ON September 1 thousands of Hindus came to the street and stopped all movements of vehicles in the whole of Gangassagar island (West Bengal, India) in protest of atrocities on the Hindus by the Islamic fundamentalists, reports Hindu Samhati Media Team. In the morning Muslims severely beat up Nirmal Mandal, a Hindu at his own house. Mandal cultivates on a piece of land which he owns by the order of the government court. Muslims illegally claim this land as theirs. Hence, there is torture.
The main and central place of Gangasagar island is Rudranagar. There is a club named ‘Ahalya Club’. Just beside the club, annual Durga Puja (a Hindu religious festival) is held every year. Near that spot, Muslims from a far-off locality are forcibly offering Namaz (Muslim prayer) every evening during this Ramzan month (This is a well-repeated tactic of scaring the Hindus and taking away their worship areas throughout West Bengal and Bangladesh). In spite of several complaints by the Hindus, the police have taken absolutely no action on this issue. The reason is because an extremely corrupt and inefficient Sub Divisional Police Officer Jayanta Banerjee is still in charge of the Kakdwip sub division of South 24 Pargana district, under which the Gangasagar island comes. Banerjee is also known to be very anti-Hindu.
In the month of March this year, Muslims tried to forcibly build a mosque at the site of the Hindu festival of Durgapuja. Hindus protested in large numbers. In retaliation Muslims looted and destroyed the Hindu shops and police ironically arrested the Hindus. Muslims are deliberately trying to create disturbance in this famous Hindu pilgrimage Gangasagar. Local people complain that Muslim leaders and supporters of both the ruling CPI-M and opposition party TMC joined hands to achieve this aim. These allegedly communal leaders are Seikh Samsul, Ismail Seikh, Seikh Fareed, Seikh Saidul, Seikh Masibul and others.
Hindus of the island could not tolerate the communal misdeeds of Muslims. So, they blocked the main road of the island and protested. In the evening the corrupt and infamous SDPO Jayanta Banerjee and other senior officers came and assured the Hindus that they will arrest the Muslim culprits. But it is difficult to believe that under political pressure and under the influence of bribe, police will do justice to the Hindus.