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.