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.