Gangasagar Erupts Again – Hindus Declare Bandh

via published on September 2, 2010

Gangasagar Island, 1 Sept’ 2010 : Today 1st September thousands of Hindus came to the street and stopped all movements of vehicles in the whole of Sagar island (West Bengal, India) in protest of atrocities on the Hindus by the Islamic fundamentalists.

In the morning Muslims severely beat up Nirmal Mandal, a Hindu at his own house. Mr. Mandal cultivates on a piece of land which he owns by the order of the government court. Muslims illegally claim this land as theirs. Hence the torture.

The main and central place of Gangasagar island is Rudranagar. There is a club named ‘Ahalya Club’. Just beside the club, annual Durga Puja (a Hindu religious fetival) is held every year. Near that spot, Muslims from a far-off locality are forcibly offering Namaz (Muslim prayer) every evening during this Ramzan month (This is a well-repeated tactic of scaring the Hindus and taking away their worship areas throught West Bengal and Bangladesh). In spite of several complaints by the Hindus, he police have taken absolutely no action on this issue. The reason is because an extremely corrupt and inefficient Sub Divisional Police Officer Mr. Jayanta Banerjee is still in charge of the Kakdwip sub division of South 24 Pargana district, under which the Gangasagar island comes. Mr Banerjee is also known to be very anti-Hindu.

In the month of March this year, Muslims tried to forcibly build a Mosque at the site of the Hindu festivalof Durgapuja. Hindus protested in large numbers. In retaliation Muslims looted and destroyed the Hindu shops and police ironically arrested the Hindus. Muslims are deliberately trying to create disturbance in this famous Hindu pilgrimage Gangasagar. Local people complain that Muslim leaders and supporters of both the ruling CPIM and opposition party TMC joined hands to achieve this aim. These allegedly communal leaders are Seikh Samsul, Ismail Seikh, Seikh Fareed, Seikh Saidul, Seikh Masibul and others.

Hindus of the island could not tolerate the communal misdeeds of Muslims. So, today they blocked the main road of the island and protested. At 6 pm the corrupt and infamous SDPO Jayanta Banerjee and other senior officers came and assured the Hindus that they will arrest the Muslim culprits. Then the road block lifted. But it is difficult to believe that under political pressure and under the influence of bribe, police will do justice to the Hindus.

In Sagar police station, the Officer in Charge is Mr. Anirban Bhattacharya.

Report compiled by HS International Media Team.

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