Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hindus Terrified in Deganga

Hindus in Deganga are in abject fear at the moment; neither can they count on the broader populace in Bengal nor the administration, preoccupied in appeasing Islamists forever and a day. Is the extensive Hindu population in Bengal averse to Hindus in Deganga?  Not in any way! But centuries of Islamic oppression tied with predominance of alien ideology have been holding Hindus in the state to ransom. More Hindus endeavor to break all these shackles, the repression gets severer.

How can the existing situation in Deganga be defined then? In a nutshell – the situation in Deganga and its environs is out of the frying pan into the fire. Hindus there have not been able to bury their horrific experiences of three days (September 6, 7 and 8 in 2010) – the emergence of a new Noakhali

Islamic atrocities, aided by secularists, run amok in every corner of Deganga and whatever may be the extent of intimidation or insult or even thrashing by Islamists, Hindus have not been able to form a defence against all these. However harsh the reality is it can’t be snubbed. Hindu women in Deganga have turned into the worst victims – they can be challenged, molested and even outraged in high noon but there is none to save their modesty.

If anyone is interested to delve into the parochialism of administration – it is enough for him/her to know that no Hindu organization is being allowed to circulate pamphlets or paste posters to protest against any anti-Hindu activity in the area, not to speak of any public meeting. Hindus’ moral fiber in Deganga is on the verge of collapse.

Hindu Samhati regularly monitors and reports violations against Hindus in West Bengal. We also work with both governmental and NGO agencies for proper education on protection and ensure remedies to the Hindu populace as per prevailing law of the land.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Beef violates Hindu temple (sanctum) in Berachanpa, Deganga

Administration backs Islamists blatantly

by Animitra Chakraborty

Deganga remains the same as it was a few years back – escalating Hindu persecution prevails (and also expands) the vicinity whereas the administrative apathy to Hindus (even if it’s an eyesore) does remain at an all-time high. Nothing has changed, contrary to the expectation of law-abiding citizens of Bengal, and it can also be said whatever changes have taken place in all these years here is for the worse only.  

Hindus in Deganga are left high and dry.

Basudevpur and Ballavpur in Berachanpa, P.S. Deganga are two adjoining villages containing a marginal Hindu population, residing there, hence, in an environment of abject fear all these years. Like every year this year too, Nabajagaran Sangha, local club in Ballavpur, organized annual Durga Puja with splendor. The 34-year long Puja ended (as expected) with fanfare. Even if Bakra Eid or Eid al-Adha was on October 27, 2012, Hindus expected that there would be no trouble.

Their folly came to the fore on October 28, 2012 at 6.30 am when beef was perceived in the area bordering the temple. The sudden revelation, a distinctive act of profanity, stunned Hindus leading to a cacophony in Ballavpur. Hindus from Basudevpur rushed to the spot only to the find the cruel reality out. Even if Hindus informed the local Panchayat members of the gruesome development, none of them did turn up before 10.00 am.

Ali Ahmed, member of the District Council (Zilla Parishad), came to the spot at 10.30 am and without consulting anyone took the beef away. When he returned Hindus asked him of this strange attitude; he replied that it was done to retain communal harmony in the area.

During this altercation police arrived; police failed to appear (sooner) despite repeated pleas of Hindus in the early morning.

When administrative and police officials (SDPO and Officer-in-Charge) were communicated the weird activity of Ali Ahmed, they did not stop by supporting him only; he was also showered with lots of praises. As per administrative and police officials, they would have done the same if there was any such need. Hindus, reaching the brink of desperation owing to police inaction and also its manifest antipathy to them, formed a blockade – refusing to lift it till the restoration of beef (to its former position) and arrest of culprits behind the dastardly act.   

However, nothing like this happened ultimately (thanks to blatant anti-Hindu posture of administration) and aforesaid officials opted for a meeting, joined by Ali Ahmed and a few Hindus and Muslims. During the meeting, SDPO threatened that Hindus were carrying out an illegal Puja and if necessary the same would be ended forever and a day.  Hindus, as a result, had hardly any other option and had to remain content with the fact that police would patrol Ballavpur till Kali Puja.

Hindus in the meeting did also point out a few other aspects, nullified by the administration both willfully and mischievously.  

On the word of Hindus, contrary to the previous years, Muslims in the village were witnessed to endeavor to spoil the Durga Puja 2012 – groups of Muslim boys were found to fight among themselves (near the temple) with the intention to blemish the Puja only. Again at 11.30 am, when the road blockade by Hindus was in full swing, a few Muslims tried to break it forcefully and all these happened before the police. When Hindus objected, police chased both Hindus and Muslims.  

A great anxiety dominates Hindus in both Basudevpur and Ballavpur; even if police is present there, Hindus are apprehending worst in the coming days.  

(The Hindu Temple) 

(Beef found behind left column of the Hindu Temple) 

(Local Hindu Club) 

(Junction of Basudevpur and Ballavpur)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Hindus in Moulopota, Deganga persecuted at every moment

Hindu Samhati fighting lone battle to save Hindus desperately

With each day it passes the condition of Hindus in village: Moulopota, P.S. Deganga, District: 24 Paraganas (North) is worsening and surely, had not Hindu Samhati been there by now Hindus there would have been turned into serfs of Islamists, assaulters on Hindus but enjoying edges due to whole-souled backing of police and political spectrum.  

The Islamic assault took place on August 25, 2012 because of Hindu protests against an Islamist’s misbehavior with a Hindu lady resulting into ardent clashes between the two communities; following developments, favorable to Islamists, have unleashed a complete hell on Hindus there. Hindus, in numbers, instead of Islamists, have been arrested.

Police was fast enough to issue FIR along with other criminal cases against 17 Hindus and among them 11already been nabbed. These include U/S – 147, 148, 149, 325, 307, 427 I.P.C. and 25/27 Arms act. The case no. is Deganga P.S. 584/12, dated 25.08.12.

Nine Hindus are in jail now; two of them are suffering from serious pain but proving the overt negligence of administration, they have not been rendered any proper medical treatment thus far.  They happen to be Bharat Parui and Biswajit Sardar. While Bharat is having severe injury on head (swelling), Biswajit has injury in both head and leg. Their family members are requesting (time after time) the concerned authority to adopt measures in this regard but indifference continues.

