Parliamentary Election, 2014 in Bengal, ferocity has already set in but through soaring communal clashes at this time. On April 14, 2014, the village of Bagchi Jamsherpur within the Hogolberia police station’s jurisdiction in the district of Nadia experienced attack by a group of radical Muslims inhabiting the vicinity. The sole aim of the group was to stop the Charak Puja in the village of Bagchi Jamsherpur and also to rip financial benefits from Hindus living in the village. It was learnt, later, the attack had been designed weeks before and more than hundreds of Islamists from the neighborhood formed the group. The Puja was forestalled and Hindus suffered in every possible manner.

According to the villagers, the whole village remains elated (on every year) regarding Gajan at this time and the Puja is conducted by the Bagchi Trustee Board. The same Board owns the Hitosadhani land that amounts to 1.5 bigha. While 9% of it has already been donated to the village Panchayat, Hindus do carry out their religious practices in the remaining part of land. Different forms of Puja have been taking place here for the last 200 years without interruption and a permanent podium to worship Devi Kali also exists in it. Villagers assert that Islamists have been demanding half of the land unreasonably and due to the tacit support of local political parties, the demand is intensifying more and more.

On April 14, 2014, at 6 pm, a large group of radical Muslims entered the village of Bagchi Jamsherpur all of a sudden and asked Hindus to stop the Charak Puja. When they were asked by Hindus of the reason behind such a weird demand, they termed it as awful to Islamic values. This single comment was enough to enrage Hindus that led to a wild brawl between the two groups. Both groups were joined by their coreligionists in large numbers within minutes; Hindus of the village were unanimous to drive out Islamists while Islamists from the neighborhood and also from Murshidabad became vanguards. To quell the wild clashes and also any chance of using weapons, a large police team reached the spot soon. But what happened next remains incomprehensible yet. Despite the presence of higher officials including SDO and SDPO, the Muslim mob attacked the Hindu village with bombs and pistols and five houses of Hindus were burnt down also. The large police team remained silent instead of hindering the Muslim arsonists. Two Hindus got injured, hence, and while one of them is admitted at the Shaktinagar hospital in Krishnanagar, the other one is in a critical condition at Nilratan Sarkar Medical College in Kolkata. Some people have stated that even if police tried to rein in the Islamic savagery, they failed ultimately and fled. The Additional District Magistrate (ADM) visited the village at 11.30 pm to take stock of the situation but his visit couldn’t deter police from arresting 3 Hindus villagers incriminated to vitiate the atmosphere at 3.30 am on April 15. No case has been registered in the police station officially yet.




Hindu Samhati regularly monitors and reports violations against Hindus in West Bengal. We also work with both governmental and NGO agencies for proper education on protection and ensure remedies to the Hindu populace as per prevailing law of the land.