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Saturday, June 21, 2008

CPI(M)-led Islamic terrorism at Ganga Sagar


On 12 June (Thursday) 2008, at Sagar Island (also known as Ganga Sagar) 6000 Muslim terrorists let loose organized violence against 180 unarmed Hindu devotees who had gone to Ganga Sagar to attend a Yoga and Training Camp organized by Hindu Samhati in a building belonging to the Kolkata Textile Association. A 6000 strong Muslim crowd, armed with sharp-edged weapons attacked the building (near Kapil Muni temple) and beat up Hindu pilgrims at around 7 pm in a savage manner. . Tapan Kumar Ghosh, the National Convenor of Hindu Samhati and Sunder Das, one of his lieutenants, were badly injured. A few policemen deployed on the spot were also manhandled when they tried to intervene. Tapan Ghosh and Sunder Das, both workers of Hindu Samhati, were also beaten up. The four-hour ordeal continued till a larger contingent of police force headed by the Kakdwip BDO and SDPO arrived. Instead of arresting the Islamic marauders for their acts of terrorism against the majority community, the West Bengal Police arrested on Friday 15 Hindu pilgrims. The police also arrested Tapan Ghosh and Sunder Das, the two Hindu leaders and it has been reported that Tapan Ghosh continues to be in police custody.

The Pioneer of New Delhi reported on 14 June 2008 as follows:

'In what is being viewed as a CPI(M) ploy to shift focus from burning issues and gain back confidence of minorities, who had shifted their loyalties during panchayat election, the police on Friday arrested 15 Hindu pilgrims to Ganga Sagar but let go a Muslim mob, mostly CPI(M) supporters, who on Thursday night attacked and burnt down an inn at Ganga Sagar Islands before assaulting local police men'.

The unruly anti-Hindu Muslim mob was led by Sheikh Ismail, a CPI(M) Member and Chairman of the local panchayat. Instead of arresting him and the members of his gang for their criminal activities under Section 153A, Section 295 and Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code, the police arrested Tapan Kumar Ghosh and Sunder Das, apart from 15 Hindu pilgrims. The police allowed Sheikh Ismail, the CPI(M) Islamic Terrorist Leader and his mob to escape from the clutches of law, with the full political support, patronage and benediction of the anti-national and anti-Hindu terrorist CPI(M) Government of West Bengal. The extent of official Police support extended to Sheikh Ismail and his Islamic gangsters can be seen from the fact that the Police even refused to file FIRs against the Muslim attackers who burnt down three rooms rented by the RSS for pilgrims. It has been reported that thousands of BJP workers led by the BJP Secretary of West Bengal Rahul Sinha staged a blockade on Friday, the 13 June 2008 at Esplanade in Kolkata. 526 of them were arrested and released later. Rahul Sinha has stated, `what was more agonizing was instead of booking the offenders the police arrested the victims. At least 15 of them were arrested and booked under non-bailable sections. The Left Front Government has become weak. The CPI(M) is trying to appease the minority community by playing a 'partisan game'.

Sagar Island (also known as Ganga Sagar) lies on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 150 km (80 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. The island is large — with an area of around 300 sq km. It has 43 villages and a population of over 160,000. The island is home to the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger. It is also rich in mangrove swamps, waterways and small rivers. Ganga Sagar is the confluence of river Ganges with the Bay of Bengal. This island is a famous place of sacred Hindu pilgrimage from times immemorial. Millions of people from all over the world flock to the island on Makar Sankranti every year (mid-January), and take a dip in the confluence to rid themselves of all their sins. They also offer puja in Kapil Muni Temple. In 2007, about 300,000 pilgrims took the holy dip where the Hooghly meets the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. The figure was lower by around 200,000 in 2007 because of Kumbh Mela. In January 2008, on the eve of Makar Sankranthi, five lakh Hindu pilgrims visited Sagar Island. Ganga Sagar is also famous for its very large fair which is second only to the Holy Kumbh Mela in terms of public participation. Ganga Sagar fair is held every year on the Sagar Island's southern tip in the Ganges delta atop the Bay of Bengal. That makes Gangasagar all the more distinctive as a place of holy pilgrimage.

