Delhi, 28 Dec: Tension has been erupting in Dhulagarh, a town 25 kms from Kolkata, when two groups reportedly clashed as a procession was brought out in the area earlier this month. Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee’s minority appeasement is not only causing acute heartburn among Hindus, but has also emboldened attacks against them at many places. Mobs have been seen looting homes and shops with no threat whatsoever. Many victims have fled the area, leaving behind their assets that were ransacked by Jihadis.
Close on the heals of a BJP central team’s attempt to visit Dhulagarh, CPI(M) leaders too marched to the violence-hit West Bengal town only to be prevented by the police from entering it. They, like BJP three days ago, were asked by police not to proceed any further in view of Section 144 CrPC promulgated in the area since the clashes.
In a report by India Today, victims confirmed that the state administration was unable to protect them. In fact, they accused state police of being a silent spectator while the rioters burnt and looted their property. The report also quotes a victim claiming that she heard chants of “Pakistan Zindabad” from the mob that looted her home. Valuables like jewellery, cash, electronics have either been looted or burnt by the rioters. The state government has announced compensation of Rs. 35,000 to the victims, who find it totally inadequate given the losses they have suffered.
It should also be noted that Zee News Editor Sudhir Chaudhary and his two colleagues have been booked under an FIR for reporting these horrific stories of Bengal riots.
Watch the full video of the narration of victims here –
— India Today (@IndiaToday) December 28, 2016