Kolkata | HS Media | 24 June 2014:: When the much coveted clarion call to push back illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators from India will be given is unknown yet but Islamists are not idle and watching the fun or awaiting the call from the other side of Bangladesh – they have started their preparations to dismantle India for the last and the best and if fresh reports are banked on, the day of final onslaught is not far away either. In accordance with reports published in press and media, no less than 45 Jihadi camps, at the behest of several Islamic fundamentalist groups stationed in Bangladesh along with ISI, Hizbul Mujahideeen and Lashkar-e-Taiba, are unabated in several parts of the country.
But instead of covert activities, madrasas and local clubs have been selected as training centers and here, apart from imparting educations on latest warfare and guerilla activities on them, budding activists are also being trained for conducting relentless Fidayeen attacks. These 45 Jihadi camps are located in areas beside the India-Bangladesh international border where young minds are being taught how Muslims are persecuted in India and Kashmir is a part of Pakistan. It has been learnt, sole purpose of these training camps is to create a Greater Islamic Bangla by amalgamating both Bangladesh and the Indian state of Bengal. The news has unnerved both BSF (Border Security Force) and Central Government of India highly.
According to reports, these camps in Bangladesh are situated alongside the India-Bangladesh international border areas between Hingalganj in the Basishat subdivision of North 24 Paraganas district in Bengal to the state of Tripura. Some of these camps are at Narayanganj, Barishapur, Keshabpur, Sarisha (all North 24 Paraganas district across), Chaugacha and Jibannagar (Nadia district across), Meherpur, Futia, Barsha, Debgunj (across the district of South Dinajpur). These camps are located within 30 km from Bangladesh’s border with India; terrorists are also trained to enter India sneakily. The majority of recruits in these camps is between 16 and 25 years of age and in each camp 45 recruits is being kept.
Highly experienced terrorists from Pakistan and Bangladesh are working as teachers; they are being helped by several Islamist groups from Pakistan, Bangladesh financially and also in logistics including arms and ammunitions. The landslide of Sheikh Hasina in the recent Parliamentary Election in Bangladesh and the role of India it, reportedly, have infuriated Islamic fundamentalist groups.
The Ministry of Home Affairs, India has already been requested to step up security measures at India-Bangladesh international border in both Eastern and North-Eastern India. It can be presumed easily that these groups play considerable roles in various forms of smuggling across the border ranging from cattle and weapons to gold and certainly women trafficking. These smuggled gold bars play great roles to harm the Indian economy.
The situation, definitely, is worsening while Bengal has become most vulnerable to this vicious design of dismembering India. And through this the role of madrasas, being opened by Bengal government on a spree to appease Muslims, has come under scanner once more.
On January, 2002, Buddhadeb Bhattacharya (CPIM leader and then Chief Minister), had said in an interview that he would shut down unaffiliated madrasas since many had become breeding ground of Islamic terrorism and the entire project was backed by ISI. Though he had to gulp down the entire statement owing to his party’s pressure to retain Muslim vote bank, the worst dreams (then) are coming true now. Madrasa and Jihadi nexus is set to destroy Bengal and create a greater Islamic Bangla.
Pic. (R): Mukul Roy of TMC and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of Congress are seen with Islamist Twaha Siddique of Furfura Shariff.
English Medium High Madrasa progresses with vigor.
Sanskrit Education lost in ignominy
The pro-minority politics makes a swift comeback in Bengal’s educational scenario with the inauguration of first English Medium High Madrasa at Paninala in Nadia. However, if concerned administrative officials are believed, its foundation stone was laid by Sri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, then Chief Minister of Bengal, in 2010. But another stone was laid in 2013 by Sm. Mamata Banerjee, present Chief Minister and after long wait the school was formally inaugurated on June 23, 2014. People who graced the occasion included Sri Bani Kumar Roy – president of the District Council, Sri Tapas Pal – Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Nasiruddin Ahmed – Hon’ble MLA and others. It is to be noted, the school has a meager population of Hindu students also since they have no other option for education in the vicinity.
According to history, the madrasa education in Bengal initiated with the zeal to impart sacrosanct, Islamic education on Muslim students and with this end in view,Madrasah-i-Aliah founded by Warring Hastings (First Governor General of East India Company) in October of 1780 in Kolkata. Madrasa system earned strong support of British Raj and the condition remains unchanged even in the independent era due to the urge to win over Muslim population in the state. The saga was started by Left parties while Trinamool, despite its antagonism to the same Left, bank on it to enjoy a loyal minority vote bank.
It has also come to knowledge, Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education Department had allotted a fund of Rs. 8 crores for this madrasa. As per plans, the educational curriculum will include up to Class XII apart from separate hostels for both boys and girls. Students will have to be residents here. Computer courses and modern laboratories do extol the educational environment. While speaking on the occasion, Tapas Pal, MP proposed to build up a similar English Medium High Madrasa at Karimpur. He was found to state that more such institutions should emerge in areas inhabited by Muslims.
This simple avowal has also brought another grave injustice or disparity forth and it is to Sanskrit education in the state. The predominance of Sanskrit education, its culture in Bengal helped the region to earn great feats across the globe in preceding decades. With the Left antipathy to it, Sanskrit education reached ebb soon and now the situation is almost out of the frying pan into the fire. Thanks to the ignominy and governmental aversion, Bhatpara and Navadwip, predominant centers of Sanskrit education in the realm of Bengal, lost its worth and have gone to oblivion almost by now. The wretched condition of Sanskrit college in the metropolis of Kolkata, one of the oldest educational institutions in the Indian subcontinent and set up in 1824 to specialize in the scholarship of Indian tradition, philosophy and religion, is enough to project the dishonor being shown to Sanskrit education or highest level of Hindu genius. Lack of infrastructure and fund, resulting from administrative apathy, plague this noble institution most. [Pic. given above is representational].
Students are getting disinclined to Sanskrit education more and more as they remain unsure of whether this will enable them to make a good career. This rising hesitancy is resulting in other difficulties. Most of the seats remain vacant and now, it is getting impossible to have students to learn indigenous languages like Pali and Prakrit along with Sanskrit. Hindu genius is reviled thus and there is none to restore this great treasure of knowledge, considered by pundits in the West as one of the most astounding innovations in the history of mankind.
Courtesy: Hindu Samhati | Pic. Rep.