Thursday, October 28, 2010

Puja Pandal Attacked in Basanti

Can Hindus get justice in secular India ever? Time to evade such a daydream!

Islamists attacked a Hindu religious function in Basanti, and desecrated the altar and destroyed the Murthi (Icon) of Goddess Lakshmi by chooping off the head and hands of the Deity. The local police has remained mute spectators against the attackers. In contrast, they forced the devotees to drown the Murthi and local arrested Hindus for protesting and have not allowed the media to cover the communal event.  

Religious discrimination is always blameworthy and allegations of state-sponsored majoritarian communalism, especially from the alleged votaries of secularism – Leftists and Islamists, are not new. But the same forces prefer to retain a strange silence when the situation gets reverse and the same is going on at Ranigarh, Jyotishpur Bazar, P.S.: Basanti, West Bengal in full swing.

The neighborhood is known for its Radha Krishna Temple, has been performing Durga Puja, greatest festival of Bengali Hindus, for 32 years at a stretch. But the situation started to worsen when the Muslim community of the vicinity did settle on to organize an Id-Milan Utsav in the field adjacent to the said Temple on 31.10.10. The decision, clearly discerned as a ploy to usurp political control of the entire area was enough to stimulate local Hindus and owing to their determination and struggle tooth and nail, the sinister design did suffer a humiliating defeat.
Meanwhile local leaderships of CPM & RSP did leave no stone unturned to go on with the Id-Milan Utsav, but the resistance of Hindus proved to be strong for them.

The xituation was out of the frying pan into the fire when local Muslims started to avenge the defeat – Nagar Sankirtan teams of the Temple (a common Vaishnavite ritual taking place early in the morning) were insulted, threatened for consecutive days and women were manhandled in particular. However, this was somewhat trivial compared to the recent events on account of Laxmi Puja. The pandal or makeshift temple for worshipping the Goddess in the Radha Krishna Temple did suffer a sacrilege. The head of Idol of Goddess Laxmi along with two hands were chopped off; the entire pandal was also desecrated.

The situation was enough to infuriate the local Hindus who burst into protest. Witnessing the mounting Hindu rage police contingents were deployed with immediate effect but it was all to no avail. Even Subhash Naskar, Irrigation Minster of the State of West Bengal and local RSP leader tried to pacify the situation. But, contrary to his own belief, he was gheraoed (surrounded) for no less than almost two hours and could get out of the place under police protection only after announcing over microphone that the said Id Milan Utsav will not be allowed to be held at the declared venue near the temple.

Police officers (I.C. Pinaki Roy and others) tried to their best to make Hindus immerse the broken idol but the obstinacy of Hindus, not ready to do the same till taking into custody of the culprits, could not be dealt with by them. Nevertheless the partisan attitude of the administration has got revealed though several incidents hitherto – gravest of these has been non-availability of any authentic number or governmental authorization even after lodging an FIR.

In the evening a mob of 200-300 Muslims gathered to assault the Hindus but checked by the timely intervention of the police. Tension reigns supreme in the neighborhood.

P.S.: The police has forced Hindus to immerse the desecrated Idol of Goddess Laxmi and has taken a few Hindu youth into custody to maintain tranquility. However, any culprit is yet to get arrested.

Addendum - Information Hitherto:

Hindus in Basanti go on shivering – in fright and uncertainty
There seems to be no respite for the Hindus at Ranigarh, Jyotishpur Bazar, P.S.: Basanti, West Bengal, who dared to voice their protests against the sinister designs of the administrative scenario, local and also state-wide, under the cloak of secularism.

Not only a deep uncertainty and panic do exist in the Hindu-infested areas, but their houses are also getting subject to forceful searches, abuses and what not. Even the Hindu women are not being spared all at once. It seems that the local administration has got partisan in hurling abuses too – Hindu women, thanks to their intrinsic tender and motherly attitude, seems to be a better choice.

