Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Kali Temple & Hindu Shops Vandalized, Hindu Women Molested at Rampurhat in West Bengal

Bagtui Paschimpara Muhharram Commitee organized a Muharram Tazia parade on Friday, December 17th 2010 evening. The parade was conducted without permit from the local police department. When the police learned about this illegitimate parade, instead of stopping it, they requested the organizers to follow certain routes so that local people do not face any hassle or delay in their daily commute. The Muslim organizers paid no attention to the police instructions and chose to march in routes they wanted. When SDPO intervened and tried to direct the marchers in routes the police approved, the mob turned violent and threatened to kill him. The police force retreated and continued to watch the marchers from a distance.

It was night when the Tazia procession reached the Kamarpatti More. The marchers started breaking all street lights causing panic among the locals. In the cover of darkness, the Muslim mob started vandalizing Hindu owned stops between Lotus Press Lane and Kamarpatti More. More than 25 shops were looted and several Hindu women molested. The Muslim marchers also destroyed couple of govt owned buses. The procession then advanced to Shangata More where the marchers attacked the Dakshina Kali Mandir.

Police witnessed the looting and mayhem from a distance. However, they took no action against the perpetrators. It should also be noted that Muslims destroyed the street lights before staring the anarchy - the darkness made it difficult for the police and local Hindus identify the criminals.

On December 18th 2010, local Hindus under the umbrella of Rampurhat Babosayi Samiti conducted a protest rally and blocked the state highway between Lotus Press Lane and Kamarpatti More from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hindus demanded the culprits be apprehended and police prevent such incidents in future. They also brought up the fact that they have been attacked multiple times in recent past by Muslims from Baktui village. In 2009, they attacked the Durga puja immersion procession near Mahajanpatti. There were also incidents of attack on Hindu girls and the Hindu population is living under constant fear.

As a result of continuing attacks and harassments, a large number of Hindu families have already left the area. The sharp drop in the number of Hindus is endangering the few remaining families.

As per 2001 census, the following were the population distribution among Hindus and Muslims in Rampurhat subdivision:

Rampurhat - 1 police station (Muslims 29.03%, Hindus 70.97%)
Rampurhat - 2 police station (Muslims 47.04% Hindus 52.96%)
Nalhati - 1 police station (Muslims 46.69% Hindus 53.31%)
Nalhati - 2 police station (Muslims 68.03% Hindus 31.97%)
Murarai - 1 police station (Muslims 56.25 Hindus 43.75%)
Murarai - 2 police station (Muslims 73.62 Hindus 26.38%)

Overall demographic distribution in Birbhum district (Muslim 35.08% Hindus 64.49%)
Age group 0 - 6 years demographic distribution in Birbhum district (Muslim 41.15% Hindus 58.42%)

RSS statement on Digvijay Sing's comparison of RSS with NAZI

रा. स्व. संघ के सरकार्यवाह श्री सुरेश (भैय्या जी) जोशी द्वारा वक्तव्य
20 दिसम्बर, 2010
दि. 19 दिसम्बर 2010 को दिल्ली में हुए कांग्रेस पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अधिवेशन में पार्टी के महासचिव श्री दिग्विजय सिंह द्वारा राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ को लेकर जो आरोप तथा बयानबाजी की गयी वह गैर जिम्मेदाराना, बेबुनियाद, झूठ एवं सत्य से परे है। अपनी ही करतूतों के कारण चारों तरफ से घिरी कांग्रेस ने सबका ध्यान बटाने के लिये ही इस तरह के निराधार आरोप संघ पर लगाये हैं।
संघ पर ऐसे आरोप कांग्रेस पूर्व काल से लगाती आ रही है। इसके बावजूद, समाज से प्रत्यक्ष सम्पर्क होने के कारण संघ के प्रति समाज का समर्थन निरन्तर बढ़ता रहा है।
अल्पसंख्यकों के मतों को लेकर हमेशा सांप्रदायिक राजनीति करती आ रही काँग्रेस पार्टी ने भूतकाल में भी जब-जब वह या सरकार गहरे संकट में आई है, उसने संघ पर तीखे आरोप लगाने का विफल प्रयास किया है। स्वातंत्र्य प्राप्ति के साथ ही विभाजन की त्रासदी की जिम्मेदारी से बचने के लिये या श्रीमती इंदिरा गांधी के चुनाव को अवैध घोषित करनेवाले इलाहाबाद उच्च न्यायालय के निर्णय के उपरांत सत्ता पर चिपके रहने के लिये काँग्रेस ने यही किया था।
संघ ने पहले ही यह स्पष्ट किया है कि किसी भी तरह के हिंसात्मक कार्य एवं आतंकवाद में संघ का न विश्वास है न समर्थन है। कहीं भी कोई ऐसी घटना हुई हो तो उसकी निष्पक्ष जांच हो तथा कानूनी कार्यवाई पूर्ण होकर दोषियों को सजा हो। जहां केवल जांच ही चल रही हो, कानूनी प्रक्रिया अभी बाकी हो तब ऐसी बेबुनियाद बातें जांच तथा न्यायिक प्रक्रिया में हस्तक्षेप है। अल्पसंख्यक-बहुसंख्यक आतंकवाद की भाषा का प्रयोग अनुचित है तथा आतंकवाद से निपटने के प्रयास की गंभीरता पर ही प्रश्नचिह्न खड़ा करते हैं। इतना ही नहीं तो आनेवाले समय में देशभक्त शक्तियों को किस प्रकार संकट में फंसाया जायेगा इसका भी यह एक संकेत है।
रा. स्व. संघ का विश्वास है कि देश की जनता समझदार है और ऐसे हथकंडों के झांसे में नहीं आयेगी तथा समाज को साथ लेकर राष्ट्रहित में समाज का सेवा करने का संघ का व्रत अविरत चलता रहेगा।

