Hindu Samhati leaders arrested after attack by 6,000 strong Muslim mob in West Bengal

via Press Release- FRIENDS OF HINDU SAMHATI published on June 13, 2008

Friends of Hindu Samhati, USA unequivocally condemns today’s gruesome
attack on the Hindu Samhati training camp at Ganga Sagar (West Bengal) by a murderous mob of local Muslims, at least 6000-7000 strong, starting Thursday (June 12, 2008).


Ganga Sagar is a very reknowned Hindu Tirtha Kshetra (Place of Pilgrimage) where the sacred Ganga River
has a confluence with the Bay of Bengal. Ganga Sagar is located on the
western edge of the Sunderban Delta on Sagar Island. At the edge of
Sagar town – adjacent to the beach – is the ancient temple dedicated to
Kapil Muni, the sage responsible for initiating the chain of events
that ultimately resulted in Mother Ganga descending to the earth from
heaven and giving mankind an opportunity to wash away its sins in her
pure water. The earliest mention of this sacred place is found in the
Mahabharata where a learned sage explains to Bhishma the significance
of taking a dip at the confluence of Ganga Sagar. Millions of Hindu
pilgrims visit this holy place all year round to take a dip in the ho,y
Ganges, particularly during the Kumbha Mela and Makara Sankranti festivities.


this morning (Thursday, 12 June, 2008), Hindu Samhati had started
conducting a training camp and workshop on the current socio-political
scenario to 180 men, women and children in the peaceful and serene
surroundings of Ganga Sagar.


Tapan Kumar Ghosh, the National Convenor of Hindu Samhati is conducting
the main sessions of this camp. Other eminent people and local notables
are also present. Everything went on smoothly until this evening, when
suddenly the camp building was surrounded by a murderous mob of about
6000-7000 local Muslims bent on mayhem. The Muslim attackers were
well-prepared and have been throwing gas cylinders and petrol bombs
(molotov cocktails) and kept on attacking incessantly for a few hours,
to incinerate the whole camp. The entire camp building has been reduced
to ashes. All 180 of our camp attendees (a large number of them women
and children) and 15 policemen are trapped inside this burning camp
along with our dear leader Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh.


14-15 attendees of the camp have been injured in the carnage, and at
least 7 of them are in very critical condition and are not expected to
survive. The names of the critically wounded include: Subodh
Kundu, Bivas Mondal, Gopinath Biswas, Prasenjit Sardar and Gautam
Halder, apart from 2 others that could not be identified because of
serious facial burn injuries.


Nine camp attendees are still missing and may have been kidnapped by the Muslim mob. Their names are:

Mondal, Kartick Biswas, Ram Shil, Palash Roy, Gopal Dolui, Piyush
Senapati, Ashok Das, Shankar Nandi and Subhash Roy. We are very
apprehensive about their well being.

local police-station (Thana) has unfortunately sent in a small posse of
15 policemen who are totally inadequate for resisting such a huge
Jehadi mob armed to the teeth. The police could not control the mob of
Muslims even after firing several rounds.

of Friday morning (June 13, 2008), as per the recent information
received by us, the assault by the Muslim mob at Hindu Samhati campsite
in Gangasagar is still on, although the intensity has abated a little
bit. Some more police force has reached the trouble spot, though the
large force required to subdue a mob of this size and temperament is
nowhere in sight. A recent update by phone from the camp is that along
with the 14-15 attendees who were injured, 2 policemen have also been
seriously injured due to the assault by the Muslim mob. Scores of other
attendees to the camp has sustained minor injuries in this most
cowardly assault including the National Convener of Hindu Samhati, Sri
Tapan Kumar Ghosh. Thankfully his injuries are not serious.

from throwing petrol bombs to incinerate the camp building, the Muslim
mob also tried to breach the wall by exploding cooking gas cylinders
against it. Failing to break into the camp, the rampaging Muslim mob
has attacked and seriously damaged some nearby houses of the local
Hindus. They have also seriously damaged and set fire to an adjoining
Kali temple and a ‘Yatri Nivas’ (Travellers’ Lodge) run by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
The fireball attacks have slightly abated but the vicious threats and
stone pelting continues – all attuned to the collective chants of both
‘naara-e-takbir, allahu akbar’ (allah is the Greatest) and ‘inquilab
zindabad’ (Long Live the Revolution). 

island at the Ganga Sagar – the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of
Bengal – is one of the holiest pilgrimages of India, where millions of
Hindus from all over India and the world gather during the ‘Makar Sankranti
(Winter Solstice) for the ‘Punya Snan’ (Holy Bath) every year. If a
peaceful Hindu gathering can be assaulted with such viciousness and
impunity in one of the most sacred Hindu sites of pilgrimage, one
shudders to think what lies in store for the Hindus of West Bengal a
few years hence.


