Does any administration exist in Bengal?
All that is essential for Islamists to flex muscles, make Hindus dither is just a pretext – exploiting which Islamists can gather at the very place in strength, intimidate all and compel Hindus and both police and administration to surrender to them.
This experiment is being done (with a great success) at Netra Station Bazar area and its vicinity, P.S. Usthi, District: 24 Paraganas (South). The root of the ongoing arson happens to be the gruesome killing of a Moulavi on September 11, 2012; the body was recovered on September 15, 2012 and even if Hindus remain clueless still of the entire matter, they are undergoing brunt of persecution by Islamists.
The slain Moulavi was found on September 15, 2012 triggering angry responses among Islamists in the neighborhood. A strike (Bandh) was called by Islamists on the same day leaving Hindus to apprehend the worst only. And proving their worst apprehensions as true, situation started to worsen from the very Saturday. While Hindus were made a bogey, police and administration remained helpless witnesses and without doubt, administrative timidity played a great role in aggravating the raging situation and Hindu bashing (as a natural consequence).
It has come to knowledge, a good number of Hindus were manhandled and even thrashed for the reason unknown to them.
Had the administration remained watchful, the situation would not have reached this stage - for Hindus it is out of the frying pan into the fire.
On September 17, 2012, 4 fruit vendors (all Muslims) were arrested by the police (reasons remaining unknown yet) leading to a new spate of violence against Hindus in the neighborhood. And what did start from the morning on September 18, 2012 dashed hopes of Hindus on administration. Local Islamists, enjoying a free rein all in all, started pillaging and destructing both Hindu mercantile establishments (like shops) and residences. Even if Hindus appealed to police to rein in cruel Islamists, administration remained tight-lipped.
Whether it is Netra Station Bazar or adjoining area of Usthi, Hindus are being persecuted worst.
The problem, it has come to knowledge, has even affected Hindus in Basuldanga. Hindus, reportedly, there have been bullied in large numbers and lots of them have also been found with severe wounds.
Higher police officials have already visited the aforementioned spots and when questioned of their failure to contain the mounting violence against Hindus, they accepted incapacity in the open.
Tension is prevailing Usthi and its surrounding areas highly.
Even if additional police forces have been deployed there by now, Hindus are feeling unsafe yet. Reason? Culpable Islamists are roaming there freely and it seems administration is devoid of power to take the felons into custody.