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How Mamata Banerjee has converted West Bengal into a communal cauldron

Discussion in 'Internal Affairs' started by Levina, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Levina

    Levina Guest

    How Mamata Banerjee has converted West Bengal into a communal cauldron
    Dhulagarh is only the latest symptom.
    POLITICS
    | 5-minute read | 29-12-2016
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    Minhaz Merchant
    @minhazmerchant

    I first visited Kolkata as a teenager to watch a Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and India. As we sat in packed stands to cheer a young Vijay Amritraj lead India to a 3-2 win over favourites Australia, a friend spoke to me with awe about a 17-year-old Swedish prodigy called Bjorn Borg who was taking the European tennis circuit by storm: “Mark my words, he’ll win Wimbledon.” Borg duly did two years later at the age of 19 in 1976.

    History

    Kolkata was then a pleasant city. The Communists had not yet inflicted their cruel depredations on the state. Mamata Banerjee was still a young student leader of the Congress (I). The subject she chose for her masters degree at the University of Calcutta was Islamic history.

    40 years later, in her sixth year as chief minister of West Bengal, Banerjee has tightened her grip over the state. She has done so by polarising West Bengal along communal lines in a manner unprecedented in the state’s history.

    To consolidate power, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has torn the secular fabric of Bengal into shreds. Ironically, Banerjee poses as a secular leader while she systematically practises the most cynical and egregious form of communal politics.

    West Bengal’s Muslims form 27 per cent of the state’s population. Counting Bangladeshi refugees and non-Census citizens, the actual percentage of Muslims in West Bengal today is closer to 30 per cent. Banerjee has collared this vote-bank. She gives it no development but hands it generous sops — ranging from job quotas to hard cash for madarsas.

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    Mamata Banerjee has polarised West Bengal along communal lines.
    Muslims in Banerjee’s Bengal remain desperately poor and backward. But they vote en masse for her. This 30 per cent vote bloc, along with a smattering of divided Hindus, gives Banerjee a vice-like grip over the electorate.

    It is hardly surprising that she won the last Assembly election with a landslide. Poverty and communalism are her calling cards.

    Few outside Bengal had heard of Dhulagarh till two weeks ago. This small industrial and business hub in Howrah district has acquired infamy after Muslim mobs attacked Hindus and burnt their homes. The attack was triggered by a group of Hindus verbally objecting to a procession by Muslim groups on Eid-e-Milad, the Prophet’s birthday.

    The mainstream media has typically under-reported the Dhulagarh violence. Swarajya magazine recorded the events leading up to the violence: “Muslims brought out a procession complete with loudspeakers blaring Hindi film music on 13 December to celebrate Eid-e-Milad which actually fell on December 12 and was a public holiday. On December 13, Hindus at Dhulagarh village, like in the rest of the country, were observing Margashirsha Purnima. Hindus at the village requested those in the procession to lower the volume of the loudspeaker since the music was interfering with some rituals.

    Violence

    "This incensed a section of those in the procession and they started attacking Hindu homes and shops. According to local people, the attackers were non-local Muslims. Hindu houses and shops were looted and then set ablaze while police who reached the village were attacked by bombs and prevented from stopping the rioters.”

    If such communal violence had broken out in a BJP-governed state, the media would have front-paged it — and justifiably so — for days. In the case of Dhulagarh, coverage by the media was sparse. It took an outpouring of scorn on social media to spur television anchors and newspaper editors to run stories on the Dhulagarh riot which resulted in horrific arson on dozens of Hindu homes.

    Dhulagarh is only the latest symptom of West Bengal’s descent into a communal cauldron instigated by violent TMC cadres. If the thuggishness of the CPI(M) was notionally secular, the viciousness of the TMC is unabashedly communal. Riots are its preferred way of life.

    Belligerence

    As the website CatchNews reported earlier this year: “West Bengal has witnessed a spike in communal violence during Mamata Banerjee’s tenure. There have been the infamous Canning and Deganga riots and communal incidents increased to 106 in 2013. The previous five years witnessed about 12-40 communal incidents. Many attribute the recent belligerence of Muslim hardliners in West Bengal to the politics of appeasement played by Mamata ever since she came to power.”

