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Entire family arrested and driven out of home in Muslim majority village for opposing sexual harassment

Mrittika (name changed), student of Class XII at Khaiberia Vivekananda Vidyapith, and living in village: Mithapukur, P.O. Buita, P.S. Budge Budge District: 24 Paraganas (South) didn’t imagine ever that her lone protest against sexual harassments by Amirul Sheikh, embroiderer by profession (s/o Sheikh Haidar Ali – worker in a nearby manufacturing plant), would bring a disaster on her whole family. Amirul Shiekh, to be precise, was hell-bent to take hold of Mrittika at any cost and with this end in view, he used to proffer marriage proposals to the Hindu girl for all time. Mrittika, badly shaken, used to reject the offer at each time. On June 11, 2013, Amriul Sheikh went to the residence of Mrittika all alone to take her away. Family members of Mrittika, stunned at this audacious approach of his, asked people in the neighborhood to deal with the issue. Leaders of both communities assembled in the residence of Sukhendu Bikash Sardar (father of Mrittika) and made a truce. It is t

Hindu Samhati’s Protest March in Bangaon

To raise awareness regarding the recent developments in Bengal and how a venomous network of cross-border criminals is spreading  its tentacles to destroy the peace and tranquility of the state, the Bangaon unit of Hindu Samhati organized a massive rally on June 24, 2013 from Bangaon Town Hall at 5 pm. The procession was led by local Hindu Samhati activists and joined by enthusiastic locals desiring to voice their protests against the reign of terror. Gradually, the procession turned into a massive rally while it moved through Jessore Road, Batar More and then through the Bangaon Station Road. The spontaneity of the procession can be found from people who listened to the speech of Shri Ajit Adhikary patiently even though a thunderstorm was looming. Not a single person was found to leave the venue. Neither there was any objection when the Hindu Samhati procession blocked off Batar More for 15 minutes as a mark of protest to the worsening social and political scenario in the s

Hindu Migration from Border villages now admitted by Media and Administion

Hindu migration from Indo Bangla border villages going on since long back. Only now Ananda Bazar Patrka and Police admit it.  … উধাও নির্যাতিতার পরিবার গ্রামে থাকার সাহস পাচ্ছেন না কৈজুড়ির মানুষ নির্মল বসু • স্বরূপনগর গ্রা ম ছাড়ছেন কৈজুড়ির বাসিন্দারা। বৃহস্পতিবার কৈজুড়ি গ্রামে গরু পাচারকারীদের এক মহিলাকে ধর্ষণ ও খুনের চেষ্টা ও অন্য এক মহিলাকে অপহরণের চেষ্টার পর কৈজুড়িকে আর নিরাপদ ভাবছেন না স্থানীয় বাসিন্দারা। স্থানীয় সূত্রে খবর, গত দু’দিনে প্রায় দশটি পরিবার গ্রাম ছেড়েছেন। শুক্রবার কৈজুড়ি গ্রাম পরিদর্শনে গিয়েছিল সিপিএমের এক প্রতিনিধি দল। কিন্তু নির্যাতিতা বা তাঁর পরিবারের সদস্যকারওই দেখা পাননি তাঁরা। সূত্রের খবর, গ্রাম ছেড়েছেন নির্যাতিতা ও তাঁর পরিবার। ভিটেমাটি ছেড়ে চলে যাওয়া মানুষের দলে রয়েছেন স্থানীয় বাসিন্দা দিবাকর সরকার, খগেন গাইন, রমেশ মণ্ডলেরা। গ্রাম ছাড়লেন কেন? সাংবাদিকের প্রশ্নের উত্তরে দিবাকরবাবুর গলায় দলা পাকিয়ে আসে ভয়“কার ভরসায় কী ভাবে গ্রামে থাকব বলতে পারেন? সন্ধ্যা নামতেই এখানে দুষ্কৃতীদের

Rape attempts on housewives in Basirhat disgrace Bengal again

The attempted rape of two women at Kaijuri village under Swarupnagar P.S. of Bashirhat sub-division in North 24 Parganas district in the midnight of 19th June, 2013, by cross-border criminal elements has brought forth the vulnerability of women in the state once more. This incident flies in face of the massive outrage generated after the gang rape and gruesome murder of Ms Shipra Ghosh belonging to Kamduni village near Barasat. However, there is a difference in the attempted rape incident of Kaijuri; villagers are confident that assailants in this case are from other side of the border and the pathetic absence of even a semblence of an administration has turned the area into complete hell. And the helplessness of Border Security Force (BSF) who are under explicit orders not to use firearms has emboldend the criminals while the residents appear to have jumped from the proverbial frying pan into the fire.  It has come to knowledge that on June 19 at the dead of night, a culprit str

Minority community animated with onset of Panchayat Election

West Bengal State Election Commission, after lots of heated exchanges of words between it and State Government regarding Panchayat Election, has announced the date of Election finally. And the announcement of the same has infused a new stamina within the minority community of the state. The reason is not far to see – the minority community is well aware of the fact that their position will play a great role in the impending Panchayat election. This will be far reaching as well. While the political parties (cutting across political lines) will go on making lofty promises to them, their illegal activities will also not be heeded. To exploit this sudden development, the minority community is leaving no stone unturned.        An amount worth Rs. 10.5 lakh has already been sanctioned by the government to build up a graveyard at Dwarpara in Balagarh; Imams have demanded the state government for an honorarium of Rs. 10, 000 every month; efforts to make a mosque in a disputed land in Ban

