The tension prone villagers of Bhanrkanta quit their homes in a row. Pic. Ananda Bazar.
Hindu Villagers Attacked by Muslim Mafia in Birbhum, West Bengal. 100 thatched houses of Hindu tribes were set on fire by Islamic mob.
100 thatched houses of Hindu tribes were set on fire by Islamic mob. Photo-HS
Suri: Four person were killed and several were injured in a clash at several Hindu tribal-dominated villages in Birbhum’s Mohammad Bazaar, the heart of the stone mining belt, on Thursday, the 22nd April,2010.
A mob, reportedly backed by the local stone crushers and mine owners (all Muslims), launched an attack on the Hindu villages early in the morning. The attack was reportedly in retaliation to the killing of a corrupt Muslim stone crusher supervisor on Monday.
The Hindu villages have seen simmering tension for the past couple of months, with villagers alleging that poor tribals were exploited and their land snatched away by the Muslims in the stone-crushing industry. They had also been complaining that villagers were often injured during blasting in stone mines. Also, there has been rampant compalints of Hindu women being attacked and assaulted by Muslim activists along the whole mining belt in West Bengal and Jharkhand.
On Monday night, a supervisor of a stone crushing unit, Basirul Seikh (50, an Muslim and known Hindu baiter), was killed by a group of villagers at Talbandi. Though Basirul worked in a stone product company, he recently procured a plot of land to set up a stone mine in the area. His brother, Jamirul, alleged that his elder brother was summoned to resolve a dispute over the plot with some locals. He reached the house of one Debu Hansda, with whom he was acquainted. Suddenly, a group of armed villagers attacked Basirul and hacked him to death. Both the brothers were involved in various anti-social activities and often conspired with Muslims in the area to torture and molest local Hindu tribal women.
Early on Thursday morning, thousands of people — labourers and villagers backed by stone crushing unit owners — gathered at a place near Sagarbandhi village, said police. The heavily armed mob rushed to Talbandhi and Sagarbandhi, which is dominated by Santhal tribals. More than 100 thatched houses were set on fire, people were dragged out of their homes and beaten up mercilessly and bombs hurled indiscriminately. Women were molested and raped, children were not spared.
The Hindu Tribal People eventually took the arms to guard their village from Muslim attackers.>> Pic. (R) Anandabazar Patrika.
Though it took some time for the initial shock to go away, the tribal Hindu victims — numbering thousands — regrouped and started attacking the nearby stone crusher units, many of them owned by Muslim mining mafia bosses. A weighbridge and some crushers were set ablaze. The situation was so tense that police could not enter the trouble zone initially. It was only after six hours that senior officers — District Magistrate Saumitra Mohan, DIG, Burdwan range, Jagmohan, SP Rabindranath Mukherjee and ASP Farhat Abbas — managed to get in with force backup.
The angry tribals surrounded them for some time. Two injured Hindu men — Mangala Murdi and Kabiraj Murmu, who received serious bomb injuries — were taken to Suri hospital in serious condition. A large team — including combat force and EFR jawans — was deployed in the area, but stray clashes continued to occur in some areas. The forces discovered the body of a Hindu villager, Motilal Tudu, from Sagarbandhi.
The media, too, was not allowed into the villages. A cameraperson who tried to enter was chased out. The District Magistrate said: “We are discussing the situation with villagers. The villagers are cooperating with us.” When asked whether they were encircled by the villagers, he denied it. According to sources, however, senior police officers and the DM were kept sitting under a tree in Sagarbandhi.
The District Magistrate said that they would distribute relief materials and that the district administration would help the villagers to reconstruct the destroyed homes. The district administration has called an all-party meeting at Suri on Thursday evening.
Najir Hossain Mallik (a known Islamist), the president of Panchami Stone Mines and Owners Association, said: “We, the owners, were not at all involved in the attack. We have requested the administration to bring back peace at any cost.” Mr. Mallik is known as ‘Mr Terror’ in the area and the non-Muslim crowd in the area has expressed serious concerns about this man and his unholy Islamic nexus.
Now it is established that the President of the “Panchmi Pathar Khadan Malik Samity”, Sk. Nazri Hossain Mallick had played a vindictive role to evacuate the tribal people of Pachmi and Bhanrkanta to establish an exclusive possession of Muslims over the entire stone-crushing business areas. So far the entire matter came to broad day-light and obviously in the face of retaliating tribal people, a Nazri Hossain Mallick is now trying a lot to cool the wrath of tribal people by abusing the role of Police and Administrations. But the tribal people have only the demand to punish the Muslim Opperessors in the incident of Panchmi and Bhanrkanta Mohammad Bazaar , Birbhum.
Among the death of four, Md. Bhanu Sk. and Md. Dilder Sk. were died in explosion at the time of bomb making. Other two, Md Jamirul Molla and Matilal Tudu’s body were found in a well. Perhaps the later two were stabbed in the communal clash found inevitable.
A fact finding team of lead by Tapan Ghosh, President Hindu Samhati along with Hindu Existence Monitoring Group have already rushed to the affected areas.
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Hindu Existence Fact Finding Team reports from Rampurhat on Wednesday, 28th April, 2010 :
A huge rally of various Tribal hindu organization under the banner Adibasi Raksha Manch ( Forum for Protection of Tribal People) gave a demonstration to the the Sub Divisional Officer, Rampurhat with 12 point demands including protection of tribal women from sex-exploitation, health security of stone crusher workers, minimum wages, ban upon child labour, illegal stone crusher mills and out comer Mafia rackets causing harms to the local people, culture and enviorment.
The rally comprising Birbhum Adibasi Gaonta, Majhi Pargana Baisi Adibasi Sangathan, Adibasi Lok Samskriti Parisad, Adibasi Sramik Oikya and other tribal forums started from the village Tumbuni and the Rampurhat Town with their transitional tribal weapons like bow and arrow, spears and Tangi. Numbers of tribal women also participated in this rally. Tribal leader Surendra Tudu told before the press that the local Adminstrative and Police authority favoured the attackers upon the tribal villages and conspirators for the communal riots and registered the cases against the innocent tribal people very unjustifiably.
The HE Fact finding team reveals some truth that :
Mohammad Kamal Khan, his brothers and son along with Nazir Hossion Mallick ( both of them are Stone crusher mill owner i.e. khadan mallik and leaders of Mill Owner Associations) fomented the Muslims against Hindu Tribal people and lead directly the arson, looting and molestation in tribal villages.
At the time of rampage in Chanda Para, Nagram, Pamchmi, Kapasdanga, Talbandh, Sagarbandhi, the Police acted as mere on-lookers under a mysterious equation with the Crusher Owner Associations, dominated by communal Muslims.
The main Muslim culprits operated with logistic and other supports from Chandni Chak, Kolkata, Patna and Ranchi. These Muslim Mafias have strong Arabic – Islamic connections outside West Bengal also. The hands on trainer for bomb-making came from outside the locality.
The notorious anti-hindu Mahasweta Devi’s agents Birbhum are trying hard to establish the communal clash between Hindus and Muslims in the present case is nothing but an out-brust of owner-labour problem in Khadan areas. It is evident that the communal clash spread in the area after one Stone Trader and habitual persecutor (upon the tribal people and women) Basirul Shiek was hacked to death in the village Baromesia in first instance.
Section 144 is imposed in the entire Bhanrkata and adjacent areas. The around the clock own Tribal vigilance and protection groups in most of the affected tribal villages are being heckled by the police administration so far. But it is noticed that the Muslim preachers and anti-socials are gradually maneuvering the ares for further anti-tribal actions.
posted by Upananda Brahmachari.