West Bengal, June 2, 2016: In a move that would surprise many, a prominent Hindu activist Tapan Ghosh today asked the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to help dissuade communal tensions in the Paschim Medinipur District.
There have been reports of communal tensions from the district’s Chandrakona road over the issue of building a Mosque near a Hindu Temple.
Requesting the Chief Minister to step in, the Hindu leader requested her to also honour the Hindu sentiments.
In a statement Tapan Ghosh said:
“I again urge you not to push the peace loving, law abiding Hindu citizens towards extremism and compel them to become fanatics. That will not do good to anybody. You know well that entire West Bengal is sitting atop a communal powder keg. The whole state can be in flames.
So, restrain your administration from doing mischief and discriminating against Hindus. Honour Hindu sentiment too.”
He had earlier said that many houses and shops were gutted as the rampaging mob attacked people without any fear.
Chandrakona Road: Police including women police are posted in the Hindu localities. Hindus apprehensive of sinister design by district admin
— Tapan Ghosh (@hstapanghosh) June 2, 2016
Tapan Ghosh is a popular Hindu voice from the area and was instrumental in the Tuktuki Mondal case of last year in which a minor Hindu girl was abducted by influential people. He was able to secure her release and this year too, he was the first one to expose the Malda riots.
His organization Hindu Samhati is one of the most popular organizations in the state.