It was in this sacred place of Ganga Sagar, a CPI(M) gangster called Sheikh Ismail who also happens to be the Chairman of the local Panchayat, led an Islamic assault on the Hindu Pilgrims at. Divya Pant has written a brilliant article titled `Think before you chant `Bharat Mata Ki Jai''. Let me quote her own words in this context: `In a country that gained independence by chanting slogans like `Bharat Mata Ki Jai', in a land where the nation is considered to be one's mother, a time has come when people are beaten up brutally and then arrested for chanting the same slogan that once stood as one of the symbols of Indian freedom struggle. That too, right under the administration's noses, with local CPI (M) leaders assisting the goons in their tirade. This shocking incident is not one being reported from a remote village of the country, but from Sagar Islands - the pilgrimage considered to be one of the holiest in India. In a place considered so divine by the Hindus, about 172 Hindus were beaten up brutally late on Thursday night (12 June 2008) by a group of immigrant Bangladeshi Muslims, only because the Hindus had dared to utter `Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and `Jai Sri Ram'. What shocks us all more, is the fact that the attackers were led by a Muslim youth named Sheikh Ismail, who happens to be CPI(M)'s Panchayat Samiti seat winner in the area'.

I have carefully gathered the details relating to the ruthlessness of the police and general administration which was only interested in targeting the Hindu Youths from different parts of West Bengal who had come to Gangasagar to attend a Yoga and Meditation Camp organized by a Hindu Organization called Hindu Samhati. The three-day camp, which began on 12 June 2008 (Thursday), was organised in a building close to the confluence and a Vishwa Hindu Parishad building.

Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh, the National Convenor of Hindu Samhati was conducting the main sessions of this camp. Other eminent people and local notables were also present. Everything went on smoothly until the evening of 12 June 2008, when suddenly the camp building was surrounded by a murderous mob of about 6000-7000 local Muslims bent on mayhem. The Muslim attackers were well prepared and were throwing gas cylinders and petrol bombs (Molotov cocktails) and kept on attacking incessantly for a few hours, to set fire to the whole camp. The entire camp building was reduced to ashes. All 180 of the camp attendees (a large number of them women and children) and 15 policemen were trapped inside this burning camp along with their beloved leader Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh.

All this began as follows: After attending the first Yoga and meditation session in the morning on the 12 June, 2008, the Hindu group went to take a dip in the Ganga Sagar confluence, and thereafter to pay obeisance in the Kapil Muni shrine located nearby. While offering the puja, the group chanted `Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and `Jai Sri Ram'. This was enough to anger the local people, who comprise mostly of immigrant Bangladeshi Muslims. They reached the building where the campers were put up, and started hurling abuses and breaking the windowpanes of the building.

One of the campers present in the building when the Bangaladeshi and other Muslim attackers ransacked the building, told me in confidence `We had put iron grilles outside the building gate, but they broke open that gate, and started attacking us. Though initially only a group of 5-6 men led by Sheikh Ismail had gathered outside the building, the number soon swelled up and reached around 6,000. They threw petrol into the food items that we had cooked, and also upon our beds before setting them ablaze'.

Another camper, who rushed to the spot on hearing about the atrocities of the Muslim goons led by Sheikh Ismail said, `They were using filthy language, and announcing on microphones that these youths were spreading communal remarks in the area. They got so agitated that they even set ablaze the VHP building, which had nothing to do with the Yoga camp. Even the houses situated close to the campsite were damaged by them'. The Hindu campers were tortured for 6 hours before the police finally came. When they tried to intervene, even the goons beat them up. About eight policemen were injured in this violence. At around 2:30 in the morning, Rapid Action Force (RAF) was deployed in the area to curb the violence, and the campers were rescued by 4:30 am. Fourteen campers were badly injured in the clashes, with two reportedly being in a critical condition.

As if the injury to the body and the soul caused to the Hindus was not enough, 15 of the campers were arrested by the local police, and booked under Sections 147, 148, 149, 307, 310 and 323 of IPC (Indian Penal Code). Out of these 15, the organiser of the camp, Tapan Ghosh, the National Convenor of Hindu Samhati and one other person have been remanded to 7 days' police custody.

I reliably understand from one of the campers that Jayanta Mukherjee, the SDPO of the area also abused the Hindu campers and arrested 15 of them. They were beaten up in a merciless manner only for chanting religious slogans like `Jai Sri Ram'and `Bharat Mata Ki Jai'. To crown it all they were also arrested. Ironically, not even one of the Muslim attackers were arrested by the police.

It has been reported that the local MP Basudeb Burman refused to comment on the issue. Milon Parua, the local MLA of the area where the Islamic violence erupted, absconded from the scene.

