Malda IHC conference, communal fire and blaspheme riots – were they incidental, coincidental or ancillary (4)?

Malda IHC conference, communal fire and blaspheme riots – were they incidental, coincidental or ancillary (4)?

Where Heroin is villain-Vast fields of illegal poppy crop at Gopalgunj in West Bengals Malda district

The region is an epicentre of illegal drug trade’: Kaliachak is India’s Afghanistan where poppy farming, weapons smuggling and radicalisation make a lethal cocktail: As Soudhriti Bhabani reports[1], “A vast, green expanse dotted with mosquito net covered plots along the serpentine road near Malda’s Golapganj stands as a forbidden land for the outsider. Narcotics money is at the heart of lawlessness in this West Bengal district bordering Bangladesh. So can anybody deny that such money had not gone into the lavish hospitality extended to the thousands of delegates of IHC assembled there from December 27th to 31st, 2015? The police say a large portion of this drug money goes into buying sophisticated weapons smuggled through the porous Bangladesh border and running hundreds of un-recognised madrassas in the Muslim-dominated (a little over 52 per cent, on last count) district. Why then, IHC had not thought about to pass resolution requesting them to be “nationalists or patriotic”. “It is true that the region is an epicentre of illegal drug trade and a counterfeit currency racket because of its strategic location along the international border,” West Bengal director general of police, Intelligence Branch, Raj Kanojia told Mail Today.  “The district administration is looking into it, especially after the Kaliachak violence. It has taken enough action and now it will get doubled following the police station ransacking incident.” 

 Malda Kaliachak polic  station

The Kaliachak violence on January 3, 2016 was a pre-planned attack by Muslim groups under the garb of protesting against the hate speech of Kamlesh Tiwari: Local officials say the Kaliachak violence on January 3, was a pre-planned attack by Muslim groups under the garb of protesting against the hate speech of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari, thus noted Soudhriti Bhabani. Mamta also says it was between the police and the local people, that is all very simple. Why then, innocent hindus, who are not at all connected with all these crimes, should have been attacked? More than 35 vehicles were torched, government properties ransacked and the Kaliachak police station set on fire. “The entire violence was carried out to terrorise the local administration which is trying to crack down on the poppy empire, take revenge against the police and destroy crucial evidence at the police station,” a police official said, requesting anonymity. Barely 8 km from the border, even children and youngsters collect white latex from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) – a mother product for producing heroin. It shows that the involved have been manufacturing drugs and they do not any people to come there to know.

Jan.3 rioters start

IHC historians are more worried about stones going to Ayodhya than the extraction of Opium in Malda: Border areas like Golapganj, Baliadanga, Kaliachak, Mohabbatpur, Mothabari and Danga are now the epicentre of anti-national activities, thanks to the flourishing drug trade. Yet, the IHC historians were worried about the stones going to Ayodhya. Senior officials of the excise department told The Hindu[2] on Wednesday 13-01-2016 that poppy cultivated on nearly 500 acres had been destroyed in Kaliachak and adjoining areas over the past one week. “The drive started on January 5 and till today evening (January 13), 1,500 bighas (495 acres) of poppy cultivation has been destroyed in a joint operation where the police, BSF and excise department are involved,” the official said. As the burnt police stations have been repaired, painted and renovated hurriedly to wipe out all the evidences, perhaps, here, also, all the opium crops were destroyed, there would not be any evidence. Then, Mamta happily declare nothing happened here, it is only the media hype about small skirmishes taken place.

Tiwari protest turned riot

While several theories are floating about the January 3 violence in the Kaliachak area, it is also believed that illegal poppy cultivation could be one of the reasons behind the incident: “We have also registered cases against the owners of the land where it has been cultivated. While several theories are floating about the January 3 violence in the Kaliachak area, it is also believed that illegal poppy cultivation could be one of the reasons behind the incident. Several police vehicles were torched and the local police station was attacked during the violence. So when all these activities have been going on, are the eminent, intelligent and progressive historians fools to pretend and pass resolutions about the stones coming to Ayodhya, instead of worrying about the place, where, they conduct the tamasha for second time?  The 71st session of IHC was also held here in February 2011 instead of December 2010. Thus, in five years, they could not assess what has been going on in Malda? Why not they encourage some crackpots to present papers on Opium manufacture in Malda, Poppy Cultivation in the Northern west Bengal and so on!

Fake currency, arms-smuggling in / through Malda: Other than poppy cultivation, smuggling of fake currency is also a major concern for law enforcement authorities in the district which shares a border with Bangladesh. Fake currency notes amounting to Rs.3.08 crore were seized in the district in 2015 and 105 cases were registered. Also, 187 cases of possessing illegal arms were registered in the district in the same year[3].  Be it peddling of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) involving the local youth, illegal migration, drug and arms supply or smuggling, Malda is a bustling hub. “The place has become a mini Afghanistan. It is a very sensitive matter and the assembly election is knocking on the door. All I can say is that the situation in Kaliachak is really alarming,” said a senior Trinamool Congress leader, requesting anonymity for political reasons. He said recently, a car had been caught in the area packed with cash, but had to be released after officials got a call from somebody influential.” When the eminent historians of IHC knew that the stones were coming to Ayodhya, definitely, they knew that Islamic fundamentalists had also been attending the IHC session there in Malda. As they have been Communist card holders, professed-confessed Marxists and well-known leftists and spreading such ideology in the IHC sessions, they also know very well about the narcotic nexus of their Marxists political masters of Malda and the operators working in the northern parts of West Bengal. Earlier, the courts proved as to how the very same eminent historians deposed as witnesses for the cause of Muslims.  And thus, now, it is interpreted[4] that “Malda Violence is a Result of “An Opium War”, Not communal”!

Kalpataru Day and the Day of riots: So the IHC was concluded on December 30th 2015 and the delegates started moving out of Malda from 30th– 31st night onwards. Some delegates were visiting Dakshineswar Kali Temple, and other places. First January though happened to be Kalpataru Day and the Bengalis fervently pray to Kali for their wishes to be fulfilled, as it was also a Friday for the Muslims to get gathered at mosques. So after Friday prayers, they started their riot. And by January 3rd, it became national news. Thus, none bothered about Kalpataru Day, but talked about Kaliachak and not about Kalighat! As Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa has been secularized by “M” by making him to drink like Christian and eat like Mohammedan etc., Kalpataru Day has been completely secularized. IHC delegates would be only thining about the figure of Romila Thapar instead of Kalimata. She has been the centre of attraction and the youngsters virtually prostrate before her! Perhaps, even AMMA could not get such status!

© Vedaprakash

14-01-2016

[1] Soudhriti Bhabani,The region is an epicentre of illegal drug trade’: Kaliachak is India’s Afghanistan where poppy farming, weapons smuggling and radicalisation make a lethal cocktail, PUBLISHED: 23:33 GMT, 9 January 2016 | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 10 January 2016.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-3392013/The-region-epicentre-illegal-drug-trade-counterfeit-currency-racket-Kaliachak-India-s-Afghanistan-poppy-farming-weapons-smuggling-infiltration-radicalisation-make-lethal-cocktail.html

[2] The Hindu, Crackdown on poppy in Malda, Shiv Sahay Singh, Kolkotta, January, 14, 2016.

[3] http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/crackdown-on-poppy-in-malda/article8103838.ece

[4] http://caravandaily.com/portal/malda-violence-is-a-result-of-an-opium-war-not-communal/

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