There is also Baikuntha Parui, an old patient suffering from severe pain on head. He, as well, is yet to have any medical attention.

Hindus, under the aegis of Hindu Samhati, filed a criminal case against 33 Muslim attackers in Barasat court. Nonetheless, police is reluctant to get them in any way ascertaining the true nature of Bengal’s political clique to Hindus.

On August 29, 2012, Officer-in-Charge of P.S. Deganga invited 10 Hindus from village: Moulopota to the police station for an early settlement (for instituting a mutual understanding in all possible manners). But Hindus smelling a rat did not turn up.

Hindus in Moulopota are defiant and are ready to struggle come what may. Hindu Samhati happens to be the strongest mainstay of theirs but there is the need of more Hindus to join and make the struggle victorious.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hindus thrashed again in Moulopota, Deganga

Police remains firm mongrel of Islamists

Deganga is boiling again indicating the cruel fact (time and again) that Hindus have no prospect if they cease to fight against Islamists.

On August 25, 2012, fervent clashes took place between Hindus and Muslims in village: Moulopota, P.S. Deganga, District: 24 Paraganas (North) when Hindus protested against one Muslim individual’s misbehavior with a Hindu lady and they were attacked in return. The village happens to be an entirely Scheduled Caste one. It has been learnt that the said Islamist culprit was teasing wife of Haran Parui, innocuous Hindu villager, through cell phone for a few weeks at a stretch. And even if Hindus asked Muslims to handle the case so as to prevent any untoward incident, there was no response from the other side.

And when Hindus, finding no other way, did protest on August 25, 2012, violent clashes took place only. Initially, it was heard that few members from both communities got injured and police was taking stock of the situation stringently. But later developments have proved that police and administration, in compliance with Islamists and their political mentors, are playing a foul game against Hindus of Moulopota, Deganga.

It is worthwhile to mention that Malati (name changed), the very Hindu housewife, happens to be mother of two children.

The onslaught on Hindus was led by Manohara Bibi (Head of Deganga – 2 Village Panchayat) and her husband Malek – the couple left no stone unturned to stimulate Islamist youths of local Nazrul Sangha at Lebutala Station Bazar to thrash Hindus.

Here is a list of injured Hindus:

1.      Nemai Parui – age 22 – seriously injured with broken right hand, admitted in Barasat District Hospital  
2.      Amal Parui (left hand fractured)
3.      Dipak Parui (3 stitch on head)
4.      Shyamal Parui (injured)
5.      Mangal Parui, slash both on head and hand 
6.      Bapi Parui, injury in leg, incapable to walk at the moment.
7.      Biswajit Sardar, seriously injured
8.      Bharat Parui, deep cut on head

Strikingly Biswajit Sardar was arrested by police while he was having saline and that too happened due to complaints of Muslim malefactors against him. Are we living in jungle where laws of democratic governance remain extinct?  Last 4 Hindus in the aforementioned list are languishing in police custody at this point in time.

As you would expect, police, to remain loyal to their Islamist bosses, was found prompt to issue FIR with other criminal cases against 17 Hindus and among them 11 have already been nabbed. These include U/S – 147, 148, 149, 325, 307, 427 I.P.C. and 25/27 Arms act. The case no. is Deganga P.S. 584/12, dated 25.08.12.

2 Hindu victims managed to get bail on August 26, 2012. The others are in jail and will appear on September 4, 2012 on occasion of bail hearing.

The tale of Hindu agonies in village: Moulopota, P.S. Deganga refuses to end here.

On August 26, 2012, Hindu villagers, fearing Islamists’ aggression, couldn’t visit Lebutala market. Hindu children, in the morning, instead, were sent to the market to sell fishes. They were badly beaten by Islamists there and were not allowed to trade. 

(Hindu victim - Nemai Parui in Barasat Hospital) 

(Hindu victim - Amal Parui) 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Islamists stop Krishna arati in Deganga

What’s next?

How is Deganga at the moment?  This single question does perturb individuals at times and there are, indeed, enough reasons behind it. It was the month of September, 2010 when the name of Deganga rocked the Indian scenario – witnessing the worst form of persecutions on Hindus by Islamists. And even after deployment of security forces by the then Bengal government to quell such ominous developments, nothing fruitful did happen. Nevertheless, after lots of hues and cries then the ominous situation for Hindus there did improve but it has never been stable thus far. And the recent harrowing experiences of Hindus depict once more that nothing has changed in Deganga.

To be precise, soiree musicale of Islamists, every year, becomes a source of trouble for Hindus in Deganga. The rendezvous takes place in Deganga market altogether and hence, daily rituals (like arati) in the local Radha Krishna temple (located in the area where soiree takes place) are brought to an end by Islamists forcefully. Now, to steer clear of any such incident this year (soiree musicale happening on March 19 and 20), Hindus appealed to the local police station weeks ago to adopt apposite measures to end any form of animosity. Similar letters were submitted to various echelons of administration in addition.   

The local police, hence, convened a meeting with Hindu and Muslim representatives on March 18, 2012 in the evening and there was a decision already that 4 Hindus and 2 Muslims would take part in it. But when Hindus went to the police station a large gathering of Muslims was perceived there. Being questioned, the Officer-in-Charge assured that 2 Muslims would participate. But to the utter dismay of Officer-in-Charge, 8 Muslims participated in it. It was decided there that Hindus would do arati in the Radha Krishna temple between 6.00 and 6.40 pm on the next two days. Muslims, present in the meeting, affirmed maintenance of the same diktat.   

But all hopes of Hindus got smashed at 6.25 pm, March 19, 2012, when Islamists forcefully stopped the arati. Being questioned, they replied that any such act was blasphemous for their faith. And what followed next was the blatant use of foul languages against Hindus.

Hindus, next, went to the police station to lodge a formal complaint against this. When the official complaint was being written, hundreds of Muslims gheraoed the police station and some of them entered OC’s chamber vehemently even. The OC turned out to be helpless and through a personal talking, he asked Hindus earnestly to alter the time of arati to the early evening – between 4 – 5 pm. Nevertheless, he didn’t forget to give verbal assurance that a definite process would be found out soon to solve such crises permanently.