The Friends of Hindu Samhati, USA have unequivocally condemned the CPI(M) sponsored gruesome attack on the Hindu Samhati training camp at Ganga Sagar (West Bengal) by a murderous mob of local Muslims, at least 6000-7000 strong, on Thursday ( 12 June, 2008).

They have issued the following statement:

1) The Friends of Hindu Samhati, USA strongly lodges its protest against this outrageous attack on a peaceful, indoor religious function that was held behind closed doors at Gangasagar on 12 June 2008. There was no provocation whatsoever for this vicious assault nor was any outdoor procession held at the location. It is pitiable that the police could not provide security to its peace loving citizens and isinstead insisting on closing the camp down.

2) We strongly urge the police and the local administration to arrest all the perpetrators of this heinous crime immediately and provide security to continue the camp at a nearby, alternate location.

3) We deeply deplore the travesty of justice in West Bengal and appeal to the police and the local administration to remove the framed charges and release Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh and 15 Hindu Samhati activists immediately.

In these columns yesterday I had elaborately referred to the fact of Gangasagar being a very important Hindu Tirtha Kshetra (Place of Pilgrimage) where the sacred Ganga River has a confluence with the Bay of Bengal. Ganga Sagar is located on the western edge of the Sunderban Delta on Sagar Island. At the edge of Sagar town — adjacent to the beach — is the ancient temple dedicated to Kapila Muni. Maharishi Kapila is a Vedic sage, who is mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatam as the author of basic principles of the Sankhya system of Indian philosophy as enunciated in the classical Sankhya text, Sankhya Karika, in 70 (Sutras) verses, though its expansions and commentaries are spread over 6 volumes. This Sankhya text has numerous commentaries, written over the ages, like the Kapila sankhya pravachana Sutra vritti, by Aniruddha. As described in the Mahabharata, Kapila Maharishi was one of the seven sons of Brahman; others being, Aniruddha, Sana, Sanatsujata, Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatkumara, and Sanatana. In Vishnu Purana, he is described as, an incarnation of the mighty and universal Vishnu. He is also famous for teaching a process of liberation known as bhakti yoga. The essential details about sage Kapila’s life are available in the Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana). His parents were Kardama Muni and Devahuti. It was Kapila who instructed his mother, Devahuti in the philosophy of yoga and devotional worship of Lord Vishnu, enabling her to achieve both liberation (moksha), and pure love of God. According to tradition (more particularly in Bengal), Kapila Maharishi was responsible for setting in motion the chain of events that ultimately resulted in Mother Ganga descending to the earth from heaven and giving mankind an opportunity to wash away its sins in her pure water. The earliest mention of the sacred place Gangasagar is found in the Mahabharata where a learned sage explains to Bhishma the significance of taking a dip at the confluence of Ganga Sagar. Millions of Hindu pilgrims visit this holy place all year round to take a dip in the holy Ganges, particularly during the Kumbha Mela and Makara Sankranti festivities. So much for the historic, religious and spiritual significance of Gangasagar!

On Thursday 12 June 2008, a newly created Hindu mass awakening organization called Hindu Samhati had organized a training camp and workshop on the current socio-political scenario at Gangasagar. About 180 men, women and children had assembled in a peaceful manner in the serene surroundings of Gangasagar. Just in order to create fear in the minds of the Hindus and also to give a death blow to the religious feelings of the Hindus of India, ably assisted and aided by the State Police, a political criminal belonging to the CPI(M) called Sheikh Ismail and his Muslim followers let loose violence on 12 June 2008 at Gangasagar against the 180 Hindu pilgrims who had assembled for a training camp.

During the last few months, the CPI(M) volunteers have let loose violence against the RSS, VHP and other Hindu workers in Kerala State and more specially in the Muslim dominated mini-Pakistan District called Mallapuram. The CPI(M) Government in Kerala has become internationally famous for Talibanizing Kerala through State Promotion of heinous acts of Islamic Terrorism against the Hindus of Kerala. Deriving inspiration from CPI(M) Kerala Government, Sheikh Ismail [CPI(M)] led a mob of more than 6000 Muslims to attack the Hindu trainees who had assembled in a building at Gangasagar. The CPI(M) cadre in and around the area lent its full support to Sheikh Ismail. The local police officers and their men were used as convenient political handles to crush the Hindus of the area.