In a travesty of justice, instead of arresting the attackers, the Police in West Bengal have slapped a non-bailable arrest warrant against Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh and 15 Hindu Samhati activists.  The concocted charges against them are listed as being: Incitement and Instigation for Rioting” and “Disruption of Communal Harmony“.


As per the latest news received from the ground,

Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh and 15 Hindu Samhati activists have been framed and arrested for inciting communal disharmony by Kakdwip Thana (Police Station) in West Bengal.


The Friends of Hindu Samhati, USA strongly protests this outrageous
attack on a peaceful, indoor religious function that was held behind
closed doors. There was no provocation for this vicious assault nor was
any outdoor procession held at the location. It is pitiable that the
police could not provide security to its peace loving citizens and is
instead insisting on closing the camp down.


We strongly urge the police and the local administration to arrest all
the perpetrators of this heinous crime immediately and provide security
to continue the camp at a nearby, alternate location.


We deeply deplore the travesty of justice in West Bengal and appeal to
the police and the local administration to remove the framed charges
and release Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh and 15 Hindu Samhati activists immediately.


We request all friends and readers in India and abroad to call up the
Indian administration to inquire about this incident. At least, they
will know that people still care about justice and peace in India. The
Numbers to Call are:

a) District Magistrate, South 24 Parganas
Phone: 033-24793713
Email: [email protected]

b) Mr. Praveen Kumar

District Superintendent of Police,
South 24 Parganas, West Bengal

Mobile Phone: 91-98300-23142


c) Ganga Sagar Police-Station/Thana

Officer in Charge

Phone: 91-3210-240-205       


d) Mr. Tomal Das

Officer in Charge

Kakdwip Thana (Police Station)
Mobile Phone: 98305-99612

e) Sub-Divisional Police Officer–Senior to Officer in Charge
Phone: 94349-66000

Finally, please show your solidarity with the beleaguered Hindus of
West Bengal, and spread the news of this heinous outrage among your
friends, co-workers and family.

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  1. Hary Nambiar Reply

    June 13, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    The incitement game
    Whatever Hindus do is incitement for Muslims and Christians. If a crowd of 5000 to 6000 people attack a gathering of less than 200 people using petrol bombs, gas cylinders and other chemical explosives, a responsible government should have some manners to take that into congnizance. If chemical explosives are used, it should be reasonably assumed that guns are used too. Hindus must take this into notice that they live in hostile environment and governed by hostile government. 5

  2. Tathagata Mukherjee Reply

    June 13, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    You what what is most painful? Not a single media except a small report by the Pioneer even mentioed this news

    English Press is mum.

    I just checked 3 Bengali Online newspaper- there is NOT even a mention of this.

    Its this attitude that is emboldening these Muslim Thugs. They think they can do anything and get away with it.



  3. Tatha Mukherjee Reply

    June 13, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    I think I wrote this before

    Burdwan is a district in West Bengal where CPIM has strongest base in India.


    Had Congress, BJP did this to the CPIM MLA, they would have been buried alive by CPIM.


    Sir, I have some 5-6 CPIM Card holders in my close family. They all agree Muslims are going too far/


  4. Vijayakumar A P Reply

    June 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Is this place part of India?
    I am shocked to read such a news. Which country are we living in – India, Pakistan or Bangladesh? The description of attacks show that there was a war like situation there! Is the CPI(M) govt. trying to pacify Muslims by allowing them to attack and murder Hindus, in lieu to some Muslims killed by the CPI(M) cadre and the police in Nandigram, etc?
    More shocking is the fact that I have not seen any reports in the Media about this. Channels have been ‘celebrating’ Aarushi murder etc. for weeks now, and still gong strong. So, they might not find space for such ‘insignificant’ news items. After all, it is not even a ‘secular’ news too, like the retaliation to Christian goons’ attack in Orissa!