On Tuesday the arati took place between 4 to 5 pm.

But the verbal assurance of OC is leading to skepticism only and this is not unfounded at all.  What can an OC do, especially, when the administration proves to be helpless?

Is Deganga in Bengal, India still or whether it is a free area in the global map? 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Islamist criminal attempts to rape Hindu housewife in Deganga

It was the month of September 2010 when the brutal persecution of Hindus took place in Deganga that not only rocked any sane mind but made tens of thousands of Hindus also apprehend a sinister design in the offing – mounting Islamist endeavors would partition the area and also the rest of Bengal on religious lines once more. And each day it passes the apprehension is turning into a cruel reality more and more. There is no sanctuary for Hindu women Indus in Deganga and its neighborhood and nothing portrays it better than the tragic experience of a Hindu housewife, Shipra – wife of Durlav Ghosh (names changed) – recently owing to a gruesome attempt to rape her by Sheikh Qutubuddin (age 38), inhabitant of village: BoroBisheswarpur. Shipra was pregnant during the horrific incident. Qutubuddin became victim of mob outrage, as a result, and was beaten to death.  The incident of attempt to rape took place in Soai-Shetpur Panchayat area in Deganga on February 27, 2012.

Islamists are leaving no stone unturned to indict Hindus in this regard.  

In accordance with the Hindu family, residing in village Ghoshpara, adjoining village of BoroBisheswarpur, Sheikh Qutubuddin (completely drunk) entered sneakily into the bedroom of Shipra and despite the presence of her husband there, the Islamist criminal, without wasting a single moment, made attempts to outrage her. Desperate screaming of Shipra attracted the neighbors and they got hold of Qutubuddin before long. Later they tied him to an electric post and he was beaten black and blue. A police team from P.S. Deganga reached the village on Tuesday in the morning, rescued the Islamist felon and sent him to a nursing home (in close proximity) in Barasat. Sheikh Qutubuddin died there on Wednesday, in the morning.

Even if the family of Qutubuddin is terming the entire ploy as vengefulness of Hindus, villagers, in strength, have stated clearly that Sheikh Qutubuddin was notorious by character and harassing Hindu women was the best fun to him. And as per them, instead of vindictiveness, it was a spontaneous reaction of villagers in throngs.

Family members of Qutubuddin, later on, grabbed a member of Durlav Ghosh’s family and thrashed him heavily as revenge. Police is patrolling regularly; the said area and its vicinity remain in a grave state of affairs.

Hindus are apprehending an Islamic reprisal.  

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Walling Muslim cemetery fails to assure Hindus in Deganga

Will Hindus there have to boycott coming Durga Puja too?

Will Hindus in Deganga, hotpot and also mainstay of anti-Hindu terror activities, become safe finally? This single yet highly momentous question, at the moment, is haunting the area and its environs, located in P.S. Deganga, Dist. 24 paraganas (North), Indian state of Bengal, area that witnessed grievous anti-Hindu assaults, under aegis of Islamic fundamentalists, last year. The differences over the disputed land (reported in HS blog at times already) led to Islamic outrage and finally heinous assaults on Hindus. Local administration has walled the Muslim cemetery in hope of betterment but Hindu woes, owing to newer developments, are far from over.

Without doubt, there was a need to lessen Hindu-Muslim differences in the neighborhood, increasing ever more. And walling of the Muslim burial ground has been done to denote administration’s wisest intention to call all disturbances a halt.

To bring this to the final point, 2 members of each of Chattal Palli Samiti (namely Paritosh Ghosh and Babul De) and KabarsthanCommittee (Rahim Maulana and akir Mallik) were called to the local SDO office on 23/07/11. In the meeting all concerned dignitaries like SDO, SDPO, BDO were present. Among others present there included local Officer-in-Charge (O.C.) and panchayat president. The meeting was presided by both SDO, Prabal Kumar Maity and SDPO, Mehboob Akhtar, and it was annunciated there that the administration had already taken the decision to wall the aforementioned Kabarsthan (cemetery) leaving 16 ft. way (bone of contention) for public usage.

Representatives of each group were informed on 25/07/11 that construction of wall would take place on 26/07/11 from 6 am.

Nevertheless, members of Kabarsthan Committee present there raised objections stating their legitimate demands of additional land. As per them, since there is a need to demarcate between cemetery and the adjoining land, owned by Asutosh Ghosh, cemetery’s total area has to be extended, indicating (wordlessly) that 16 ft. way destined for public usage may be wiped out by the next virulent Muslim campaigns. According to members,Kabarsthan Committee owns 5 ft. land, at least, in the adjoining land.

The administration, at this time, proved to be steadfast and declared formally any land worth 5 or 6 ft. would be added to the existing 16 ft. path (meant for public use) only. Finding no other option Muslims members gave in.

Hindus’ demand to have a part of land to hold fairs occurring at every year’s Durga Puja still continues. It is to be noted, fencing around the cemetery engulfs the land which Hindus have been using for decades to hold Puja fairs. To deal with Hindu demands, local administration announced earlier that it would purchase the adjacent land, under possession of Asutosh Ghosh.

Meanwhile, Asutosh Ghosh has sent his consent letter to the administration stating his willingness to sell off the entire land worth 9 and a-half bigha but not any particular portion. In accordance with the administration, this process is in full swing. It has also been learnt that DM, 24 Paraganas (North) has already asked PWD to prepare its land by the side of thoroughfare for the upcoming Puja fair.

On the fateful day (26/07/11) no less than 300 laborers were employed, under the guidance of a huge police force, led by O.C. s of 8 adjoining police stations. The wall was completed on a single day barring a small portion.

But the episode doesn’t end here thanks to fast changing Muslim attitudes. A chunk of them have started to state that the said 5 ft. of land can’t be sacrificed ever and this tract belongs to them exclusively.

With this end in view, almost 200 Muslims went to P.S. Deganga, on 25/07/11 in evening, to stage this demand of them to the administration. Nonetheless, they were not allowed to enter the police station and this has fuelled their anger.

Hindus are terming this as indication of a more ominous development (still to come) and are in fear that the Islamic outrage of last year may befall in this year too. Will friend-turned-foe-turned-friend administration act positively this year?

