ISLAMIC expansionism has gripped almost the whole of Kolkata. Barring a very few areas, every place has become sensitive due to Hindu-Muslim tension. Ward no. 59 of Kolkata is a Hindu-dominated area and at 13C, Asgar Mistri Lane, Kolkata, there is a vacant land of about 3 kottah (2200 sq ft approx). According to the locals this land is being vacant since the year 1946 and the land is used by local children for playing games and also used by all locals for any occasion.
But suddenly on June 14, some unknown Muslims came to this area and started measuring the land. When inquired by the locals what were they up to, they replied that they have come from the Muslim Wakf Board and they were measuring the land as they have plans to construct a mosque on that spot.
On hearing this, the local residents mostly Hindus and a few Christians, were shocked and protested against the plan. The Muslims challenged the locals and said that no one can stop them from building a mosque there. This resulted in a heated argument between the two communities.
On June 15, some outsider Muslims came with some labourers and construction materials with the protection of large police contingent. The Deputy Commissioner and the Officer in charge of local police station gave full protection to the alleged illegal construction.
The peace loving Hindus of the area are extremely agitated over this expansionist and sinister design of the outsider Muslims and the indulgence of the administration and political parties.
Therefore, Hindus of the area got united cutting across party line. Particularly the Hindu women folk of the area came out aggressively on the street to protest, because they will be the worst victims of the Muslim infiltration in Hindu area. Due to their fierce protest, the outsider Muslims had to stop the construction work twice on June 15 and 16.
The message spread widely. On 17th morning, a large number of Muslims assembled at the seven point crossing of Park Circus and at three other places. They blocked the whole traffic movement. Panic engulfed the Hindu population of a vast area. Police, Rapid Action Force and Riot Police took position to face any eventualities. All traffic had to be diverted. For four hours the chaos continued. In the evening too, provocative speeches were delivered from the nearby mosques.
Perhaps Muslims could not expect such resistance from the Hindu populace. Hence they got angry. This is the area where on last October 29, Hindus were attacked and three Hindu temples were destroyed by the Muslim miscreants at the time of immersion of Jagaddhatri Puja. These type of incidents are very common in the Muslim dominated Park Circus area of Kolkata. As a result, Hindu migration from this area is going on steadily.
The present situation is very tense as all the political parties are supporting the illegal and illogical cause of the Muslims. It is alleged that Deputy Commissioner of Police Humayun Kabir is also helping the design of the Muslims.
It should be mentioned here that new mosques and madrasas are being built in many entirely Hindu areas all over West Bengal including Kolkata. And its consequences are felt by the Hindus everywhere.
Police and State Government tried to prevent the mediapersons to enter the area. But here, media houses are more than willing to suppress the news. Their stated theory is: the news of any communal clash will spread the clash in more areas. So, it is better to suppress this type of news for maintaining communal peace. (www.hinduforum.com)