  5. Mohan Reply

    June 14, 2008 at 12:54 am

    Attack on Hindus in West Bengal
    Dear Vijayji, I totally agree on you comment and views. Really in which country we hindus are living?Some times I feel, is it a crime to born as HIndus in this country? There is no respect my mother land, my anthem, sacred cow, Bhagwat Gita and Vedas.Really I am speaking it is the fact that, Hindus are the second clas citizen in India. Cows are slaughtered like mUli and gazar in India.Come to fact, how inhuman these isalmist bastards are they attack innocent hindus. There is no news in the national cahnel. Only Arusi……Arusi…….Arusi…. JESE KOYEE PAHAD TUT GAYA HO.

    They dont have time to aired or showing this news in any chanel.Its fact, most of hindus in india are not aware that these so called english chanel are contro by either by Chrstian anf foreign media with joint venture. Impliedly they are anti hindus.

    Today I came to a news published in DNA nes paper, an evenglist mr.Yohanan in Kerala have received Rs.1183/- crores from the foreign countries as contribution. Certainly this money has been used for conversion activities. These bastard anti hindu Comunist have no answer on this. They just mum on this.
    By blood is boiling after reading this news in w.B.How hindus are impotent these shows. No conter defence and attack on these mindless vultures.My suggestion is this not it is very difficult to implement are as follws:-
    01.where muslim are in minority tell them adopt Hindusies otherwise left this palce (TIT FOR TAT)
    02.Dont puchase any articles from the muslim or Chrstian shops owned by them.(LET THEM FINACIALY BANKCRUPT).
    03.Dont allows muslim to construct any Msajid in the hindu ares
    04.Dont sent your children to missionaries school for higher study. From there he/she/they are half converted by culture and way of thinking.
    05.Bann sale or publication of Quaran/bible in the hindu belt.
    06.It is upto hindus dont sale your cattles to butcher. Those hindus are saling let them boycott from the community.
    07.Establish hindu bahini for dharma. 5

  6. Vaisakhan Reply

    June 14, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Hindus never ever bothered to know their enemy. Without knowing your enemy you cannot fight it. Islam is an intolerant death cult in the garb of religion. I have in these columns requested BJP/RSS/VHP to enligten public in general and hindus in particular about the true nature of Islam. It is all available in the website of the greatest Islamic scholar of all time, Dr. Ali Sina, an Iranian apostate, http://www.faithfreedom.org. Get the articles in this site (it is free and in fact Dr. Sina wants it published in all languages around the world)translate into major Indian languages and make it available to all particularly hindus so that they know the enemy of mankind enabling them either to fight with it or at least steer clear of it. 5

  7. Vijayalakshmi Reply

    June 14, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Islamist mobs attack Hindus
    This news is shocking, and beyond belief! I think it was a pre-planned, pre-meditated murder plan by the CPI(M)-Criminals Party of India(Murderers), along with the Bangladeshi islamists to finish off Hindus. The modus operandi is somewhat similar to the Godhra train carnage, where a compartment full of Kar Sevaks returning from Ayodhya were burnt to death by locking the doors of the compartment, and setting fire to it after pouring inflammable oil(petrol/kerosene). Before that there was a lot of stone-pelting. more than 56 women and children were burnt to death mercilessly by the murderous islamists. This dastardly action was followed by a serious reaction, in the form of a spontaneous riot which caused immense loss of lives and property. Yet our ‘secular’ hypocrites ignored the ghastly train carnage in Godhra, and highlighted only the post-Godhra Gujarat riots!

    It is this brazenly biased attitude of the so-called secularists, who are actually mercenary anti-hindus, that is emboldening the murderous Bangladeshi islamists, who have evil designs of of consolidating the islamists to wage a ‘jihad’ against the Hindu ‘kafirs’ and islamize this sacred Hindu land. Since the communits are nursing a desire to communize India, they are colluding (for the time being)with the islamists against the peaceful Hindus.It is a cause for great concern that there is massive infiltration of Bangladeshis into Bengal, many of whom have been given ration cards and voters’ ID cards by the unscrupulous Marxist Govt of Bengal, so that they will vote for the CPI(M) en masse. Since patriotism is not their forte, the Marxists are least bothered that they are helping the islamists to de-stabilize India, just as the Crosstians are doing it in the North-East.


  8. menon Reply

    June 14, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    why it is not a riot?
    Why this is not another riot? Is it any better than Godhra? Or Is it that our English media is only interested if a Muslim is attacked???

    What a sorry state for Hindus? 5

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