Mayapur Becoming More Dangerous due to
BY: SRINANDAN DAS
Jan 14, 2011 SRIDHAM MAYAPUR, WEST BENGAL (SUN) One Important point is to NEVER travel at night. The danger is increasing. From the blog of Hindu Samhati.
Is Mounting Criminal Activity in Mayapur Part of a Greater Conspiracy?
It may appear to be strange to many but in reality, more with the passage of days, Mayapur, considered one of the holiest cities in the Hindu tradition, is becoming a den of Islamic criminal activities more and more. Just recently, on January 2nd, 2011, 7 to 8 tourist buses moving towards the ISKCON temple became subject to looting and all forms of pillages, at Jangal More of PS: Dhubulia, led by a band of Muslim armed robbers. Not even the small cars were spared and as per the latest information, a good amount of money (amounting to a few lakhs), gold jewelries and 20 cell phones were looted.
The extensive plundering took place between 1.30 am and 3.30 am, devoid of any resistance, and the passengers were also beaten mercilessly. It is to be noted, Mayapur, is positioned on the banks of the Ganges River, close to her confluence with the Jalangi, near Navadvip, West Bengal, 130 km north of Kolkata (Calcutta). The city is the global headquarters of ISKCON and is also the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Millions of pilgrims visit the city every year.
It is worthwhile to mention that a few buses had been ransacked and passengers beaten likewise in the last year, too, and at the same place. It has been alleged that local religious Muslim organizations in Nadia district are behind the criminals, and wish to rid the district of the influence of Mayapur, thus weakening the area's Hindus. All this have infuriated Hindus in the locale. To a large extent, they consider this to be nothing but a grave failure of the police and administration. The majority of Hindus consider this as a serious threat to the flourishing tourism industry and to the pilgrimage spot. However, Champak Bhattacharya, SP is not without confidence and is hopeful that the felons will be identified and arrested soon.
The first victim of the incident this year was a bus traveling all the way from the neighboring state of Orissa. As stated by one of its passengers, the entire incident occurred in the dark night when they were sleeping, and it was masterminded by a group of highly armed Muslim youths, who were joined by 10-12 others.
In accordance with local sources, a few other buses and small automobiles were also attacked by members of the Muslim mafia at the same time, and one of the buses was from Alipurduar (mainly), but at that time was coming from Puri.
One of the heavily injured passengers was Dipak Roy, who was in a bus traveling from Howrah. He hails from Chinsurah, and was beaten heavily for refusing to bow to the demands of the Muslim assailants to open the gate of the bus. He was admitted in Shaktinagar District Hospital.
Gouranga das, PRO (Pubic Relations Officer) of Mayapur ISKCON stated that the entire area is without any sort of police protection and in spite of a series of said events at the same place led by Muslim criminal gangs, the police are yet to adopt any proactive measures. People visit the place from across the globe and are robbed and assaulted. This denigrates only the district police.
Muslim activists in Nadia backed by Islamist religious elements in West Bengal and Bangladesh have been successful in creating a well entrenched and networked mafia to harass and disturb the religious and other activities of the district's Hindus. A similar trend is being seen in Murshidabad district, as well. Hindus in West Bengal must consolidate solidly to counter these plans of the communal-minded Muslims.