Amta market confrontation ruled by communal overtone

A recent fracas at Kaltala More market in Amta, Howrah threw the administration out of gear for hours posing questions on the fast changing and precarious reality in the state. On 5th June, 2013, at   5 pm   in the local market a burqa-clad woman was caught red-handed while stealing litchis from a fruit stall that was owned by another woman. The development led to a wild altercation between the two, which finally snapped when the fruit seller slapped the female thief. Without losing time, the burqa-clad woman phoned her acquaintances and within the next 30 minutes no less than 100 hooligans belonging to the Muslim community reached the spot from surrounding areas like Khainan, Gazipur, Deora, Chanderpur and started a mayhem. From the onset they were trying to exploit the detached silence of the neighbourhood and this got apparent when hoodlums started raising slogans to avenge an apparent insult of a Muslim woman by raising communally charged slogans. When the situation was fast mov

Sardar family in Joynagar having sleepless nights

Toofan Sardar and his family in Baneshwarpur, P.S. Joynagar, District: 24 Paraganas (South) are having sleepless nights these days. Their dreadful situation on June 4, 2013, at 1 am   when local thief Mohammed Bente Mandal, entered their residence stealthily.  According to Toofan and his relatives, Bente entered the house, made his way to the Puja room and even switch on the light, probably to note the actual position. Sensing danger Toofan and his brothers raised an alarm after which Mandal fled away for the time being. However, old habits die hard and Mandal was found to enter the Sardar residence once more after a gap of 2 hours. But this time the dog barked and he was eventually caught red-handed inviting fury of the residents. Toofan’s neighbors also joined the thrashing. Later on, parents of Mohammed were called in to show the reality of their son. But out of shame they refused to accept Bente and asked Toofan and his family members to do whatever they wished to do with
The leaflet distributed in the 11 June Barasat Protest Rally.

Hindu Samhati Memorandum to DM, 24 Parganas(N)

Memorandum submitted by Hindu Samhati to the District Magistrate of North 24 Parganas after the successful Protest March at Barasat on 11 June against heinous mass rape and brutal murder of the 20 year old girl of Kamduni village.

Media reports on Hindu Samhati’s struggle in Barasat


Mass Demonstration against Barasat gang rape and murder of Hindu girl

Seated beside the speaker is the father and brother of the victim Shipra Ghosh. The brother has his shaven head covered with a towel after funeral rites. Several prominent media houses have reported that they were forced to attend the HS protest demonstration. Let the esteemed readers draw their own inference from this picture.  Hindu Samhati activists and general public gathering for the march and demonstration at Kachhari Maidan, Barasat.  

Hindu Samhati’s Protest rocks Barasat

Justice to  Shipra at any cost Braving natural disaster, thousands of people, representing all walks of life, joined the "Protest March" led by Hindu Samhati at Barasat to get justice for Shipra Ghosh, victim of gang rape and murder by  Ansar Ali, Enamul, Rezzaq and Shaukat Ali . How strong emotions can be got evident today itself when the entire Chanpadali More became standstill owing to the virulent protest. Not a single person was found to express his/her dissatisfaction even if the traffic just remained a dead lock there for hours. And all these took place even if the police and administration left no stone unturned to subdue the same defiance. Apart from deployment of a large police contingent, special forces were also posted adequately to retain the saga of Secularism above all. What amazed protesters and also bystanders was the temperament of police officials – ready to crack down on them – a spirit whose presence could have enabled

Join Hindu Samhati’s Struggle to Get Justice for Shipra

A time comes when you can’t confine yourself behind doors and continue to dream of a rosy future. Bengal, at the moment, is not at doldrums only but thanks to effete administration is at ebb also – how disgraceful and gruesome it is – mass rape and murder of Shipra Ghosh in Barasat by Ansar Ali, Enamul, Rezzaq and Shaukat Ali makes it most apparent. Shipra has not been raped and murdered only but with it our Conscience and Confidence on Indian law and order have also been outraged. To win back what we have lost we shall have to wage a gigantic Struggle – Hindu Samhati, in demand of a judicial enquiry and exemplary punishment of culprits, is going to wage a large demonstration from Kachari Madian at Barasat on June 11, 2013 at 12 pm. Let’s join the struggle in strength OR next Shipra will be found in our own residence. 

