On January 9, four Muslims attacked a Hindu female devotee returning from a temple, of the Goddess Kali, and attempted to molest her in the Masterpara locality of Asansol city.
Local Hindus were outraged by this incident and beat up those four Muslim hoodlums. The four soon came back to the same location with a mob of around 300 Muslim activists, armed with swords and sticks, and attacked and vandalised Hindu owned shops, looted them, and beat up many members of the local Hindu populace.
As the besieged Hindus attempted to protect themselves and retaliated, joined by other Hindu residents of adjoining areas, a clash ensued. A large contingent of policemen from seven area police stations went to the area and resorted to baton-charge to separate the two groups in order to de-escalate the tension. Two companies of Rapid Action Force, an elite armed unit, were also patrolling the area.
A large number of Hindus were injured in the clash and resultant police action but the exact number was not clear. Six persons were indiscriminately arrested for the incident with police raids still continuing. Senior police officers were camping at the area as the situation remained vulnerable.
As always, the Bengali and Kolkata press remained totally silent whenever Hindus are being persecuted. This is their way of displaying ?Secularism? – a la carte.
It has become a regular ritual for Hindus to accept jehadi fanaticism because CPI(M) can'ttake action against them for Muslim vote, this emboldens them.
CPI(M)'ssitting MLA from Burdwan was beaten black and blue by a Muslim crowd last year. This city is CPI(M)'sstrongest base in India. But CPI(M) could not do anything to bring culprits to the book.
All for Muslim vote.