A) BEHEADED IN BENGAL
It is not in some dark corners of Afghanistan or tribal areas of Pakistan, this incident happened in our backyard, in Bengal. In July 2008.
Telegraph August 1st 2008: A 30 year old man was beheaded after a kangaroo court in a Murshidabad village decided he must die because he had married a girl from another community (read: MUSLIM), and the couple had hidden his religion from her family. The “shalishi” gave its verdict that the punishment was death and that he must be beheaded. And he was.
Anisur Rahman, writing for “The Daily Star” of Bangladesh describes SALISHI - “In BANGLADESH dispute resolution outside the court is a common phenomenon in the rural area. It is shalishi (mediation).”
BANGLADESH ?? Ah well, the landless of Bangladesh who are kingmakers in Assam (read my other article on this) it seems are LAWMAKERS in WEST BENGAL.
And the Holy book (Quran) sanctions it :
Qur’an 2:191 “And kill them wherever you find and catch them. Drive them out from where they have turned you out; for Al-Fitnah (polytheism, disbelief, oppression) is worse than slaughter.”
There are too many killings and deaths in India and we are probably immune to deaths that do not affect us directly. But this beheading is a VERY SERIOUS warning of the way things are.
If this were not enough : Telegraph (30th July 2008) holds out further distressing news: “Lashkar camp in Bengal village”. It is not one misguided youth, WE ARE TALKING OF A “WHOLE CAMP” BEING RUN IN WEST BENGAL.
“Sikandar was held in Jammu last week. With the alleged guidance of Sikandar and Mohammad Safique, a Lashkar man operating in Bangladesh, Mustaque had opened an organisation called Al-e-Hadis. It was formed a couple of months ago to recruit youths from the Raghunathgunj area (in WEST BENGAL). Lashkar leaders would often visit the place and attend classes with local people to motivate them to join the organisation,” said CID special inspector-general S.N. Gupta. Nazrul, a schoolteacher, used to help Mustaque run the camp.”
This begs a few questions?
1. Does the writ of the govt of West Bengal and its law, run into the deepest corners of the state?
2. What is the demographic profile in these border states and how has this changed over the last 30 years?
3. The number of mosques and madrassas that have opened year on year in West Bengal in the last 30 years?
4. As in Assam, are we too giving away our right to “our way of life” and accepting a “dogmatic culture”?
5. What is the role of Intelligence Bureau and how “DARK” are they on these frightening developments?
B) LANDLESS IN BANGLADESH ... KINGMAKERS IN INDIA
Bangladesh is the 7th most populous country in the world, with population around 150 million. 85% of this population (127.50 million) live in rural areas. And of this, 50% (63.75 million) are landless. This huge number of landless people who have no land and are indeed very poor. Hence, a staggering 42.5% of Bangladesh’s total population is LANDLESS !
Those who have land also saw it getting fragmented. Islamic law of inheritance states that land is to be equally divided amongst sons. Available land got sub-divided further and this led to further impoverishment. The richest 10% of villagers hold 50% of land and the bottom 60% hold less than 25% of land.
The landless together with the bottom 60% of landed labourers in Bangladesh form a huge number who are economically disgruntled and their trek to India in search of a better life is DEEMED “justified”. They have trekked into Assam, Bengal, Bihar, UP, Maharashtra and other parts of India. Most of them have become “CITIZENS of INDIA” having ration cards, voters ID card, and in a position to play the role of kingmakers today.
IS THIS GOOD FOR INDIA ??
LET US SEE THE CASE OF ASSAM:
Indian Express carried this article on 1st August 2008, and concluding the report, stated: “People of Bangladeshi origin, who have managed to enrol themselves as voters in the state, on the other hand, have MULTIPLIED at such a rate that today they are the deciding factor in at least 45 Assembly constituencies and 4 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam."
For the longest time, our politicians and our corrupt police force have been the bane of independent INDIA. On the other hand, private enterprise, freed from the shackles of license raj in 1990s, really moved India forward, specially in the services sector to propel Indian to be reckoned as a global economic superpower today.
The sad reality is this: The politicians are allowing this illegal migration and settlement of these “intruders” from Bangladesh to increase their electoral base. To win elections, they are leaving behind the legacy of a fractured India and its horrific consequences.
Indian Express, in the same article states two points to state this:
1. The Congress, which has always been accused of protecting the monorities, has remained in denial mode as far as the influx is concerned.
2. Former Chief Minister of Assam, Hiteswar Saikia, who in August 1994, told the Assembly that there were 30 lakh (30,00,000) Bangladeshis in Assam, had to RETRACT his statement within a couple of days after JAMIAT ULEMA I HIND (JUIH) threatened to pull down his government
Look at the power JUIH wielded over the Chief Minister – and all this over the “illegal population” from Bangladesh now holding Indian “I-Cards”.
Justice BK Sharma of the Guwahati High Court stated in July 2008: “Bangladeshi infiltrators have a major role in electing representatives both to the Legislative Assembly and Parliament, hence in the decision making process towards nation building. They have become KINGMAKERS”.