Or whether Hindus will have to boycott coming Durga Puja like the preceding one?

(Newly Constructed Wall)

(Whole wall at a glance)

(Police Camp inside Chattal Samiti Puja premises)

(View of the wall from main road)

(Wall and 16 ft. way)

(Gate of wall yet to be constructed)

(Bamboos fencing the wall beside thoroughfare)

(Asutosh Ghosh's land)

(A particular portion of wall)

(Chattal Samiti Temple)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Muslim criminals strike once again in Deganga

Deganga in the Indian state of West Bengal is becoming a site of turmoil with the passing of each day. It is evident that the same fire is engulfing rest of the state fast and unless Deganga is restrained now, Bengal would succumb to the rising Islamic fundamentalism faster than it is comprehended.

The fresh turmoil has taken place in the village BasonaBenapur, P.S. Deganga, close to Noornagar Village Pachayat, where no less than 85 Hindu households of the locality were persecuted in the night of 17 April 2011. Hindu youths of the families were simply encircled and battered, women were molested. Definitely the word molestation would get ashamed if it goes through the harrowing experiences of Hindu women here.

What led to the turmoil? It started regarding a mere incident of digging field and BasonaBenapur PalashPriya Sangha, club dominated by Hindus in particular, has its struggle with Muslims in the vicinity for long. Even if these have being going on for years, recent India-Pakistan match and club members’ rejoicing for India’s victory led to a new problem. Muslims from adjoining villages rushed in and beat up the members.

Contractor of the activity (digging field) is Mohammed Yunus. He, as part of a conspiracy, incited 60-70 Muslim youths, equipped with deadly weapons, and attacked BasonaBenapur PalashPriya Sangha Club. Along with rabble-rousing slogans, Muslim youths lost no time to wreck the entire club. Nassir Hossain (son of Motlubar Rehman) destructed the adjoining house, destructed shop of Narayan Mondal, molested his wife and snatched her gold jewelries worth Rs. 5,000.

One criminal named Mohammed Laltu attacked Surajit Mondal, member of the said club, grievously and Surajit had to be admitted to the local BiswaNathpur Hospital; he also underwent 8 stitches at the same instant. Laltu was found to state, at the time of attacking, Hindus would not be spared and they would either be evicted or massacred before long. Mohammed Sahin, (son of Mohammed Khokon Goldar), molested and assailed Mrs. Minati Mondal.

Others were also involved in such inglorious activities. Blouses of women were torn, earrings were snatched and newly married women and teenage girls were threatened that they would be raped at any time. Even infants were also not spared. A few Muslim thugs said that infants must be put to death to make Hindus powerless. The body language of Islamic assailants was enough to make Hindus terrified.

Club members, being helpless and disclaimed by any political party, had to opt for assistance of the local administration. But they were harassed by the police personnel too and police went to the spot at least after 1 hour. Hindus lodged a complaint (FIR no.: 209/dtd. 17/04/2011) against the Islamic fanatics.

Police arrested a few Muslims promptly. Among them one has already been let free and 4 others have been delivered to the court of justice. As per Hindu villagers, the main culprits are yet to be brought under the book. They have started to think whether their greatest crime is to take birth as Hindu in India.

This is the fifth assault of Muslims on Hindus. Would the Hindus be able to live in BasonaBenapur peacefully or opt for exodus?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Islamists planning to initiate new reign of terror in Deganga

There is a well-known notion contrived and executed brilliantly by the Nazis once, “blame the dog before you shoot”, and followed by many others in the following decades. But the Muslim hardliners across the globe have surpassed all these and have implanted the word malign too. The precise meaning of the word is to speak unfavorably about and everywhere Islamic zealots malign opponents to break their moral fiber up.

Deganga, town with a police station and a community development block in Barasat subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal, known more for the notorious carnage of Hindus in last September, also perceives the same. And it has become certain by now that the foremost aim of the recent Islamic religious convention held in Deganga was to malign Hindus, their faith and thus to destruct their moral fiber. The Islamic religious convention (taking place in the Deganga Bazaar area) continued between 05 April 2011 to 08 April, 2011 but devoid of any official permission of using microphone.

On last Friday (08 April, 2011) the event was staged with vitriolic criticisms of Hinduism (including the pantheon, perennial principles and practices) by Islamic religious teachers. They were also found to state that sanctified Hindu temples belong to Muslims only as these were founded on basic structures of ancient mosques and the time has come to regain these with full might. The local Muslims, majority of which were participants in the atrocities on Hindus, were also perceived to support the same theory. All these infuriated Hindus a lot, as usual.

As a mark of protest against all these a great number of Hindus blocked Taki Road before P.S. Deganga for 3 hrs. on 09.04.11. The furious protest of Hindus balled over the local administration too and as per latest info, police has given written statement that it would ask the Muslim committee to appear and take appropriate measures to mitigate the rising tension in the neighborhood.

However, Hindus have started to smell a rat and for people like Atanu Majhi, Sukdeb Barman, Bappa Mondal, Swapna Karmakar Deganga is moving towards a fresh turmoil.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Withdrawal of security forces makes Hindus panicked in Deganga

Hindus apprehend worst

One of the crucial developments in the region of Deganga has been the withdrawal of security forces on last Friday and certainly from the disputed site. In accordance with sources, this has led to panic and confusion in the vicinity even if some people are yet to know all these. One of these is Mr. Prashanta Pal, strong warrior in this saga and also a good source. Only on this day he became familiar with the same and within the next 5 minutes he confirmed that my info was perfect.

A meeting between Tapan Kr. Ghosh and his companions with Amitava Nandi (influential member of CPM State Committee) took place today as well. As per Mr. Nandi , the file (containing the project decided by the government to stop all controversies) has already been approved by the Finance Department of the WB Government and been sent to DM North 24 Paraganas, Mr. Pravin Kumar.

However, confusions do prevail. Owing to the declaration of upcoming assembly election in the state of West Bengal, code of conduct is being carried out and as a result, authorization of Chief Electoral Officer (in this context) is essential. If the concerned CEO declines at this time, the entire issue would be jeopardized.

