Muslims Torch and Loot 200 Hindu Homes in West Bengal (Images)

West Bengal has seen many hindu temples and homes destroyed by Islamic extremists over the years

West Bengal has seen many hindu temples and homes destroyed by Islamic extremists over the years

By Sandhya Jain (Niti Central)

Amidst a near-complete media blackout and distressing silence from statutory bodies like the National Human Rights Commission, a serious communal flare up has taken place in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, with more than 200 Hindu homes torched and looted in four villages — Naliakhali, Herobhanga, Gopalpur and Goladogra, in the Canning police station area, from the wee hours of February 19. Almost two dozen Hindu shops were fully damaged and looted in Joynagar police station area; many shopkeepers have fled and members of the besieged community have begun to send their womenfolk away.

Although triggered by a purely local incident, the looming Panchayat elections in the State seem to have given vested interests an opportunity for a show of strength. Competitive communalism is in the air, with the two major political formations fighting to capture the huge Muslim vote in the State.

By all accounts, the trouble began late in the night of February 18-19 when Maulvi Rohul Kuddus (resident of Ghutiyari Shariff, South 24 Parganas) and Abdul Wahab (resident of village Moujpur, Joynagar) were returning from Jaamtala Haat in Kultali after attending a religious congregation. Maulvi Kuddus was driving a motorcycle when the duo was attacked by unidentified culprits on the Naliakhali main road. Maulvi Rohul Kuddus was shot dead and his aide Abdul Wahab, injured.

The motive for the murder is unclear. Reports in a prominent newspaper however, claim that the Maulvi was carrying Rs 11.5 lakhs, which was taken away by the assailants. Other sources say that huge unaccounted funds are circulating in the region and are being used to buy unlicensed firearms and ammunition, under the patronage of political parties.

As rumours spread, large numbers of Muslims began to descend upon the area in trucks. The headmaster of a local school reportedly incited the mob, and soon Hindu homes began to be attacked from the early hours of February 19. The violence quickly escalated with the police and administration initially at a loss. According to local reports, police officers Anup Samaddar and Anup Ghoash of the Canning police station were seriously injured and two police vehicles torched in the turmoil. The unrest has spread to Sandeshkhali area of North 24 Parganas.

Hindu Samhati leader Tapan Ghosh, who is monitoring the situation with volunteers, told a local television channel that after the Maulvi’s body was found, Naliakhali village, which was closest to the site of the crime, was attacked and looted, the village temple damaged, and five women molested. As the police party was initially outnumbered, the mob torched homes with impunity, pouring petrol and setting them ablaze in a three hour rampage. Naliakhali villagers claimed they had no knowledge about the murder and the reasons for the attack on them until the police arrived.

Neighbouring villages were also attacked, Hindus beaten and their shops destroyed. The mob set up roadblocks at several places such as Natunhat, Priyor More (Joynagar ps), Bhangankhali, Hospital More (Basanti ps).

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Hundreds of Hindu families rendered homeless in area of South 24 Pgs district. Hindus have taken shelter at the Baikunthpur primary school under police protection. Date – 19 Feb. 2013

Hundreds of Hindu families rendered homeless in area of South 24 Pgs district. Hindus have taken shelter at the Baikunthpur primary school under police protection. Date – 19 Feb. 2013


According to the Census 2001, the district-wise population of Muslims in West Bengal is Murshidabad (63.67 per cent); Malda(49.72 per cent); North Dinajpur (47.36 per cent); Birbhum (35.08 per cent); South 24 Parganas (33.34 per cent); Nadia (25.41 per cent); Howrah(24.44 per cent); Cooch Behar (24.24 per cent); North 24 Parganas(24.22 per cent); South Dinajpur (24.01 per cent); Kolkata (20.27 per cent);Bardhaman (19.78 per cent); Hooghly (15.14 per cent); Midnapore(11.32 per cent); Jalpaiguri (10.78 per cent); Bankura (7.51 per cent); Purulia(7.12 per cent) and Darjeeling (5.31 per cent).

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  1. amrik says

    theyll continue to rant about gujarat riots but never talk about riots against hindus all over india in muslim majority areas

  2. Larry A. Singleton says

    When are the Indians going to get wise and start deporting their Muslim population? As long as there are Muslims in India there will be nothing but sedition and murder. I’ve posted the following challenge dozens of times to dozens of Muslims…without ever getting a response:

    If Islam is the religion of peace, where in Abdullah bin Humaid’s article on jihad can I find the equivalent of “Love Thy Neighbor”? “and good will toward men”? And explain its prominence, (and significance), in a book that’s considered second only to the Koran; My Summarized Sahih Al-Bukhari. Also address “jihad” as it’s defined in Reliance of the Traveller and answer the same question. Also compare Humaid’s “jihad” and Emmet Fox’ Sermon on the Mount and tell me which one best represents a spirit of Love and compassion.