No spectacle of development in the political environment has been perceived yet. What is most striking, Hindu-Muslim Milan Utsav (whose potential celebration on 30/31 October had been announced and was deferred owing to the timely intervention of Subhash Naskar, Irrigation Minster of the State of West Bengal and local RSP leader) has become bone of contention once again. It is being alleged that pressures are piling up on local governmental councils to make Utsav a success. The situation is tensed and heavy presence of police contingents in the neighborhood can be seen.

In the meantime, Banamali Dalui who has been arrested as an alleged miscreant against the FIR No. 327/10/10 is languishing in the Alipore Central Jail and has been charged under Sections – 149,186, 353, 323, 565. The next hearing will be on 28.October.10.Hindus in West Bengal are increasingly being accustomed with the secular system of justice in which the Muslim perpetrator of crime against the Hindus will not be arrested and the protestor Hindus will be arrested to pacify the Muslims. To the administration it is the golden method to maintain law and order, and to the secularists, this is the only golden way to uphold secularism.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Communal Tensions Flare Up in Katwa, Burdhwan District

Communal Tensions Rise in Katwa After Muslims Abuse Hindus in Durga Puja

During Durga Puja (Socio-Religious festival of Bengali Hindus), Oct 16,2010 (Nabami-ninth day) night several Muslims youth gathered in front of a Palita Road Puja Mandap (Hindu religious altar) and used abusive and condescending language against Hindus and the Hindu faith in presence of the police. The mandap is near Katwa railroad station in Katwa town (Police Station is Katwa in Burdhwan District of West Bengal). Ujwal Das, a Hindu devotee approached the police personnel and tried to draw their attention to this act by the disturbing elements. The Muslims got upset and started youths started beating Mr. Das. Communal tensions went up in the area. Later a few Hindu youths beat up a Muslim man who they identified as one of the Muslims who were abusing the Hindus at their religious program.

A few days later, some milkmen of the Ghosh community were coming through a Muslim area after distributing chana (curdled milk) in Kesia. The Muslims abused them and started a chaos regarding parking. The concerned Hindus were seriously attacked, they randomly hit back to escape from the spot. This escape by the Hindus made the Muslims furious and one of the local religious Muslim criminals named Johny made a visit to Hindu area; the Hindus naturally anticipated that he was there for inspection and strategizing for a well planned attack on the Hindu area, Bandra. The Hindus caught him, took him into a house and beat him black severely. This is the reporting recieved so far by HS activists in the location. Area is still tensed and RAF (Rapid Action Force) has been deployed.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mograhat Proves Hindus Can Also Triumph.

* One…….Two……….Three – Create Many Mograhats *

There is a calculated myth across the globe (and more among the adversaries of Dharma) that pluralist Hindus can’t fight at all and succumb to the first shot of every onslaught. As already said this is nothing else save for a long drawn out parable and the time has come to break the same altogether and prove Hindus can also struggle for the sake of Dharma. Well, there is nothing to lose hope as village of Dakshin Marjada under Mograhat P.S. in South 24 Parganas district has shown the way.

What happened in 2009?

Sovarani Atheletic Club and a Muslim graveyard is side by side. Lat year, Muslims created tried to obstruct the Hindu festival of Durga Puja. The Hindus resisted. This year, Muslims claimed that they have obtained some court judgement in their favour to stop the Puja. Hence they tried to obstruct the Puja.

How did the new saga begin?

Well, the main perpetrators in the entireincident have been the responsible (?) police personnel in Mograhat P.S. who were quick enough to ask the local 'Dakshin Marjada Sovarani Atheletic Club" to bring their 26 year old Durgapuja to a close in the wake of Ayodhya verdict. The police proved to be proficient to realize celebration of the biggest festival of Bengali Hindus would be another assault on the Muslims wounded by the verdict. Well, they were not alone; the local Trinamool Congress dominated Panchayat (under the aegis of Muslims completely) proved to be the foremost player behind this sudden diktat.