Mr. Ghosh also spoke of the withdrawal of security forces from the aforementioned disputed site. Mr. Nandi talked to DM North 24 Paraganas over phone and said necessary steps would be adopted to assure Hindus living in this area.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Deganga 2010 : Islamists' Gift to Democratic India

The destruction created by the Islamist nexus of West Bengal was far more profound than what has been seen in the last sixty years in the state. The obvious intention was to intimidate the Hindu population to evacuate the area without physically killing a single Hindu. Millions of Dollars of Hindu owned properties were destroyed, temples were desecrated, and just as in the case of Kashmir, Hindus were asked to leave the 'land of TituMir'

Noted scoial activist Debajyoti Roy toured the Deganga area in September of 2010. We are providing this translation for readers to understand the long range damage to the Hindu psyche that Deganga 2010 may create.

Debajyoti Roy

The noted judge, Honorable Gopaldas Khosla, in his book 'Stern Reckoning', mentioned about a leaflet distributed by Muslim League in 1946. The leaflet stated: “Muslims must remember that it was only a Ramadan month when Quran was written. It was only a Ramadan month when Khudah permitted us to perform jihad. The battle of Badar which the great prophet fought along with only 313 Muslims was won in the month of Ramadan. It was also in the month of Ramadan holy great prophet established heaven in Mecca after winning the city with 10,000 Muslims. He also founded Muslim commonwealth. It would be a good luck for Muslim League that they have the opportunity to start the fighting in such a holy month.

In 2010, from 26th to 28th of Ramadan month (September 6th to September 8th) a terrible torture was inflicted on Hindus living in the areas like Deganga Bazar, Kartikpur Bazar, Karmakarpara, Viswanathpur, Changdona, Aminpur, Khejuridanga and Beliaghata in the east of Barasat. 70 percent of these Hindus are refugees coming from the erstwhile East Bengal. Almost all inhabitants from Chattalpalli came from Chattogram.

For the last forty years there was a Durgapuja going on. On the road towards this locality from the bus road, the Durga temple exists beside a plot of size around 2.75 acres. Left half of this plot is used as a cemetery by Muslims of the area. According to them, WAKF Board gave them this permission. Actually this plot was owned by Rani Rasmani once. Then government took over it. There is a sixty feet wide road on the right side of this plot. The residents of Chattalpalli area use this road and the same road is used by devotees to attend Durga puja in the temple.

The residents for Chattalpalli asked for very little. They wanted to continue using the road on the disputed land and hold usual Durgapuja outside this plot peacefully. But Muslims of that area did not want that. We went to the attacked areas between Beliaghata and Deganga bazar during 15th to 26th September of this year. After we went to Chattalpalli, we came to know that almost all local Muslims wanted to block the residents of Chattalpalli from accessing the plot by putting a wall around the plot. As a result they could stop the ‘unforgivable sins of idol-worshiping’ and encourage the Hindu Bengalis to leave their home.

On September 6th (26th Ramadan) morning, nearly 1,000 Muslims started digging the perimeters of the disputed plot so that they can construct the wall. The digging work was completed within a short time. When Hindus protested Muslims started verbally abusing and then began to assault Amal Kar, a Hindu resident. Suddenly, Haji Nurul Islam, Member of Parliament of Basirhat came to the place along with Ratna Roychowdhury, local leader of Trinamul Congress. Both sides complained to them and Haji Saheb took some people to talk to the police officer in charge of Deganga plice Station. After speaking to the officer behind a closed door he went to Jame mosque which happens to be near the disputed land. There he installed a microphone on the roof of the mosque after talking to the Imam and his associates.

It is necessary to mention that Haji Nurul Islam promised to hand over the disputed land to the Muslims and install a mike on top of the mosque if he would win the last election. It is also necessary to mention that Kolkata High Court is yet to declare a verdict on the disputed land and they have specifically ordered against installing the microphone on the mosque.

It is not clear where Nurul Islam went after he left the mosque. A large number of local residents complained that he along with Ratna stayed inside the local police station till 9 PM. Immediately after the Muslim festival of Iftar ended, a crowd of nearly 2,000 Muslim activists carrying pistols, large knives, gasoline, and acid attacked unarmed Hindus in Deganga and nearby areas. The political color of Hindus did not play a role here. The sweet shop of CPIM supporter Kapurias were attacked but so were the shop of dedicated TMC supporter Kanailal Gupta or the politically neutral Gopal Mandal. Countless calls were made to local police station immediately after the attack began, but none picked up.

We spent a long time in the localities of Deganga Market, Kartikpur Market, Viswanathpur, Khejuridanga village and Beliaghata. We talked to nearly 100 people for two days. Among them were Khokan Saha and 5 other persons from Chattalpalli, Uttam Saha from Deganga, Gopal Mandal, Arun Sadhukhan, Kanailal Gupta, Gopal Kapuria and his elder son, Sajalkrishna Das, Kajal Das and many more. We talked to Bimal Ghosh and Sarojit Das among 15-20 men and women in Kartikpur Market.

The shop that Bimalbabu owned is damaged severely. But the shop owned by a Muslim who is renting the place did not suffer any damage. A Muslim owned Mahima Vastralaya. His shop did not suffer any damage. Rapid Action Force was deployed on 7th September, 2010. The rampaging Islamists henchmen did not care about their presence and burned four cars costing around 1 crore (around 250,000 US $). Burned bodies of the cars were dumped beside the local police station in Deganga. Many buses and trucks were burnt down. The Kali murthi (icon) inside the main temple in Kartikpur was broken and the Muslim religious psychopaths pissed on them.

Six Hindu houses are completely burnt down in Khejuridanga, 1 km from here. The owners were Abhilash Ghosh, Nepal Ghosh, Basudeb Ghosh, Badal Ghosh, Tapas Ghosh and Harendranath Bakshi. These houses were attacked on September 8th. At that RAF and army were marching through the main road. That morning local Maklukar Rehman and Sohrab spread a rumor in the nearby Muslim locality that East Bengali Hindus from Kartikpur are playing soccer with severed heads of the Muslims. Then large groups of Muslim activists came out with the slogan of 'Naraye Takdir-Allahoo Akbar' and attacked the police car that stood in front of Haren Bakshi's house. They threw the car into the pond and began to beat the police constables.