    Following demonetisation, Banerjee has become increasingly shrill in her criticism of PM Narendra Modi. Last Thursday (December 22), she told the media shortly after a core committee meeting of the TMC: “Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao is our key slogan now. A person who lost credibility has no moral right to rule the country. He and four of his men are practically running the country and ruining the nation. The Narendra Modi government has lost credibility and had no moral right to remain in office. A person who started his career with riots cannot govern the county.”

    Banerjee sees herself as a national leader. Like Arvind Kejriwal, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Sharad Pawar earlier, her misbegotten route to the top has been through Muslim appeasement. None of these leaders of straw pause for a moment to think how they could empower, rather than appease, Muslims.

    NGOs and human rights activists, so quick (again rightly so) to condemn communal violence elsewhere in India, have remained largely silent on Dhulagarh. Bengal deserves their attention.

    Above all, Bengal deserves a secular chief minister

    (Courtesy of Mail Today.)



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    I wonder why ppl of Bengal elected her again?
    If you look at Bengal, the state has a history of not sticking to anything conventional. British decided to develop Kolkatta as their capital and remained there till 1911. Post-independence, for more than 3 decades it was under the rule of communists. Other than Kerala and Tripura no other state in India has ever given such backing to communists.
    This is what a Bengali friend said "What their infamous predecessors(CPI (M) ) did secretively and slowly, they(Trinamool congress) do it brazenly and with great rapidity and meaner refinements.
    If true eastern part of India needs some sanitizing.
     
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  2. Levina

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    This is what India Today reported>>>


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  3. Ripcord322

    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    People not from the state of WB can't do anything... It is for People of WB themselves to Decide for themselves...

    I hope they see the Truth and Do what's best for them and the Nation...The elections are over... But.. The people still play a major role..

    They should have given a different party the chance.. But....What done is done...
    Let's hope they get what they had wished for while voting... :)
     
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    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Center should sack this idiot lady and put president rule and do a op on these gayhadi bongs.
     
  5. Levina

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    She was elected democratically (ostensibly!!!).
     
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    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    doesn't matter ..... what if she directly says we bongs are not part of the country then.....


    what's happening now is the very diluted version of what I stated above .......
    In today's Punjab Kesari issue there is a news in which she ordered her state's officers to not give any terror/roit related information to central govt.
     
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    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    People like it or not ...gayadi ethnik cleansing is necessary ...
     
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  8. Levina

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    This is the first time I'm hearing about it. Could you tell us more.
     
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    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    nothing but hateful expression for jehadi bong muslims(mostly immigrants).....
     
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    Schwifty 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    First we need a strong fence along Bangladesh to stop all the illegals from entering,then we can start sorting out this mess.

    Police or military can't fix this problem permanently, only the people who voted for mamata can.Any action by force from center will be branded as anti-democratic.
    Just look how mamata beat her chest for a regular army exercise,bengal has gone from frying pan to fire by choosing her.
    As one of the posters pointed out in a previous thread, Bengali urban dwellers are indeed migrating to cties like bengaluru,chennai etc most I know are becoming permanent residents here in Bengaluru and not all of them are economic migrants.
     
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    Well... Now that definitely isn't how this Country works... And WB is no Small Weakling state either....
    It was a democratic election... She won.. People chose her... Now they will reap the benefits or Pay the price... They are solely responsible for every good or mis Governance in the state....
     
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    My parents visited our native home in WB a few weeks back. From the conversation I have had with them, WB has been transformed into complete gundaraj by TMC goons and there is no low that they won't stoop to ensure consolidation of their powers.

    Superficially it might seem to be the same West Bengal, but under the surface, massive rot has set in, Communists were thugs controlled by Poliburo leaders, but now just thugs are in power, and there is no limit that they won't stoop down to get their way. Criminality has been completely institutionalized, Bengalis who endured the brit oppression for the longest feel quite at home with the didi thugs.

    Exodus of small business has been constant, and soon enough devastation of TMC will no longer be able to hide behind the Shonar bangla facade.

     
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    What happens when there is massive fraud in votercards?
     
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    yeah Good afterall after mincing bongs those gayhaadi won't come for you :lol:


    pigeon and cat right? Please don't lose your eyes on our landpiece ..I don't care to whom its people selected it's or own land we must not let it and hand over to bad people like j/k...
     
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    and add to this millions of bongladeshi muslms ....why they vote for any other who will kick them out
     
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