Gang Rape, Murder of College Girl Student in Barasat unleash Wild Protests

Furious locals decline police, administration    Barasat, at the moment, is witnessing a mass upsurge and with each moment it passes the struggle is intensifying as more and more people from all walks of life are voicing their stiff protests against the dastardly event – mass rape and murder of Shipra Ghosh, daughter of Sukumar Ghosh (daily laborer by profession), on June 7, 2013. Shipra was a student of BA (2 nd year) at Baguiati Derozio College and while returning from Lake Town College after examination there, she was abducted midway, gang raped and murdered. Shipra Ghosh used to live in village: Kamduni, within the area of Kharibari in Rajarhat. In accordance with local people, Shipra was passing by the very spot at 2.30 pm where a group of hoodlums including Ansar Ali, Enamul and Rezzaq was drinking alcohol. And in a blink of an eye the innocent girl was clutched by the ruffians, taken to the nearby Narkelbagan (a large vacant space enclosed by brick walls on all sid

Rape attempt on school girl foiled in Kasba, Kolkata, attacker arrested

Musharaf Sheikh who attempted to rape Rukmini (name changed), an 8 year old girl student of Class IV at Jagadish Vidyapith, in Kasba, Kolkata became victim of mob fury and was ultimately arrested by police. Ziarul Shiekh, his accomplice, was also put behind bars.  The brutal incident took place on May 7, 2013 at 1697, Rajdanga Main Road, CMDA, Plot MIG 193/89, P.S. Kasba, Kolkata – 107 in a building (under construction) where Rukmini’s father is a caretaker. Musharaf Sheikh is a resident of village: Maheshpur, P.S. Mograhat, Distirct: 24 Paraganas (South) and a laborer by profession who was working in the same real estate where the victim's father was also employed. Rukmini is the second child of Bimal and Sabitri; the couple has three other children also. On the fateful day, at around   10 am   victim's mother asked her to get her brother Papai. Rukmini, as a result, went everywhere and also to the building’s roof. She asked four laborers, including Musharaf Sheikh, who

South Dinajpur district Imams demand steep increase in monthly allowance

Despite being provided Rs. 2,500 as monthly allowance, Imams across Bengal appear dissatisfied by the entitlements. Recently, a district conference was organized by Imams at Bilaspur High Madrasa in Karandighi Block of Dinajpur (South) district on 29th May as a show of dissatisfaction. The conference went on from   10 am to 5 pm   and was attended by a thousand Imams and Maulavis. Their first and foremost demand was to press the government to increase their monthly package to Rs. 10,000. The meeting was presided by Mr. Abdul Azad from Murshidabad, chief secretary of the organization. Several members of the organization announced that an application in this regard had already been sent to chief minister Mamata Banerjee and that the struggle of Imams to increase the monthly payment will go on. Source: Uttar Banga Sambad – May 30, 2013

Initiative to stop improper and commercial use of national emblems commences in Siliguri

Society against Misuse of Revered Figures has initiated a major public campaign and in this regard, they met Mr. K. Jayaraman, Commissioner of the Siliguri Metropolitan Police, on 31st May. They sought his intervention to stop desecration of Hindu gods and goddesses for commercial benefits. On the word of Ratan Banik, founder member of the organization and also lawyer by profession, a section of package manufacturers is being found to use sanctified symbols of Dharma and also of India on the packets of different useful goods. And people are trampling those unconsciously.   Apart from individual counseling, a drive to make people conscious of the same is also going on at the moment.  Members of the society claimed that a design has been hatched to desecrate hallowed emblems of India like Ashok Stambh, Ashok Chakra and several other symbols of national honor. Accordingly, they asked Commissioner of the Siliguri Metropolitan Police to adopt stern measures against all those deliberat

Hapless grocer thrashed over trivial argument

Recently, Ukiler Haat locality at Ukilerbazaar town, under P.S. Kakdwip, District: 24 Parganas (South) witnessed the unfortunate thrashing of a shop owner over a trivial misunderstanding that would be normally sorted out amicably in most places. The event unfolded around 7 pm on 27th May when Mr Murshid, (age 32, s/o Nasir, P.O. Bishalaxmipur, P.S. Kakdwip) went to Renu Bhandar, a local grocery store owned by Mr. Pronoy Dutta and ordered a 500 gm bag of mustard oil among other things. He was given a 450 gm bag of the oil and was explained by Mr.Gourishankar Mandal, staffer at the store, that the parent company has recently changed the pack size along with lowering of price and the store is obliged to supply the same. However, Mr. Murshed went on arguing while Mr Mandal tried desperately to placate him. Suddenly, he struck Gourishankar and went on to repeatedly thrash him. The development was so abrupt that people stood there astonished at the sudden outburst. Before they could r

Shanties, governmental properties smashed to "avenge" tragic death

The tragic and accidental death of a Muslim woman quickly turned into a communally charged confrontation in Tikiapara, Howrah. The woman attempted to cross the railway tracks with her child when she was overrun by the Sheorafuli (down) commuter train around 7 pm on (May 27, 2013). The woman apparently survived the initial tragedy, even though her child survived. According to eye witnesses, the woman may have survived if prompt medical relief was provided to her by the Railway Protection Force or RPF who could have taken the victim to a nearby hospital. However, this did not happen and the victim succumbed to her injuries. What followed next was nothing but a mindless attack on the railway property, including adjacent shanties inhabited by Hindus. The communal overtone was obvious from the choice of their target. The angry mob went berserk, destroying four commuter trains of the South-Eastern railway route as well as a number of long distance, express trains. The furious mob, con