After seeing this, ten members of Bakshi family ran a kilometer and sought shelter from the Muslim locality. After getting refused, they went to nearby Daspara and a Hindu family sheltered them. By then the home of Bakshis and six houses belonging to Ghoshs were being burnt. The Muslim fanatics burnt down the house of a Muslim named Ahad Ali in confusion. His wife Anwara Begam told us. Their home is literally small. The brick house beside this small house belong to her in-laws and nobody set fire to that house. There must be some motive in burning down Ahad Ali's small house. Except this incident, not a single Muslim property was damaged in the areas between Deganga and Beliaghata. Among the Hindus who suffered damage were supporters of all political parties.

After Kartikpur, we went to Beliaghata. We started from this place on September 26th. 2010. Bachhu Kramakakr's house and houses of about 15 members of the Hindu- Dhali community were burnt down. Hindu residents were beaten. Each house in this locality was looted. The gates of each of the houses were broken after charging bombs. So far it appears that Bachhu Karmakar suffered biggest loss in terms of money. He is the biggest goldsmith in this area. One eye-witness told us that RAF guards shot a Muslim youth named Sahabuddin when he tried to throw stone towards them. But a rumor was spread that Bachhu Karmakar killed him using his licensed gun.

Bachhubabu's shop was looted and his house was burnt down for this baseless alleged crime. Only the skeleton of the house remained. Luckily Bachchubabu escaped with his family. He was missing for days. We managed to meet his wife on 26th of September after much effort. She said, “We never had a gun in our house. We do not have a gun even today. The rumor was spread to loot our shop and house.”

75 year old Viswanath Ghosh was hurt. After entering his house the Islamist rioters hit his mouth. He lost his teeth. After that one started to beat his son Jagadish. Others started to beat the ladies after taking the jewelries from ladies. Each room in the house was burnt down and damage can be estimated to around Rs. 5 lakh ($ 135,000 US).

We could not visit most houses on the 15th September because of lack of time. But we could visit Tapan Ghosh's house and Narayan Ghosh's house. The Muslim looters burnt down Narayan Ghosh's car. All henchmen are local. Tarapada Ghosh, head of Panchayat dominated by TMC and a teacher by profession also lived here. After many people requested us, we spoke to him. He tried to put an insincere and failed defense of Haji Nurul Islam. He agreed that the events of those three days were a planned attack on Hindus by Muslims. We asked him that as a supporter of TMC would you hold CPM responsible? He answered, “Why was the administration inactive for last three days? From that aspect we hold left front government responsible.” Next day, another member of Panchayat Mrs. Kavita Vaidya told us by telephone that the Muslim activists tried to burn her family after putting kerosene on them. They had to kneel down and beg for their lives to escape the ordeal.

We went to all the damaged houses in Dhali Para on 26th September, 2010. Mainly we wanted to learn the truth about two news provided by a reporter Sukumar Mitra of Dainik Statesman. The first news stated that Hindu ladies from Dhali para were given shelter by Muslim ladies from the nearby locality. The news is not entirely untrue. The brother of a local leader, who was unwilling to mention his name, told us that it was part of the cruel plan. It was organized so that empty houses could be looted and burned down without any difficulty and casualty. It also served as an excuse to prove that local Muslims did not hate Hindus. The fact that Muslism in Beliaghata collected and donated Rs. 3 lakhs (US $ 6,000) to the Hindus who suffered loss is true as well. But there are deeper motives in it. The total loss in Beliaghata is estimated to be a few crores (1crore = 250,000) Spending only Rs. 3 lakhs was only an effort to silence the mouth of aggrieved Hindus as much as possible. Those who understood it did not take the gift of pity. One of them is Viswanath Ghosh. Among those who took the money was Sri Paritosh Ghosh.

We found that members of all Durga puja committees under Deganga thana got (police station) together to attend a meeting in front of the temple in Chattalpalli. While returning we heard that they will protest this heinous riot by not arranging Durga puja this year. Few days back Muslims went to local police station and threatened the officer in charge by saying that if the dug out part of the disputed plot is not opened within 18 hours, the consequence will not be pleasant. After that a police camp was organized in front of Chattalpalli Durga temple.

The residents told us that Maulana Siddikullah Saheb from Jamiyat-Ulema-A-Hind, a right wing Islamist organization, organized a ‘peace rally’ using men full of 8/10 trucks on September 22nd. The main slogan was” 'The sanctity of Deganga cemetery should be preserved'. In addition to that, 'Bachchu Karmakar should be arrested', 'Family of Sahabuddin should receive 5 lakh (500,000) rupees = 10,000 US $). 'The criminals should be punished' etc were among other slogans. Among the guests they said were present were advocates of Dalit-Muslim unity like Santosh Rana, Ravindra Debnath, Sukriti Ranjan Biswas and Sukumar Biswas. But nobody could validate for us us whether they were present there or not. Because everyone else were hidden inside the vehicles.

Immediately after Id, Haji Nurul Islam commented to a reporter from Tehelka magazine: “I have information that Yakub and Nitai from CPM were the main perpetrators of this robbery”. We could not trace even a bit of a truth in it. Islam also claimed that many Hindus who suffered loss celebrated Id with him that day. We failed to verify that claim. But we came to know that TMC local leader Arup Biswas accompanied 8-10 TMC supporters who went to Islam’s house to eat Sirni (special food item of Id). None of these supporters are among those who suffered loss.

We used discretion in investigating whether any political outfit was directly or indirectly involved in the heinous events of those three cursed days. We have talked to the supporters of Congress, BJP and TMC but they are not identifying any political outfit as the main culprit. Not even CPM is accused. But we could neither find any leader or supporter of CPM nor we saw any open CPM office.

If anyone went to spot to investigate neutrally, he/she would realize that behind the events of those three days there was no Hindu.

Among the victims who went to local police station were Sarbasri Sujit Mandal, Harendranath Baksi, Sujit Kumar Ghosh, Viswanath Ghosh, Jagadish Chandra Ghosh, Lakshmikanta Ghosh, Subrata Kumar Choudhury, Sukumar De and Bikash Chandra Ghosh. Local residents handed us a list that contained the names of sixty victims from Beliaghata.