    Exerpt from “On Jihad” (In my Facebook Notes. See also “Racism Speech):

    Another man, who does have a deserving title in front of his name, is the Reverend Richard Wurmbrand. It’s men like him, and his experiences as a Missionary in Communist Russia, that teach me the differences and the realities of who the legitimate men of God are. A perfect example is the description of the word “martyr” on page eight of his book “Tortured for Christ”:

    “According to the original Greek, “martyr” means “witness”. The writer of Hebrews states that “we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [martyrs]” (12:1), and Jesus instructs us in Acts 1:8, “You shall be witnesses [martyrs] to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” The New Testament martyr not only personally testified to the truth and power of Jesus Christ, but was instructed to take that witness to others, regardless of the cost. Later in the book of Acts, we read about the stoning of Stephen, making him the first to pay the ultimate price for that witness. It is at this time that the word martyr took on a much stronger meaning as one who not only is a witness but as one who is willing to give his life or to be martyred for that cause.”

    In my copy of Tortured For Christ I’ve got the last four words double underlined; “martyred for that cause”.

    The world over Muslims are murdering Buddhists. And using the word “murder” is putting it kindly. In all of Islamic literature; Sahih Muslim, Sahih Bukhari, The Koran and especially Reliance of the Traveller where can you find teachings that would result in the following story?:

    This is from the book “the Wisdom of Forgiveness” by His Holiness the Dalai lama and Victor Chan. Pages 47 and 48:

    “Whenever the Dalai lama talks about forgiveness, he likes to use as an example the story of Lopon-la, a Lhasa monk he knew before the Chinese occupation. ‘After I escaped from Tibet, Lopon-la put in prison by Chinese’, the Dalai Lama told me. ‘he stayed there eighteen years. When he finally free, he came to India. For twenty years, I did not see him. But he seemed the same. Of course looked older. But physically OK. His mind still sharp after so many years in prison. He was still same gentle monk. He told me the Chines forced him to denounce his religion. Thery tortured him many times in prison. I asked him whether he was ever afraid. Lopon-la then told me: ‘Yes, there was one thing I was afraid of. I was afraid I may lose compassion for the Chinese.’”

    I’d like to know, when I look at the pictures of the wild-eyed, frothing at the mouth fanatics in pictures and TV, where is that spirit of love and forgiveness when they’re shouting “alahu-akbar”? I can’t even find it in Taha’s Second Message of Islam. Here’s an exerpt of what I DO find;

    I’ve got a neat little “poster”; one side is a picture of a bunch of screaming, frothing at the mouth Arabs and on the panel beside that a picture of a Jew in a labcoat. The caption below says: “In 2007 Islam and Judaism’s holiest holidays overlapped for 10 days. Muslims racked up 397 dead bodies in 94 terror attacks across 10 countries during this time… ….while Jews worked on their 159th Nobel Prize.”

    Sheikh Abdullah bin Humaid’s article on Jihad should be a discussion all by itself:

    Jihad in the Qur’an and Sunnah by ‘Abdullâh bin Muhammad bin Humaid

    The Haj by Leon Uris
    The Source by James Michener
    Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld, (CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood), That’s Conspiring to Islamize America by Gaubatz and Sperry
    Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America by Brigitte Gabriel
    Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Slavery, Terrorism and Islam and Holocaust in Rwanda by Peter Hammond
    The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by David Horowitz
    Ivory Towers On Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer
    Indoctrination U: The Left’s War Against Academic Freedom by David Horowitz
    The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism by Andrew G. Bostom
    The Legacy of Jihad by Andrew G. Bostom MD
    A Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden
    The Book of Jewish Knowledge by Nathan Ausubel
    Justice Not Vengeance by Simon Wiesenthal
    The New Moody Atlas of the Bible by Barry J. Beitzel
    The Al Qaeda Reader by Raymond Ibrahim
    Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law
    Sahih al-Bukhari (With Sheikh Humaid’s article on Jihad and plug by Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid)
    The Koran: Pickthall
    The The Haj by Leon Uris
    Quran: Yusuf Ali: Translated by Prof. Syed Vickar Ahmed
    Holy Qur’an with Commentary: Maulana Muhammad Ali
    The Second Message of Islam by Mahmoud Mohamed Taha
    Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives have Penetrated Washington by Paul Sperry
    American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us by Steven Emerson
    Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance by Pamela Geller

  3. says

    It is this very reason that awareness of causes of violence in Islam is essential. Awareness is safety precaution which leads to measures in self defence. This is the price of unawareness in the votebank politics where Hindus are fragmented into smaller ineffective vote banks. It is this fragmentation which has led to the wows of Hindus. Time to waken up and Hindus must become bolder and exert more to claim their rights. As Mr Gautam Sen has expressed rightly that Hindus will be a written off script in this century, not far….

