Nimichi, a village falling under the jurisdiction of P.S. Minakha, Block: Minakha, District: 24 Paraganas (North), happens to be an insignificant one but unlike others has the courage to take on radical Muslims whenever necessary.
The whole village and its vicinity, at the moment, is tense owing to the defiance showed by Hindu youths to halt a recently held Islamic Milad at Nimichi RamNarayan School for obvious reasons but it will be wrong to decipher the Hindu-Muslim conflict as a recent and abrupt development only.
On February 28, two Hindu girls were found in a field of village: Nimichi while talking to four Muslim boys. Being conscious of the Islamic barrage of Love Jehad, elders in the village lost no time to inform local Hindu Samhati activists who went there to know the reality. Even if the Hindu girls had fled by then, Muslim boys, found lying and also behaving stealthily, were taken into the Hindu
, in particular
to the residences of two Hindu girls. They, following a mild scolding, were set
However, Muslim youths, simmering in anger, were the last ones to bypass the incident. On March 2, 2013, while entering examination hall of Bhebia High School for Madhyamik, two of said Muslim youths met a few (aforesaid) Hindu youths (all examinees for Madhyamik examination) and threatened to teach them a lesson. Hindu students, as a result, informed local Hindu Samahti activists. When Hindu youths, at 2.45 pm, were coming out from the examination hall, two Muslim examinees were found to keep reiterating the threat but were soon overpowered by Hindus.
Getting upset by repeated defeats, Muslim students warned that Hindus would be beheaded if they dared to get into the adjoining Muslim-dominated
What irked Muslim students more was that Hindu youths laughed at them only
instead of getting scared stiff. To ridicule Muslims more, Hindu youths even marched
through Bokchora and witnessing their valor, Muslims had no option except opting
for a peaceful settlement. village of Bokchora
On March 5, 2013, at night, Gaudiya Math was robbed in Nimichi making Hindus both smell a rat and infuriating them lots – the act was considered unanimously as a deliberate blow to Hindus by Islamists.
Hindus apprehended that the impending Islamic Milad (on March 6, 2013) would be of a different type; focal point of the gathering would be to teach Hindus a lesson. As a result, on March 5, Hindus in Nimichi pleaded to Headmaster of Nimichi RamNarayan School to control use of microphones in Milad and also to turn the gathering into an educational program (instead of religious) mainly.
On March 6, 2013, at 10.30 am, when Milad was in full swing, a few Hindus (students of the school) tried to enter the school premises but they, being Hindus, were denied permission by both Abdullah, secretary of Milad committee, and a few Muslim youths. An altercation took place soon but Hindus, spirited and joined by more Hindu youths, couldn’t be overwhelmed. Once a Hindu student was attacked, an intense clash took place making the Islamic Milad end abruptly.
Nevertheless, timely appearance of police ended the mounting conflict.
Abdullah, meanwhile, phoned and summoned Islamists from Bokchora to trounce Hindus. Soon, a strong crowd containing 800 Muslims radicals with lethal weapons surfaced in the school premises and went on the rampage. Road was blocked for hours while a few vehicles were also vandalized.
Finding it impossible to tame Hindus at this time, police and administration went for a peace meeting between the two warring groups. The meeting took place at night, on March 6, 2013.
Islamists had lodged FIR against 11 Hindu youths, a few of them happened to be examinees. Avik Ray and Ramaprasad Mandal, two Hindu youths, surrendered to police instead. And both of them have been bailed out by now.
The entire area is yet to attain the cherished peace. Muslims, in the vicinity, are threatening to celebrate the next Milad with beef biryani angering Hindus once more.