Police Breach Democratic Means, Fires to Break Hindu Strike
Not an inch should be given to Hindus in Bengal to carry out their religious rituals and if they protest against this administrative diktat, they will be subdued– this brutal concept was witnessed today in Tehatta, District: Nadia, when police fired bullets to end Hindus’ strike against administration’s bid to withdraw permission to let Hindus conduct upcoming Jagaddhatri Puja peacefully.
One Hindu youth named Ashoke Sen (age 35) has been killed while the other one – Sudhamay Ghosh (age 27) – is critically injured and has been transferred to Kolkata owing to fast deterioration of health.
Hindus in village: Tehatta PWD para, P.S. Tehatta, District: Nadia, to conduct the upcoming Jagaddhatri Puja sought administration’s permission to help them find out a small land. It has been learnt, local SDO asked BLRO to do the needful and a small land was allocated to them also. And that irked Islamists; the sole reason being the land’s position – it was alongside the ground meant for namaz of Muslims.
To nip any Hindu desire of celebrating Jagaddhatri Puja with grandeur in bud, Islamists, led by Zulfikar – a CPM–sponsored criminal, exerted strong pressures on local police and administration. And the administration surrendered to it. Permission, given earlier to Hindus to carry out Jagaddhatri Puja, was withdrawn hence leaving Hindus infuriated.
As a mark of protest, Hindus, forming a coordination committee of clubs organizing Jagaddhatri Puja, opted for a general strike at Tehatta today itself.
Today, in the morning, Hindus assembled in the streets of Tehatta to make the strike peaceful and also thriving. Jagaddhatri Puja committees were also having a meeting at that time.
To quell Hindus’ spirits, police, veiling under a cloak of friendship to Hindus, breached in every manner. When Hindus dissented, police retorted at 9 am by firing the Hindu mob.
The whole of Tehatta is stunned by grief, at the moment. Police is patrolling round the clock – apprehensions that Hindus may suffer more (in coming days) are getting apparent. RAF and additional forces have also been deployed.
Sudhamay Ghosh (age 27) – Hindu victim and critically injured – is at NRS Medical College, Kolkata at the moment. Contrary to expectation even, bomb bursting has been cited as the basic reason of his wound. When he was being submitted to the Kolkata medical institution, Sudhamay was bleeding profusely.