Updates from Deganga: Fury Continues despite Army and RAF
In absence of credible and honest reporting from the national media, we have to rely on the people who are “on the ground” in Deganga. Here are some of the filings done from there this morning.
It is important that you call the people listed in this article and ask them as to what is being done?
Meanwhile Hindus from that area have started fleeing the place, which is what the local Muslim goons wanted. The administration is not doing anything. In the end, it is all a vote bank politics. Get the Hindus out, pander to the useless religious needs of Muslims, as opposed to any progressive economic and development work, and you can keep national parties out and Mamta in.
Further, LK Advani called up Home Minister P Chidambaram and “expressed concern” over the law and order situation in West bengal.
Times of India report says:
The deployment of Army in violence-hit Deganga in North 24-Parganas has not yet succeeded in defusing the situation. Attacks continued on Wednesday morning despite the Army and state forces’ presence on Taki Road, which passes through the area.
Around 23 houses were ransacked by attackers near Salimpukur and Hospital area, off Taki Road. The victims have taken shelter at nearby Kartikpur. The officer-in-charge of Deganga police station, Arup Ghosh, was injured during brickbatting by a mob. Women from the area held a demonstration outside Deganga police station, demanding security. Seven people were arrested till the evening.
(NOTE: Its very tough to get the pictures from the scenes as the situation is really bad and media has almost abandoned the news. If it weren’t for strong reaction from Hindus around the world, what has come in TOI, HT etc 3 days AFTER the attacks would not have come out!)
UPDATES FROM THE GROUND
The situation is more serious than reported. This morning, Muslim fundmentalists attacked the poor Hindus again at Beliaghata and Kartickpur. Temple destruction and looting is going on in a massive scale. Police failed to enter the area. Administration is considering the deployment of ARMY.
The anti-Hindu violence started with Deganga yesterday….but now it involves a 10 sq km radius of Deganga at center. Please see the detailed reports below
The Trinamool Congress MP of Basirhat is Haji Nurul Islam who is leading the riots at Deganga. The ongoing savagery and pre-planned attacks on the Hindus are a huge operation done by Haji Nurul Islam.
The key officials to contact are:
1) Vinod Kumar, IAS, is the DM of North 24 Parganas district
2) Jyotipriya Mallick, Trinamool Congress MLA (Deganga falls under his Gaighata assembly constituency): Cell Phone: 9433-44-6800
Today, when contacted, Mr. Jyotipriya Mallick, MLA of the area and in-charge of Trinamool Congress of North 24 Paraganas District, said that Military has been deployed in the area just now about 11.40 AM and is gradually taking over the control. So far 7 persons are killed due to the firing of Military contingent. Mr. Mallik expressed his utter astonishment to the severity of the incident of erecting a disputed fence between Hindu and Muslim holdings. He also told that he was also afraid to enter the area since open swords and fire-arms were in the hands of fundamentalists. He told that the overall communal situation of the area is very bad now.
Eyewitness Reports from Deganga
September 7, 2010: The situation has been worsened today morning, Muslims again attacked the Hindus at Beliaghata and Kartickpur. Temple destruction and looting of Hindu houses and shops are going on in massive scale.
Today morning Muslims destroyed Khejurdanga Durgamandap, Changdana Shiv Temple, Kartickpur Kali Temple and several other Hindu temples.
The Hindu shops of Beliaghata market have been looted. Grocery shop of Jhantu Biswas at Kartickpur bus stand has been looted totally.
Houses of Tarun Bhowmik, Kuntal Das, Kalyan Dutta and many others have been looted and ransacked.
Muslims are threatening that tonight they will enjoy all Hindu women. All these happened in front of police and RAF (Rapid Action Force).
It is reported that RAF fled from the area leaving the hapless Hindus at the mercy of the rampaging Muslims. So, Muslims are looting and destroying unhindered.
In another report it is learnt that thousands of Muslims from Falti Anchal attacked Beliaghata market. 10-12 RAF personnel has taken shelter in a shop, they closed the shutter from inside to save their lives and the Muslims poured petrol outside the shop.
