Hindus burst into protest in Entally
Central Kolkata, Anandapalit (CIT Road) – Entally area, remained witness to a sudden flare up between Islamists and Hindus on the evening of Maha Saptami. Torture of Islamists on cows and Hindu defiance to resist it added fuel to the fire.
All these happened when on earth a few Islamists were witnessed to torture two cows immoderately. As per locals, the culpable crooks entered the narrow road from adjoining CIT Road, known for remaining busy incessantly and under a strict surveillance of police, and were both pulling and compelling cows (unwilling to move a bit even – perhaps due to ill health or fatigue) to walk. When such attitudes of cows were ascertained, Islamists, being ideally insensate, started beating them mercilessly, especially the cow tied before a temple and a Durga Puja Pandal.
The extent of beating was such that the cow (one of its legs being harmed savagely) started bleeding profusely within a short time. The entire incident was not inhuman only but a deliberate and vicious act of profanity to Hinduism also – cows are regarded as most sacred animals under the sun, according to various tenets of Hinduism.
The incident proved to be enough to infuriate local Hindus; the entire gathering was found to wonder the audacity of Islamists to do the same before a temple and Durga Puja pandal. The angry Hindus, being law abiding citizens, started protesting against administration but didn’t a run amok, unlike Islamists.
To quell the fast worsening situation, a large contingent of police (of no less than 1000 with RAF), a strong force from P.S. Entally, rushed to the spot and the entire area turned into a catastrophe (to take place soon). Such was the intensity fuelled by Hindu wrath that Iqbal Ahmed (MLA – Khanakul and also influential leader of Trinamool Congress) with his henchmen appeared there soon and asked Jawed Shamim (Jt. Commissioner of Police, HQs., Kolkata) present there to snuggle down the matter in a short time.
What are most striking, efforts to snatch cameras from people (witnessing the incident) went on and the episode, as usual, has failed to find a place in mainstream media today.
And last but not least, one Hindu youth has been taken into custody!
When the area was visited today itself, deep tension was found to prevail highly.