Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hindu Temple Desecrated, Destroyed in Sankrail

Is it a crime to construct Hindu temple? This is not a simple question only but a heart-rending fruition of Hindus, especially in the Indian state of West Bengal, also. With the passing of each day, it is becoming more and more difficult for Hindus here to live with due dignity and conform to own rituals. You don’t need to go anywhere; situation in village Howapota, P.S: Sankrail in Howrah district reveals the atrocious truth.

Howapota is one of the numerous villages in West Bengal and as usual local Hindus were worshipping in a make-shift temple for years. Only recently they collectively decided to render it a permanent shape. With this simple intention the project had a good start and everything was going fine till 9 am on 13/02/11 when hell came down on the villagers. The villagers witnessed that a group of Muslims led by Sheikh Bulgan, Jehangir and Sk. Laltu (all noted criminals), comprising no less than 300, were defiling the aforementioned temple out of thin air. They were destructing the latest construction with full might. This led to a deep outrage among Hindus in the vicinity even if no more than 8 of them were in the spot.

Strikingly, police led by Muslim police officers arrived there only after Islamic felons put the last touches on the holy endeavor. And soon it was comprehended that their attention was on to save their co-religionists altogether. Hindus getting more enraged and having no other option blocked the adjoining main road till the evening. This led to anger in different echelons of administration and during evening police lathi-charged Hindu protestors brutally.

More than 100 Hindus got wounded severely and the condition of 15 of them was undoubtedly serious, especially of Rabi Jana, tortured viciously. His wife, member of local Panchayat at the moment, was also injured.

The following excerpt would surely make you raise your own eyebrows. Finding no other way Rabi Jana (arrested already) was sent to the Hazi S.T. Malik Govt. Hospital for a first-hand medical treatment. The doctor, who was attending the case, was forced by police to give fitness certificate of the severely injured Rabi Jana in spite of strong unwillingness of the doctor. Other Hindus including Arun Karmakar, Biswajit Chakraborty and Benu Darii were arrested in the meantime.

Arrested Hindus were bailed out within the following day but tension prevails in the village.

Police debarred the Hindus to offer evening prayer and lit the religious lamp in the temple. The great Shivaratri festival is approaching shortly. Hindus are extremely apprehensive that they will not be allowed to perform the most sacred rituals on that day in the temple. They are collecting mass signature and will submit memorandum to the higher authorities in this regard.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Muslims Tyrannizing Hindu Tribal People in Birbhum

This is not a monologue on escalating economic exploitations in the Indian state of Bengal but a profound analysis of the declining state of Hindus and the issues that are wounding them most. The name of Lalgarh, in West Midnapore, thanks to media, both mainstream and alleged alternative, is not new to us. By now it has become a hotbed of political activities, whether it is of the ruling party, opposition or even the outlawed Maoists. But all these have brought to the fore a covert reality – economic exploitations of people, especially of ethnic and tribal groups among Hindus, are rising by leaps and bounds. There is another truth as well. Midnapore is not the only district undergoing all these.

Birbhum, northernmost district of Burdwan division, is also witnessing economic declension and the most vulnerable to all these are the Hindu ethnic and tribal groups. But there is no use in castigating government decisions only, Muslim owners of stone crushing units are also manipulating the situation most.

Here is a simple retrospection of the existing situation. In accordance with latest statistics, no less than 1300 stone crushers are present in the area extending up to the adjoining state of Jharkhand. The majority of owners of these crushing units, if not more, are Muslims. It should also be taken into account that as per Tribal Land Protection Act, these lands are non-saleable in any manner. Nevertheless, all these have proved to be futile before Muslims, accountable for getting lease of these lands, and 80% of these are illegitimate. How do you define the situation then? Both the Forest and Tribal Protection Acts are violated thus. Isn’t it?

This is not all. Muslim owners of stone crushing units are audacious enough to hold both environmental and pollution laws in contempt. On the word of sources, while Pollution Control Board remains in darkness of the entire development, explosives from this area are being used by Islamic Jihadis, Maoists and crooks ad infinitum. To put it briefly, tribal people are getting deprived and their venerable ways of living are also getting threatened. Perhaps it would have been better, had the felonious activities remained to this level. Muslim owners along with labor contractors are being accused for molesting and trafficking Hindu tribal women leading to a strong resentment in the vicinity.