The Hindus of India and even more so, the Hindus of West Bengal and Kerala, have now come to know that the leaders and the members of the CPI(M) are their greater enemies than the Islamic terrorists. Wherever they are in power, they are determined to put even the anti-Hindu and anti-Sanatana Dharma record of famous Islamic marauders in History like Mohammed of Ghazni, Mohammed of Ghori, Balban, Allaudin Khilji, Babar, Aurangazeb, Nadir Shah and Ahmed Shah Abdali to everlasting ignominious shame. It is against this background that Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh and the Hindus of Bengal have come forward in a determined and united manner to establish Hindu Samhati to protect the Hindus of Bengal against the murderous attacks of CPI(M) Party men and their Islamic terrorist allies.

With incredibly tremendous enthusiasm, a new Hindu Social forum called ‘HINDU SAMHATI’ was launched in Kolkata at the Bharat Sabha Hall (erstwhile Indian Association Hall) on the 14 February 2008. Belying all expectations the venue overflowed with supporters and activists and many willingly endured the entire 4 hour long session standing on their feet as seats were already filled up. The session was convened by Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh and was conducted by Sri Upananda Brahmachari. Senior and prominent Hindu leaders from all over India attended this launch to address the gathering and to extend their support and solidarity towards the cause for which Sri Tapan Ghosh and his compatriots have instituted this forum.

Among the distinguished speakers on that occasion were Swamy Ashimanandaji from Dangs, Gujarat; Himani Savarkar, All India Secretary, Hindu Mahasabha, Pune; Pramod Mutalik, Chief of Hindu Rashtriya Sena, Bangalore; Swamy Pradiptanandaji, President, Bharat Sevashram Sangh, Murshidabad, West Bengal; Bharat Bhai, Chief, Swamy Vivekanand Sanskar Kendra, Valsad, Gujarat; Shailendra Jain, Bajrang Dal Prant Satsang Pramukh,Delhi; Anil Lamba, President, Bharatiya Janashakti Yuva Morcha, Delhi Pradesh; Sudhir Patel, Former Prant Samyojak, Bajrang Dal,South Bihar; Sri Vinay Singh, Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan, Delhi; Sri Mithun Nath, Asst Secretary, Hindu Jagaran Manch, Kachar Dist, Assam, and other eminent guests from the city. Govindacharya was expected to attend but he was detained in Prayag for some religious function, he sent his representative Vinay Singh with his written message. Balkrishna Naik, Jt. General Secretary of VHP, had sent his written message expressing his total support and good wishes.

The venue practically overflowed with enthusiastic young supporters from surrounding districts and the city proper. The audience also included many distinguished activists and karyakartas of different Hindu Organisations, like senior Sangh Pracharak Keshav Rao Dikshit, VHP West Bengal Secretary Ajay Nandi, former ABVP State Secretary Santanu Singha, former ABVP Kolkata City President Joydeep Mitra, VHP State Vice President and prominent writer Dr. Radheshyam Brahmachari, Former VHP Mizoram Organizing Secretary Joydeep Das, to mention a few.

All the speakers stressed the paramount fact that formations such as ‘Hindu Samhati’ are the need of the hour all over the country. Hindus all over the country are facing murderous attacks from the cadres of CPI(M) and the Islamic terrorists. Only Hindu Organizations such as Hindu Samhati can protect the Hindus against the serious wrongs being done against the Hindu community by these elements in the name of secularism and appeasement.

For the Hindus of India in absolute majority, Gangasagar as a place of sacred pilgrimage is as important as Amarnath, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Varnasi, Kanchipuram, Kanyakumari and Rama Sethu. Keeping this fact in view, the CPI(M) partymen and the Islamic Terrorists joined together on 12 June 2008, and attacked the Hindus in Gangasagar. It is reliably understood that the anti-Hindu Government of West Bengal had given ‘behind the curtain instructions’ to their administration to teach an immediate lesson to Tapan Kumar Ghosh, the National Convenor of Hindu Samhati and the Hindus of Gangasagar in order to put fear in their minds and hearts. The Government of West Bengal may politically play with the Hindus of that State. Likewise, the Government of Kerala may also be in a position to do so. But both these Governments (with their underground subterranean political connections with China) can never play with the lives and fortunes of the Hindus of India as a whole in absolute majority.

(To be contd...)

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At 6/21/2008 08:05:00 PM, Blogger vikramsjn said...

I am from Lucknow, UP.
Over here we were just not aware of this incident!

If this incident is true then why aren't TV news channels, or news papers reporting this?

I am surprised.
Did you contact news channels like CNN-IBN, Times NOW, NDTV to report this?

If this is true then it should come up on TV and newspapers


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