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Hindus stop construction of illegal mosque in Kolkata Leather Complex

Gangapur, a village alongside the famed Kolkata Leather Complex under the jurisdiction of the Kolkata Leather Complex Police Station within 24 Paraganas (South) district, remained witness to a communal fracas on December 24, 2013 due to bids of fortifying an illegal mosque in the environs. It has been learnt, a few people (belonging to Muslim community) appeared in the land sharing an ancient temple of Banadevi surprisingly and without consulting anyone, they commenced to build up a new structure – later found as an illicit mosque. The news was enough to both unnerve and enrage local Hindus as they knew that they would have to pay a high price for this ultimately. It is worth mentioning, the ancient temple exists within 100 meters of the disputed and illegal structure; Hindus worship at the temple regularly and the Banadevi fair is also organized there annually.  As a result, the effort behind this new mosque was deemed as evil by local Hindus. They also realized that completion

Uttar Pradesh becomes perfect secular through new Muslim DGP

What is the best way to woo Muslims and get identified as a true secular in a state like Uttar Pradesh? There are, indeed, various ways but to get back Muslim support, especially after vicious Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013, the best way is to assign a Muslim police official or administrator to the topmost post of the state administration. And the Akhilesh Yadav government has followed this route by naming Rizwan Ahmed as the first Muslim Director General Police of the state. Despite the fact that the riot despoiled both Hindu and Muslim communities simultaneously, weird secularism prevailing India opts for designating a Muslim police official only. In this case, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party supremo,  call the shots finally.     The report on also states that “ Evidently, Mulayam’s Final Decision Is Understood To Have Been Influenced By His Desperation To Woo Back Muslims, Who Were Appearing To Be Terribly Disillusioned With The Ruling SP Because Of The Gove

Shahriar Kabir’s documentary evidences truest, cruelest nature of Islamic fundamentalism

“The Ultimate Jihad” – latest documentary of Shahriar Kabir, noted journalist, filmmaker, human rights activist from Bangladesh and also leader of anti-fundamentalism struggle, has evoked a good response from the audience in Kolkata who witnessed it on Saturday, December 21. Terming the rough treatment of Debjani Khobragade, Indian diplomat stationed in the United States, of late by the indigenous governance there as a novel American endeavor to caution India, Shahriar Kabir stated that it was the fallout of a bitter disagreement between India and United States over the nature of Islamic fundamentalism in the Indian subcontinent. United States is making all efforts to strengthen Jamaat as the spokesperson of “soft religious bigotry” against the all-encompassing fundamentalism championed by Talibans – a notion refuted by India, known to bear burnt of Islamic terrorist attacks always.  To Know More Please Read:

Middle-aged Hindu housewife raped in Hariharpara, Murshidabad

Now it’s the time for the district of Murshidabad to witness another spate of rape; a middle-aged Hindu housewife has been raped within an ambulance by its driver. The gruesome incident took place in the dead of night on December 27, 2013 at the field of Benepura under the jurisdiction of the police station of Hariharpara in the district of Murshidabad. It has come to knowledge, the victim or middle-aged housewife lives in the village of Choana and her daughter Mrs. Ruma Sarkar was shifted to Hariharpara Block Health Center owing to acute labor pain on last Friday. Ruma was not alone; she was joined by her mother to the local hospital in an ambulance driven by Habib Sheikh. The admission took hours scaring Ruma’s mother a lot as she had no option except to return to her own residence in Choana.  However, Habib assured that he would personally escort her to the residence. But (while returning) the ambulance was driven to Benepura through Swaruppur; the vehicle reached the field of

Sandeshkhali : Hindu Arrested for Hosting Hindu Samhati Meeting; Women Lathicharged for Protesting Arrest !