As per the latest news, Abhilash Ghosh from Khejuridanga submitted a written complaint that contained a list of fifty nine Muslim anti-social elements in Deganga police station.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hindus Take Oath in Deganga to Protect Temples and Coreligionists

Hindu Suraksha Shanti Sankalpa Yagnya in Deganga

Hindu Samhati Deganga Block Committee and Puja Samannay Committee organized a “Hindu Suraksha Shanti Sankalpa Yagnya” on 27th November, 2010 at the compound of Deganga Market RadhaGobinda Temple from 10 am in the morning to the evening and thousands of Hindu women, defying all scourges and atrocities, took a vow to defend temples and Hindus by taking part in it.

The grand celebration was presided over by Sushen Biswas, prominent State Committee member of Hindu Samhati, and the solemn pledge was also recited by him. Others who delivered powerful speeches were Jayanta Sadhukhan, Prashanta Pal, Pradip Banerjee, Tarun Ghosh and Ajit Adhikary.

After the end of the celebration, a memorandum was submitted to the police station of Deganga by making a massive procession. It contained signatures of over four thousand Hindus representing over 10 villages to put an end to the illegal playing of microphones in the mosque, next to the Kali and RadhaGobinda Temples at the local market in Deganga.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hindu Legal Case in Deganga --- THE F.I.R.

Abhilash Ghosh, a Resident of Deganga Block and a victim of the September 2010 Attacks by Islamists that Affected Tens of Thousands of Hindus in the Area, Filed the following First Information Report, Known in India as the F.I.R. at the Local Deganga Police Station.


The Officer-in-Charge,
Deganga Police Station,
North 24 Parganas,
(West Bengal, India)

Dear Sir,
I, Avilash Ghosh, son of Shri Badal Ghosh, am a permanent resident of village - Khejur Danga Paschim Para (Chandni market), PO – Ramnathpur, PS – Deganga and have been staying at the aforementioned address and place from birth.

Let it be noted that on 6th September, 2010, Monday, an aggressive Muslim populace residing in the stretch from Beleghata to Deganga have engaged in looting and devastation of property, temple destruction and desecration of Deities under the leadership of Member of Parliament from Bashirhat constituency, Mr.Haji Nurul Islam, and inspired by the above incident on Tuesday morning approximately at 9:30 AM, members of the Muslim community from Biswanathpur, Ramnathpur, Khejurdanga, Dohariya and Gambhirgachi villages came to our home and openly threatened us in abusive language. And then they also resorted to destruction of homes in our locality. They were carrying sticks, sharpened weapons or bombs. After reporting the entire incident in the Deganga police station, the police came but they themselves were attacked by the stone pelting and brick bats from the Muslim mob, following which the police force fled the place fearing for their lives while leaving us at the mercy of the marauding mob. We spent the entire day in this terrorizing situation.

After that on 8th September, 2010, Wednesday morning at approximately 10:00 AM, suddenly one resident of Biswanathpur village, Mr. Mockluckar Rahman Baidya, son of Mr. Habibur Rahman Baidya, came in front of our house and spoke instructions to various people on his cell phone “All of you halt your current work and immediately come to Chandni market. We have to loot the homes of the Hindus and put them on fire. Feel free to fulfill your lecherous desires (sexual innuendo towards Hindu women)”. Feeling threatened after hearing this, I immediately summoned the women and other members of family, sent them to Hindu populated areas, following which I sat in the veranda of our home and kept listening to Mocklucker. In the meantime a police car was approaching from the direction of Kartickpur announcing to the residents not to respond to rumours and maintain peace. After seeing the police car coming, Mocklucker Rahman called one Soharab Ali of Chandni market and told him, “Police car is coming, make sure that those son-of-whores cannot bring the car beyond Salimpukur. Beat them up, pile them in the car and put it on fire. I am leaving now but make sure my orders are strictly followed”

After saying this, the above person took his motor bike and went inside the alleys of our locality. Soon a mob of hundreds gathered with arms and weapons, stopped the car near Salimpukur and started to beat up the police. Fearing for their lives, the police got off their vehicle and started fleeing towards Kartikpur. Then the gang of attackers targeted the vehicle, destroyed it and threw the same into Salim’s pond (Salimpukur). As soon as the police fled the area, Mocklucker came back near our home and assembled the mob by inciting them to loot the properties belonging to the Hindus, put them on fire and torture them. Seeing this and trying to save my life, I hid myself into the backwoods of bamboo shrubbery and started to witness the following rampage of my home from there; lead by Mocklucker Rahman, a mob of about a hundred entered my house and started to indiscriminately pillage our property, while the rest of the remaining gang of about three hundred either stood guard in the street or kept advancing forward. Everyone was armed by either sticks or iron rods or sharp weapons and bags filled with bombs.

Let it be noted that, these people entered our residential house in broad daylight, fully armed with weapons, plundered it and set it on fire. In addition to this, they directly targeted the women of Hindu community with lascivious and dire consequences which compelled us to abandon our residences in order to save the honour of our women. Among those involved in this criminal carnage and whose identity could be established are mentioned below: -

