Now, it’s Chandannagar ; Hindus face heat of Islamists’ tortures

published on April 30, 2012

Now, it’s Chandannagar

Hindus face heat of Islamists’ tortures

Hindus are not safe at any quarter in Bengal and for sure the mounting official and non-official endorsements to Islamists are playing a key role to stimulate them to persist their first and foremost task – Hindu persecution – in an alleged democratic framework. Shockingly repellent Hindu persecution taking place on April 19, 2012 at Urdibazar, Chandannagar, District: Hooghly, does denote the same worsening saga in every capacity.

Locality of Urdibazar, P.S. Chandannagar, District: Hooghly happens to be a Muslim dominated area with a small presence of Hindu fishermen (almost 250 members, as per study) in it for decades. And the Hindu families have been celebrating “Sakirtan” there for decades, if not more, and no disturbance to any other individual did ever take place there. Nevertheless, Islamists, for the last few years, have been striving to call this exclusive Hindu festival a halt.

On April 19, 2012, a few Muslims did appear at the site of “Sankirtan” and asked Hindus to switch off the microphones to let them conduct azan (Islamic call to prayer) in the evening peacefully. The request was maintained and once the Islamic call was over, microphones were again turned on.  

At 10.30 pm, 2 Muslim youths were found to quarrel among themselves fiercely at the site of “Sankirtan”. Organizers of the festival asked them politely to call it off and leave the place right away. Both went away but after almost 40 minutes one of them appeared there once more. The second Muslim youth also did turn up soon and assaulted the former one all of a sudden. The quarrel that ensued started hampering the Hindu festival; Hindus asked them sternly to leave the area. Later on, it became evident that the entire development was part of a design to stop the Hindu festival.

The two Muslim youths came back soon after with a pack of Islamists (containing 100 ruffians at least) and without getting into any discussion, they started destructing the festival along with neighboring Hindu households. Befuddled Hindus had no way other than to retreat; few Hindus tried to offer stiff resistance but the large number of Islamists did overpower them easliy. 

Hindus went to the police station to lodge an FIR against the Islamists but the approach was thoroughly discarded there.  However, when forced police did accept it. And, based on the FIR, police nabbed three Islamist ruffians namely Sheikh Sikander, Sheikh Chottu and Sheikh Munna.

On April 20, 2012, a weird incident took place. Islamists (en masse), following the namaz in afternoon, went to P.S. Chandannagar and asked police officials there what prevented them from nabbing Hindu youths at the same instant. It has been learnt that police stated clearly how tortured Hindu youths could be assailants. But this defiant posture of local police was curbed by the administration soon or else three innocent Hindu youths viz. Sukanta Dhali (age 24), Samir Biswas (age 23), Somnath Dhli (age 22) could not have been arrested.  It has been learnt that various sections like Section – 147, 148, 149, 448, 324, 325, 326 and 427 have been imposed on them. 

Hindu boys are yet to be bailed out and their relatives along with Hindu neighbors in Urdipara are spending sleepless nights. There is an apprehension that more attacks of Islamists may befall there soon.  A few Hindu families, it is learnt, have already started to send their daughters, daughters-in-law to their relatives’ houses.

Role of police is confusing; they will not help Hindus, it is needles to say.

Is there any rule of law in Bengal? Are Hindus living in a true democratic and secular setup?

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