December, 2013 District: North 24 Parganas; Police Station: Sandeshkhali; Village: Mekuakhali Bhuiyanpara . In the middle of 2013, several Hindu members of the infamous Sandeshkhali area don Shahjahan Sheikh's gang deserted him. Reason ?  Amiya Bhuiyan and his friends left the criminal group as they grew unhappy with the persecution meted out to Hindus in the locality.  Recently, only Hindus and Hindu owned businesses were being targeted exclusively by Sheikh. As an example, his men would poison and destroy Hindu owned fish ponds, terrorize the Hindu owners, chase them out, and then sell only to Muslims. Therefore, the Hindu gang members felt that the Muslim gangster was disenfranchising Hindus only, and benefiting the Muslims in the area, and not religiously neutral, and this led to an exodus by Hindus from the group. . On 16th December 2013, a Hindu Samhati team visited Mekuakhali Bhuiyanpara village accompanied by Dilip Mehta, Hindu activist and leader of Hindu Mahasa

Hindu Samhati – to celebrate 150 th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

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.

Pakistan's State of Denial

Whatever may be the intensity of atrocities perpetrated by the Pakistani Army and governance on Bengalis in 1971 at East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), Pakistani polity remains unapologetic yet and it was found best when the National Assembly in Pakistan passed a resolution condemning the hanging of Abdul Quader Molla (or the Butcher of Mirpur), tried, sentenced to death by the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh and hence executed. The grief in the Islamic world following the hanging remains unique – while Chaudhury Nisar Ali Khan (current Interior Minister in Pakistan) termed the execution of this infamous leader of Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh as a “judicial murder”, Imran Khan, globally acclaimed cricketer and also chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) , called M olla as innocent and charges against him as fabricated. Other Islamic institutions are not lagging as well. Muslim Council of Britain termed the entire development as "a sad day for Bangladesh and sa

Has the last phase of racial extermination of Hindus in Bangladesh begun?

The political impasse in Bangladesh is worsening with each hour it passes and the trigger-happy reaction of Jamaat and its Islamist accomplices following Qader Mullah’s execution is virtually holding the entire country to ransom. Exploiting the apparent political indisposition of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (known for hobnobbing with radical and pro-Pakistan Islamic groups in the country recurrently), Islamists are leaving no stone unturned to turn the entire country to a complete hell, as per fresh reports that are coming in. While Awami League workers are also being attacked by Jamaat and Islai Chatrashibir cadres, religious minority communities, especially Hindus, remain their first and foremost target. The statement of Makbul Ahmed, well-known leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, is worth mentioning in this context. In a press statement issued on late Thursday he stated "people would take revenge on this killing by establishing Islam in Bangladesh, which is stained with the blood o

Hindu Samhati’s Protest March against Hindu Persecution in Bangladesh unfolds a new chapter of Struggle

Unfolding a new chapter in the history of West Bengal, Hindu Samhati, to express its abhorrence against the ongoing Hindu persecution in Bangladesh and also to convey its solidarity to minority Hindus there, brought out a massive protest march in the town of Bangaon in North 24 Paraganas district, on December 10, 2013. The demonstration which commenced its headway from Batar More (crossing) in the noon was joined by Hindus in throngs and while the march went on, hundreds of Hindus were witnessed (on both sides of the thoroughfare) to cheer it. Some were even found to term Hindu Samhati’s endeavor as opportune and as the only way to make the nonchalant, obtuse Indian governance conscious of the cruel reality on the other side of the border and how any more silence may destabilize the integrity and also economy of India.  It is worth to mention, hundreds of Hindu families, as per fresh reports, have already entered the Indian mainland for security following the violent clashes back hom

Minority people are diminishing in Bangladesh

The number of minority people in Bangladesh is declining fast and as per the census in 2011, the number of Hindus has decreased by 24%. Officials of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics stated (on condition of anonymity), the number of Hindus may decline more in the next census. If facts of census are analyzed, in 1901 Hindus comprised 33% of the entire population in the territory shaping contemporary Bangladesh. The first census of independent Bangladesh in 1971 revealed that Hindus represented 13% of the entire populace and by 2001 it came down to 9.3%. However, at the same time, there has not been significant reduction of Buddhists, Christians and other religious minority groups. On the other hand, the number of Muslims has increased exponentially. To Know More Please Read:   Hindu Samhati regularly monitors and reports violations against Hindus in West Bengal. We also work with both govern