  4. Cromulent says

    And one more thing. Not only do Hindus need to unite, so do all other infidels. Christians, Jews, you name it. All other religions are capable – even if it seems difficult at time – of getting along. Islam doesn’t play nice. Its the only one of the world’s major faiths whose founding story is “might makes right” writ large.

  5. mohamad says

    This is not a human reaction , not even wild animal reaction . I think Muslim disturb peace in India . they should send to Pakistan .

  6. says

    @ Larry A. Singleton,

    Thank you Larry. I did visit the preliminary pages of the link in your comment. Unfortunately not many people talk in the same vein as Muslims do. Quran also recommend Taqqiya which promotes talking lies which is not a “Sin” and thus Muslims are hard to trust them.

    Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) fought battles all his life since his era of enlightenment, I can’t believe a true Prophet of a religion engaging or suggesting to lie, fight in whatever cause it may be, He should have prefered to be crucified like Jesus or Socrates and better be “Martyred” than martyring others. I can’t reconcile myself with this parochial patrirchism of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as so eloquently proclaimed by the Muslim Ummah.

    This obviously and quite legitimately prompts the non Muslims or even some reasoned Muslims to ask these stark questions, “Is Islam a religion or a dogmatic political ideology advanced in those medieval desrt bed of Beduin tribes who were totally illiterate including the prophet himself.

    Quran is a highly contested document, we know it. It was written long after the death of Muhammad (PBUH) and its veracity has not been adjudicated. Only because of their Pavlovian reaction at the very name of this genuine concern by those who are their victims.

    Why should Islam be so inconsiderate as a religion, if it is a religion, to others who are not impressed. What are they trying to convert, “Body or Soul”? If body, then it can only a recruitment office for number of increasing the foot soldiers like in a Military/Army. If so, then a definition of religion has to be revised.

    If the Soul is converted, “Then why so much of fights and blood shed”? Let the philosophy be inspiring and leave it to individuals to decide. It is this very fact in the “Sanatana Dharma” which don’t maks it believe in “predatory proselytisation or conversion”. This gathering of foot soldiers in number game makes them stupidly claim “fastest growing religion” and cause human myseries, raping the women, slamming zizya, etc.

    I can also see that reform in such a radicalised ideology is impossible as also observed by several other elites who like me, are truly sympathisers of Muslim masses, but not at the cost of individual freedoms. This is what Abraham Lincoln had observed, “If I can not be a slave, so I can not be a Master”?

    Hindu philosophy is very succinct, “Vasudev kutumbakam – Universal Brotherhood”. Wherelse can one find such a loving message other than Hinduism. Unfotunately the fanatics think that Hindus are cowards, instead of learning the perennial philosophy of love, peace, brotherhood, but unlike the silly Muslim Brotherhood of a bunch jihadi guirrilas.

    @Mohamad, you have to reincarnate yourself, my dear. This is not the first time. Unfortunate…

  7. Subhabrata says

    I totally agree with the fellow bloggers.. time has come to cry out loud the very word “ENOUGH” … the bengalis should turn their face now for once or they are set to be annihilated over the course of time.. a large part of the bengali community are descendents of those driven out of the former east pakistan being looted, ransacked and their women raped and ravaged by the islamic beasts. India is enduring the curse for 8000 years now.. the time is rife for the Hindus to call for a brotherhood

  8. vivarto says

    It is important to remember that most Indian Muslims are rather secular. Still, Islam must either changed radically in India.
    By radical reformation I mean Muhammad must be repudiated .
    India must be freed from the Islamic occupation.

  9. sahani says

    ISlam is great.teaches local converts to destroy own nations. saudi are having fun watching how foolish converts kll their own blood brothers and destroy national wealth. Their plan is working .Convert local poor and uneducated and criminals to islam and nation is destroyed by locals now .
    Saudi you are great . Foolish Hindu killing Hindus after converting to islam.

  10. Michael Devolin says

    Why does the blogger refer to himself as an “infidel”? This is the Muslim definition of the non-Muslim. Why use their term to define yourself? If your enemy calls you “asshole,” would you refer to yourself from then on as “asshole”? You’re an idiot and one of the reasons Muslim violence against non-Muslims is perpetuated.