Rape of a tribal woman took place recently even if police played a foul role only. Muslims played all tricks to stamp out the rising antipathy ranging from efforts in bribing tribal leaders to burning tribal villages down. In return, tribal people fired some stone crushing units. Strikingly, Maoists (newest boss in the region) remained absent. Conceivably the newest developments were out of their reach or were never a part in the sacrosanct tenets of Marxism. Even if Maoists and other Leftists focus on the cardinal principle of uniting proletarians across the globe, Muslim laborers in these state of affairs sided with the Muslim capitalists.

In this tussle between Muslims and tribal people Hindus backed up the second one (rendered logistics too) heightening the struggle to a larger extent.

Do you want to know of the role of indigenous administration? On 30/12/2010 police made a sudden attack on tribal villages violating rules, oppressed women and made them nude in public as well. The incident created lots of hue and cry in the following days but the self-claimed custodians of Human Rights remained tight-lipped stunningly.

Whether Hindu ethnic and tribal groups in Birbhum can have justice, you have to find out.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Islamists Wreck Saraswati Puja in Bengal

Is Saraswati Puja in Bengal becoming the best event for Muslims to twist and draw the best mileage? The question, at the beginning, is enough to dismay anyone but this is a stunning reality. With the passing of each year, assaults of Islamist gangs on Saraswati Puja are increasing exponentially and there is no exception in this year too.

While this news is being written Gopalghata village, under Minakha P.S. in Basirhat sub division of North 24 Parganas, is simply on fire. And the issue is same – Muslim onslaughts to defile and desecrate the Puja. But a certain difference has taken place at this time – Hindus have put up a combined resistance and it has not only stormed Muslim but the local police and administration as well.

On 8th February at 12 pm a few Muslim activists started to create disturbances (all of a sudden) in the observance of Young Star Club at GopalGhata village, P.S: Minakha. The sudden disturbance and strange demands (to call the Puja a halt) of Muslim bad hats definitely stunned Hindus a lot. But their presence in high numbers overpowered Muslims and miscreants had no way except to flee.

It would surely be better, had the scuffle ended at that time. But it’s out of the question on the part of Muslims. A gang of heavily armed Muslim felons (25-30) returned at 8 pm and started destructing surprisingly. While on one hand they were found to vilify the entire Dharma, its sanctified and age-old beliefs, they were ravaging the sacrosanct idol of Goddess along with the courtyard and members of the club on the other.

One member, fortunately, became able to notify adjoining villages of this plunder. This was enough to infuriate Hindus. They reached the spot in large numbers and got hold of a few known Muslim ruffians and handed them over to the police. Strikingly, all these are from adjacent Hasnabad Block.

Names of the Muslim activists are as follows.

1) Nur Amin Mollah (Father – Khaled Mollah, inhabitant of Tentultala, P.S: Hasnabad)
2) Sarifullah Gaji (Father – Sepai Gaji, inhabitant of Govindapur, P.S: Hasnabad)
3) Kuddus Gaji (Father – RupChand Gaji, inhabitant of Ghola Hospital, P.S: Hasnabad)
4) Muzaffar Gaji (Father – Morshed Gaji, inhabitant of Ghola Hospital, P.S: Hasnabad)
5) Babu Gaji
6) Morshid Gaji (Father – Brhamuddin Gaji, inhabitant of Govindapur, P.S: Hasnabad)

As per latest developments, another two noted criminals, named Darooq Ahmed and Rafiqul Mollah, have also been got hold of and handed over to the police.

F.I.R. no. lodged by Hindus at P.S.: Minakha: 26 dtd. 9th February 2011.

Hindus (no less than 9-10 in numbers) were present (in last night) in the local police station to strengthen the case. However, on 9th February 2011, in the morning, a large contingent of Muslims (containing 230-250 people) visited the police station to hook up their case and free dreaded Muslim criminals.

I.C. of P.S: Minakha, Bibekananda Mondal, has assured Hindus that law would take its own course and the administration would not bow to police pressure.