However, something did go wrong. Hindus, instead of getting demoralized, did gear up and pledged to go on with the Puja no matter what. But what was most striking, an influential member of the local Trinamool Congress, Rathin Kumar Das (Buroda) requested local Hindus not to include Hindu Samhati in the entire episode. However, he remained futile to ask Muslims to maintain the same coveted tranquility, witnessed to prepare themselves with all kinds of dreaded arms and ammunitions. The local mosque became the meeting point apart from becoming the greatest storehouse of munition. Even Muslims from Mallickpur, Park Circus in Kolkata, Shankarpur, Gazir Hat, Mograhat, Sangrampur, Netra, Bajeberia and other places in neighborhood were included in the local militia to foment worst attacks on the local Hindus.

On Saturday evening Muslims were found to regroup themselves in mosque close at hand, an incident enough to alarm the Hindus, who started to prepare themselves too. Even the prearranged BDO meeting to settle the issue of Puja was hindered by Muslims under leadership of Khalil Sheikh and Jalil Sheikh. Khalil Sheikh was found to state that they have the power to show! The situation and its mounting intensity alerted the local administration, compelled to deploy Black Cat to vacate the land of Muslims.

Nevertheless, in spite of all troubles created by Muslim hoodlums and owing to resolve of Hindus in particular, the said meeting went on. In the meeting Maulanas were found to say that they were ready to cooperate with Hindus in the celebration of Puja or else they feared energized Hindus, as a result, might create havoc. All these did take place even if Khalil did remain

What is the end result then? As far as the decision of local administration, Hindus will go on with the Puja. Triumphant Hindu community brought out procession to celebrate the victory.

Mograhat proves Hindus can also triumph.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Bajrangbali Banned in Bengal

Mr. Prashanta Das, a Hindu businessman and resident of Chingripota, near Budge Budge, Kolkata had an unwanted stranger on August 14, 2010, Officer in Charge, Mr. Rajiv Sharma of BojBoj Police Station. The item of contention was a statue of Hindu icon Lord Hanuman on the gate of the businessman's house. The newly appointed officer visited Mr. Das' house without any notice and threatened him for allegedly provoking the local devout Muslims and hurting their religious sentiments by having this deity.

The police officer further stated that the Muslims who were coming to offer namaz (Muslim prayer) complained that “to see this Hindu idol while doing Namaz is anti-Islam and blasphemous and should be immediately brought down”. (The mosque where the Muslims pray is next to the Das residence and is built illegally on a plot of land which was illegally confiscated from the Das family by the Muslim fanatics). Hence, the officer repeatedly insisted that statue had to be altered, faced inside or taken down.

After listening to this, Mr.Das was speechless, did not know how to react to such an outrageous insane complaint and that too coming from a senior Police officer.

Mr. Das stated that “Pavan putra Hanuman may appear as an eyesore to the local Muslims but in our family, He is our revered family deity and we respect Him supremely; As part of our religious freedom and right, we installed the statue on my place, on my residence. I did not illegally occupy any body's land and install it”. Mr.Sharma was very angry hearing such straight-forward reply and gave Mr. Das an ultimatum that "Either you cover the statue or remove it immediately otherwise I will be pressing criminal charges against you.” Mr. Das told Mr. Sharma, "I will not remove the statue because this deity is on my property and I have, as a citizen, every right to put anything on my property and no body can stop me doing that”

Prashanta Das has sought the direct help of Hindu Samhati to retain the statue of Lord Hanuman in his home. Hindu Samhati is providing legal and logistical help to ward off the threat from the police administration which is itself turning into an instrument of the local Islamists.

Hindu Samhati requests readers to write to their local Member of Parliament (MPs), and Member of Legislative Assembly (MLAs), and the maistream media to stop their Islamic appeasement policy, and prevent discrimination against Hindus in Bengal. Please write to us for more information on this issue.

Village: Chingripota
P.O. Rameshwarpur
Police Station: Budge Budge, Calcutta 700140
(near Batanagar), District s 24 Pargana....
West Bengal, India