Cattle smuggling across the Indo-Bangladesh border, especially in the Bangaon area, is in full swing and with each day it passes, its intensity is rising by leaps and bounds and without doubt, the silence of BSF, compelled by the weird instruction of the Union Government to not to fire a single shot come what may, is highly culpable to boost the illegal trade. Whatever it is, Hindus are keen to call this illicit dealing a halt once and for all and propelled by this mindset Hindus of Tangra colony, village in Sub-division: Bangaon, District: 24 Paragna (South), under the auspices of Hindu Samhati, gheraoed police and RAF for hours on January 13, 2011.
It must be said that this is not any spontaneous development; to earn success through such a struggle there is the need of a strong basis and leadership. It should also be mentioned that on January 12 a huge motor bike rally to commemorate birthday of Swami Vivekananda ending with a meeting (attended by hundreds of Hindus) took place in the same area.
In the midst of this fire, Mrs. Bebi Talukdar – Anchal Pradhan (Local Head) of Tangra Colony (TMC) got involved and there are strong reasons behind it. The Local Head, in no way, can steer clear of her responsibilities where cattle smuggling and destruction of crops in consequence has become a regular affair.
6 police vans were gheraoed and Hindus were found to demand strongly a written statement to put an end to cow smuggling through the border.
The vigorous struggle has enthused the environs highly and political parties, as fresh reports are coming in, are also taking up the issue and exerting more pressures on the reigning administration to find a solution to this fast.