1. Mocklukar Rahaman Baidya, son of Habibur Rahaman Baidya - Bishwanathpur
2. Soharab Mandal, son of Taiyyeb Mandal – Doharia
3. Asher Ali, son of Icha Mandal - Doharia
4. Naharul Islam, son of Abdul Rahim – Doharia
5. Hamidul Haq, son of Samchel Haq – Ramnathpur
6. Atiar Rahaman, son of Ali Ahmed – Ramnathpur
7. Aahai Sardar, son of Aburali Sardar – Bishwanathpur
8. Mohiuddin Sardar, son of Lata Sardar – Bishwanathpur
9. Qutubuddin Sardar, son of Lata Sardar – Bishwanathpur
10. Mosharef Hussein, son of Lal Miya – Bishwanathpur
11. Nasiruddin Mandal (Bellal), son of Paran Mandal – Bishwanathpur
12. Sakbar Ali, son of Sadek Ali – Bishwanathpur
13. Aktarul, son of Yar Ali – Bishwanathpur
14. Gaffar Sardar (Lottery retailer), son of Ashraf Sardar – Bishwanathpur
15. Chattar Tarafdar, son of Ashraf Tarafdar – Bishwanathpur
16. Mujit Ali, son of Jamat Ali – Khejurdanga Paschim para
17. Sirajul Islam, son of Mujid Ali – Khejurdanga Paschim para
18. Miraj Ali, son of Mujid Ali – Khejurdanga Paschim para
19. Ahmed Ali (Fakir), son of Jamat Ali – Bishwanathpur
20. Yar Ali (Bangladeshi Muslim), son of Erfan Sardar – Bishwanathpur
21. Abdul Khalek Mandal, father unknown (brother-in-law of Mujid Ali) – Bishwanathpur
22. Abu Taher Ali (Khokon), son of Fakir Ali – Gambhirgachi Uttar para
23. Mohamed Allauddin, son of Abu Taher – Gambhirgachi Uttar para
24. Saddam Ali, son of Jamir Ali – Bishwanathpur
25. Mohamed Jalil, son of Nur Ali Sardar - Bishwanathpur
26. Jakir Ali, son of Jamshed – Bishwanathpur
27. Sirajul Haq Sardar, son of Sikandar Ali Sardar – Bishwanathpur
28. Babu, son of Bagbul Mandal – Bishwanathpur
29. Safikul Doctor, son of Samiruddin Doctor – Bishwanathpur
30. Mortaja Hussein, son of Momin – Bishwanathpur
31. Jumman Ali, son of Jamat Ali – Bishwanathpur
32. Mintu Mandal, son of late Saheb Ali – Doharia
33. Mohin Mandal, son of Icha Haq – Doharia
34. Hasan Sardar, son of Hakim Sardar - Doharia
35. Yad Ali, son of Jamat Ali – Doharia
36. Hakim Sardar, son of Abdulla Sardar – Doharia
37. Abur Ali Sardar (Chota), son of Sukur Ali Sardar – Bishwanathpur
38. Sariful Islam, son of Mamud Ali – Ramnathpur
39. Sahidul Islam Baidya, son of Mocklukar Rahaman Baidya – Bishwanathpur
40. Mahidul Islam Baidya, son of Mocklukar Rahaman Baidya – Bishwanathpur
41. Mafijul Islam Baidya, son of Mocklukar Rahaman Baidya – Bishwanathpur
42. Manirul Jamal, son of Abdul Rahim – Doharia
43. Amirul Jamal, son of Abdul Rahim – Doharia
44. Sahidul Islam, son of Safikul Tarafdar – Khejurdanga Sardarpara
45. Saheb Ali Sardar, son of Anwar Sardar - Khejurdanga Sardarpara
46. Ali Ulla Sardar, son of Din Mohamed – Khejurdanga Sardarpara
47. Najir Ali Sardar, son of Sukur Ali - Khejurdanga Sardarpara
48. Atar Ali Sardar, son of Aptar - Khejurdanga Sardarpara
49. Raonat Ali Sardar, son of Ashmat Ali - Khejurdanga Sardarpara
50. Babur Ali Sardar, son of Anowar Sardar - Khejurdanga Sardarpara
51. Nasiruddin Sardar, son of Mantu Sardar - Khejurdanga Sardarpara
52. Sukur Ali Sardar, son of Aptar Ali Sardar - Khejurdanga Sardarpara
53. Soukat Sardar, son of Kachimuddin - Khejurdanga Sardarpara
54. Afijul Sardar, son of Mujit Sardar – Khejurdanga Sardarpara
55. Sukur Ali Sardar, son of Samad Ali - Khejurdanga Sardarpara
56. Sabir Sardar, son of Saheb Sardar - Khejurdanga Sardarpara
57. Lutfar Rahaman, son of Khalek Mandal – Niramisha
58. Kasem Ali Goldar, son of Apser Ali Goldar – Niramisha
59. Saikul Islam Mandal (Miraj), son of Ahmed Mandal – Bishwanathpur
(60. Arjina Bibi, sister of Mujid Ali, wife of Khalek Mandal – Bishwanathpur)

From the aforementioned culprits, those numbered sequence from 1 to 4 gave leadership to the entire carnage. Persons named in sequence numbered 2 and 3 stole two television sets and once CD player, offender number 4 appropriated one ceiling fan. Offender numbered 5 pillaged necessary household items into a sack and took the same on his head. Everyone else broke into our storage cabinet (almirah) and plundered as many remaining items as they could. Finally, offender number 60, Arjina Bibi under the instructions of offender number 59, brought a drum of kerosene oil to put fire in my house. Offenders numbered 6 and 7 poured that kerosene oil into my home and put it on fire. In the same manner that they plundered and torched my residence, four other houses were looted and put on fire. Of the items pillaged from my home, important ones include Rs 40,000 cash and approximately 60 grams (6 bhori) gold from storage cabinet.

Hence, it is my humble prayer to you that my father was attacked and driven out of his ancestral property in Bangladesh by the fanatic Muslim community because he was unable to safeguard his honour and dignity as well as the chastity of his women. I have known that he was forced to migrate with a heavy heart because he failed to get justice from his place of birth. Again today I have witnessed that under the leadership of some criminal members of the Muslim community, our Muslim neighbours whom we have personally known for long, shamelessly and in broad daylight, plundered our homes and debased our womenfolk. Subsequently, they poured kerosene oil, put it on fire and completely destroyed the same while the police being apprised of the ensuing carnage, came and witnessed the whole incident as a meek spectator some hundred yards from the site. Thereafter, the aforementioned marauders walked away freely and without fear in front of the police carrying loads of pillage property from our homes. I have witnessed the entire incident with my own eyes. After the mobs departed from the area, I approached the police standing in front of our house and asked them even after watching such devastation, why did not they even once attempt to prevent the carnage? To this they replied that their hands are tied and they are under strict order from superiors not to even raise their baton. After hearing this, I could not believe my own ears. Finally, to redress our grievances and in expectation of justice, I pray before the same police that they render strict and exemplary punishment to the culprits by admitting this F.I.R.

Let it be noted that I was rendered homeless by this terrorizing situation following which I returned to my destroyed home, cleared the ruins and barely managed to make it livable again; it is for this reason that my submission of this complain has been delayed by a while.

Yours sincerely,


Abhilash Ghosh.

Dated: - 28th Sep, 2010

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