दिल्ली
20 दिसम्बर, 2010
जारी कर्ता
मनमोहन वैद्य
अ. भा. प्रचार प्रमुख

Comparison of RSS with Nazis is highly objectionable-Israeli Embassy says

New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has stirred another controversy. He had compared the RSS to the Nazis at the Congress plenary meet on Sunday in Delhi. Meanwhile, the Embassy of Israel in an official statement has said that no comparison can be made with the Nazi holocaust in which six million Jews were massacred.
Digvijaya Singh on Sunday launched a fierce attack against Hindutva groups, comparing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) "hatred" of Muslims to that harboured by the Nazis towards the Jews and claimed that the "roots of terrorism" in India lay in BJP leader L K Advani's controversial 1990 Rath Yatra.
"In the 1930s, Hitler's Nazi party attacked the Jews. Similarly, the RSS ideology wants to capture power by targeting Muslims under the garb of furthering nationalism," Digvijaya Singh said at the Congress plenary session here.
The Congress general secretary alleged that the RSS had managed to "infiltrate" its cadres into many wings of the government like the bureaucracy, police and the army.
"The Malegoan blast, in which two army officers are accused, has proved that they have even started influencing people inside the army."
He said the RSS was "sowing the seeds of Muslim hatred" in the minds of the new generation through 'Shishu Mandir' schools and described it as the "the biggest danger for us".
The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister said the rise of the RSS-BJP "ideology of violence and hatred" posed the "biggest challenge" before the nation.
Singh, while seconding the political resolution moved by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at the 83rd Congress plenary, said the BJP was "sowing the seeds of division" among the Hindus and Muslims and blamed Advani's Rath Yatra for giving birth to terrorism in India.
Singh also asked "why all people involved in various bombings like Malegaon, Mecca Masjid and Samjhauta Express had links with" the RSS.
Singh said that the "demolition of the Babri Masjid, the martyrdom of the Babri Masjid is the darkest patch in the history of India. The roots of terrorism in India lie in BJP leader L K Advani's rath yatra. That yatra created a gulf between Hindus and Muslims of India."
According to the Congress' political resolution, secularism, the lifeline of Indian democracy "is threatened by the ideology of the BJP and its affiliate organisations like the RSS". "The RSS and the VHP are insidious in their effort to break India."
He said when the BJP maintained that all Muslims are not terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims, "can we apply the same logic and say that all Hindus are not terrorists but all Hindu terrorists arrested in various blast cases are RSS activists".
The Congress leader said the nation needs to take steps to convert into trust the mistrust in the minds of Muslim brothers.
He said the Congress had demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into RSS activist Sunil Joshi's murder who "is the same person involved in many terror acts".
"I know (Joshi) because I am from MP. His name has come up during the investigations of the Samjhauta Express blast, Malegaon blast, Mecca Masjid blast, Ajmer Sharif blast... Why is it that all the accused in these terror acts have links with the RSS," he asked.
"Many of them have been arrested... They are all RSS activists," he added.
He congratulated Home Minister P Chidambaram for handing over the Joshi murder case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Singh went on to accuse the BJP leaders of being at the bottom of twin scams - the 2G spectrum and the Commonwealth Games - that have dented the image of the Manmohan Singh government.
On BJP's corruption allegations, Singh said the roots of the 2G spectrum allocation scam originated under the BJP rule when the late Pramod Mahajan was telecom minister. It was under Mahajan's tenure that allocations of spectrum were made on first-come-first-served basis as against the prevailing auction of circles, he said.
He said the BJP's demand for a joint parliamentary committee probe into the 2008 spectrum allocation was "only to delay the ongoing investigations" by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Income Tax officials and the Enforcement Directorate.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were seated on the dias when Digvijaya Singh spoke. There was huge applause from many delegates during his speech.
(from IANS)