Munshirhat village, highly disturbed these days owing to mounting Islamic muscle-flexing and their nefarious attitude to inhibit Hindus all the time, P.S. Jagatballavpur, Dist. Howrah, witnessed an unforeseen development on September 20, 2011. And it was the destruction of deity of Lord Vishwakarma by Muslims while Hindus in the environs were readying for its immersion.
Vishwakarma Puja was organized by Hindu rickshaw, cycle van drivers on September 18, 2011; the Puja led to a great enthusiasm in the area and was attended by Hindus from far-off areas as well.
The ominous incident took place on September 20, 2011in the evening when the whole area was gripped by load-shedding. Taking advantage of the situation, Muslim miscreants vandalized the deity and Hindus became aware of the episode only when electricity was restored. What did take place later on was a great resentment among Hindus but there was no verbal expression of it out of fear. Such is the situation in Munshirhat village at the moment.
What made Hindus get silent even after this crime? It was for no one other than the presence of Faruq Mallik, deputy-head of Shankarhati No. 1 Panchayat, influential leader of People’s Democratic Conference of India (PDCI), headed by Siddiquallah Chowdhury, in the disputed area. PDCI, known for its strong Islamic position, enjoys a well position in the area.
Faruq Mallik informed the police and under leadership of both the damaged deity, better to say its parts, were immersed in a nearby pool. Hindus, being panic-stricken, have not been able to lodge any formal complaint to the police station yet.