Even the District Superintendent of Police is unable to enter the area, or may be he is afraid of. He is standing at Golaghata, 6 kms. away from the hot spot.
Hindus started to remove the women elderly and the children of their families to safer areas. But it is being extremely difficult for them because Muslims encircled them in all directions. Frantic calls are coming to Hindu Samhati workers to rescue them. Hindu Samhati workers are trying to enter the area from any side.
The situation is totally out of control. Administration has totally failed. Now it is considering the deployment of the ARMY.
HINDU TEMPLES DESECRATED, MARKETS LOOTED,
POLICE OFFICER INJURED AT DEGANGA
September 6, 2010 : Today evening after Iftar, Muslims assembled in the Deganga Mosque and proceeded to a number of Hindu areas, looted and ransacked many Hindu shops and Hindu temples, severely beaten up many Hindus, torched 4 public buses. The life of the whole stretch from Berachapa to Kadamgachi has been frozen.
Shani Temple of Kartickpur and Kali Temple of Deganga Biplabi Colony desecrated and ransacked by the rioting Muslims.
Arup Ghosh, Officer in Charge of Deganga police station is seriously injured by the rampaging Muslims. His head and hand have been fractured. Several other policemen also injured. Police had to fire to control the Muslim mob, but with no effect.
Today at 11 am, the dispute started when some fanatic Muslims started to dig the passage of a Durga Temple in Chattal Pally village which is situated just beside the Deganga Police Station. This Durga Temple is at least 25 year old. In past, Muslims tried many times to stop the Durgapuja. Hindus resisted their ill effort. This Chattal Pally and Deganga P.S. come under the district of North 24 Parganas, and its Parliamentary constituency is Basirhat. In 2009 election, Hazi Nurul Islam of T.M.C. won this constituency defeating long time Communist M.P. Ajay Chakraborty (C.P.I). After this change of power, Hindus of the whole area are facing all types of threat, humiliation, torture and their religious practices are in danger.
When Hindus objected the digging of the Temple passage, Muslims gathered there in large number and started mayhem. Hindus informed the police. Police came and they had to face the jihadi enthusiasm of the Muslims. Officer in Charge injured at that time. Then Muslims threatened that now Roja is going on. After the end of Roja and taking Iftar, they will teach stern lesson to the Hindus. So, after afternoon, Hindus dared not to open their shops on the stretch between Berachapa to Kadamgachhi on the Barasat – Basirhat Road. By this time, large contingent of police and RAF took position. Defying their presence, Muslims gathered in large number in the Deganga Mosque and started looting and destroying the Hindu shops, not in Chattal Pally, but in the big markets of Beliaghata, Deganga and Kartickpur. A big shop of Anil Bangal, a Hindu, has been looted fully among many other shops. Anil Bangal has been seriously injured. More than 25 people have been injured.
Latest position is that Police is not allowing the Hindus to come out of their homes so that they can enquire the damage done by the Muslims and Muslims are roaming freely in front of police force. Overall situation has been worsened. It is alleged that Maqbur Rehman, Mintu Sahaji led the Muslim rioters. It is also alleged that one TMC Hindu leader Ms. Ratna Chowdhury is trying to pressurize police not to take strong steps to stop the Muslim rampaging mob. The new TMC M.P. Hazi Nurul Islam allegedly influenced the police to remain inactive.
The Muslims are majority in number in the Deganga Block as well as in Basirhat Sub division of North 24 Parganas district. According to 2001 Census report, Muslims were 69.51 percent in Deganga Block. Naturally after nine years, their percentage increased a lot and Hindus in that Block are living a life almost like Pakistan. This North 24 Parganas district, is the largest border district where the highest number of Hindu refugees took shelter after being persecuted in erstwhile East Pakistan and present Bangladesh. In spite of that, the eight Blocks among total 29 of this districts became Muslim majority blocks in 2001 census.
Today’s violence in Deganga has been reported only in the NE Bangla channel of electronic media of West Bengal. All other channels including Star Anand, as always they do, are mum and suppressing the misdeeds of the fanatic Muslims.
Report compiled by Hindu Samhati International Media Team