  11. Muslims in West says

    Dear All, Islam brings no compulsion on Religion. Just now I read in the Express Tribune with the International Herald Tribune, How a Hindu Converted person Named Deen Mohammed converted 108,000 non Muslims to Islam through his Saintly, loving guidance Read it. No violence, no sword, Just GODLY loving guidance.
    How western are entering Islam . After 9/11 , The people knew the truth about the conspiracy of Jews & in One month about 60,000 Holy quran vanished from Library for people borrowed the Scripture to know the truth. Today by 2 decades, in USA alone Muslim population Jumped from 1.5 Million to 6 Million as per Mr Obama, The Daily mail reported 100,000 White British Converted to Islam. World Muslim population proceeded from !.5 Billion to 2.1 billion. Every week Western People entering to Islam. Well known are:DR. Keith Moore Scientist, Dr. Jeff Lang, Dr Mourice Bucaqille, Mr.John Breman director CIA & Dr jerald .F.Driks of Harvard , Dept of Biblical studies.
    For they found no contradiction of Holy quran with Science.
    No other Scripture, no other science text Books contain the information what Holy quran contained 1400 years ago (other than the ALMIGHTY GOD HIMSELF: THE CREATOR WHO CREATED)
    ALMIGHTY GOD said in Holy Quran that HE has created Humanbeing from clay & water & created creature in all 7 layers of Earth & all Planets. . NASA to note that there are living creatures & water in all Planets as per Holy quran. Holy Prophet Mohammed (MSAS) split the Moon witnessed by Holy quran & Mr Tom Waters NASA of National Space centre USA confirmed that Moon has a Split mark. Holy quran contains: The beginning of Genetic History, Halleys Commet and 76 Years,Homoglobin & Iron, Sand dunes & Planet Mars, Quantum Physics, Pertoreum resources,
    Ozone Layers, The Retina, layer of eyes, The Duration of Rotation of venus & Mars, The Black holes, The Invention of Television , the communication of Ants, Secret Barriers in Ocean. Mathemetical
    information the exact proportion of the Land & sea areas..
    So scientists and believers are astonished that 1400 years ago, When science was almost mute, who other than ALMIGHTY GOD can give the information.
    Islam is peace But Many Muslim sects are different . Holy Prophet forgave all enemies after the conquest of Islam. We donot agree with killing or destruction of others properties But when a non Muslim fuell the trouble they must know what they were doing.
    Just today I read another story How a Hindu who killed Many Muslims on the riot of Ayaudha Mosque now converted to Islam. Islam will continue to grow until the end time as its the order of ALMIGHTY ALLAH SWT who alone has created the Universe.
    Sir Isacc Newton confirmed that ONE ALMIGHTY GOD has created the universe. Trinity a fraud & Holy Jesus was a Prophet & humanbeing. No quality of ALMIGHTY GOD was attached to him.
    We pray that ALLAH SWT instill senses in our mind & we follow the truth.
    They Universe will certainly collapse & ALLAH SWT will recreate another universe & hold ” The day of Judgement” ALLAH HU AKBER: The great is the Suprme ruler of the vast Universe.

  12. vivarto says

    “Muslim in the West”
    You are telling us how advance Islam is.
    If you think that your Muhammad and his Allah are smarter then Newton and Einstein, then why the west is scientifically and technologically advanced, and Islam is still living in the dark ages?
    Why all 57 Islamic countries are shit-holes?
    Why Muslims by tens of millions emigrate to Europe, America and Australia, and only a few thousand Westerners live in the Muslim countries?
    Can’t you see the simple truth?
    By his fruits shell you know him.
    Look at Allah’s fruits and face the truth: Islam is STUPIDITY, SUPERSTITION, and CRUELTY!

  13. Rashmi Bajaj says

    The democratic liberal values r under increasing threat from narrow -minded fanatics.ITS HIGH TIME THAT PROGRESSIVE N LIBERAL MUSLIMS THROUGH WORLD STAND UP, CRITICIZE N DISOWN SUCH PERVERTS BRINGING BAD NAME TO COMMUNITY.All nations also need to talk n act tough-a person must follow the law /customs of the land he/she lives. in n uses the resources.WHAT MINDSET IS THIS THAT U LIVE IN A COUNTRY,PUT CLAIMS EVEN TO SHARE POLITICAL POWERS AS U R ONE OF THEM N THEN CONVENIENTLY CLAIM DAT U WILL FOLLOW UR OWN CUSTOMS AS U R NOT ONE OFTHEM N WISH TO PRESERVE A DISTINCTIVE IDENTITY.This is blasphemous n unethical.Liberal values r today under great threat from the retrogressive forces which r multiplying ncasting sshadow.Ieverywhere

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