As the Indian state of West Bengal inches towards its legislative
elections, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has now joined forces
with influential Islamist personality, Abbas Siddiqui.
What does Abbas Siddiqui mean when he says he will free this
land with blood?
Siddiqui is a
cleric from West Bengal’s Muslim dominated region Furfura Shariff; he
was seen praying for the death of 500 million Indians due to the coronavirus.
In India, Communists have done everything in their power to eradicate
the Hindu religion, while working hand in glove with the Islamists. The
Islamists are drunk on their religious sermons and promises of an
afterlife — paradise and the amenities it comes with. With their lack of
consideration for science, their coalition with the Communists is quite
confusing to the casual observer.
The left shamelessly backing the hate-mongering Islamists is not new
in Indian politics. A thesis drafted by CPI ideologue Gangadhar Adhikari
in 1942 reveals how the Communists had backed the Muslims, claiming
that the Hindus would oppress the Muslims in a united independent India,
and supported Jinnah’s demand of dismembering the country to form a
Muslim nation at both sides of the Indian landmass. This support and
provocation, in a way, had led to the ruthless slaughter of countless
Bengali Hindus in 1946. The massacre is known as the Great Calcutta
Killings or The Direct Action Day.
The barbarous Direct Action Day, a chilling chapter in India’s
history, was omitted by our assorted historians, who have aced the art
of nefarious distortion.
By 1946, the Muslim League, led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, had already
made its demand for a separate Islamic nation. Fearing that Hindu
domination would frustrate his designs, an insecure Jinnah summoned his
fanatical followers and called for “Direct Action” on August 16, 1946.
At noon sharp, the league’s rally, consisting of 30,000 Muslims,
commenced from the Shaheed Minar; it was the largest Muslim assembly
that Bengal had ever seen up to that day. Muslim leader Huseyn Shaheed
Suhrawardy saw to it that no administrative powers such as the police or
military would come to contain what they were about to unleash on the
Hindu population of the state.
Riots broke out across the cultural capital and fanatical Muslims
began stabbing the Hindus, shutting down their shops, and throwing
stones and brickbats at them. Bustling areas of economic importance for
the Hindus like Colootolla, Rajabazar, and College Street were their
well-contemplated targets. Trucks carrying the attendees of the Muslim
League rally, communally charged by the instigating speeches of leaders
like Khawaja Nazimuddin pulled over at the Harrison Road, marking the
beginning of the dance of death that would continue for days to come.
The next day, a Muslim mob led by the President of Garden Reach
Textile Workers’ Union, Syed Abdullah Farooqui, attacked hapless unarmed
labourers residing in the mills. About 7,000 to 10,000 Oriya labourers
were reported dead.
Fire engulfed the erstwhile British capital; slums, houses, markets
were all burned down. The famous Howrah Bridge was packed for days with
scared evacuees struggling to escape the slaughter. But only a handful
was lucky enough to attain the “high ambition” of staying alive.
The mobs were so violent that even the highly trained British police
failed to bring the situation under control for the first 72 hours. Over
100,000 people were displaced forever, and the administration has
failed to put an exact number to the lives lost. With every report, the
number keeps changing. Calcutta was made to witness a bloodbath it had
never seen before and, we may hope, will not experience again.
But the sky above the Bengali Hindu’s head seems to be turning red
again. The massive ocean of kufi-wearing attendees that crowded the
Brigade Parade Ground last week is dreadfully reminiscent of the
gathering at the Shahid Minar some 75 years ago.
Their leader announces that he will free his “motherland” even if it
requires blood. A Hindu Bengali shivers. Which motherland is this cleric
referring to? They have already taken away Bangladesh. The little strip
of West Bengal remaining with India was a land where millions of
Bangladeshi Hindus were robbed of their homes, riches, families and
honour, found a little shelter, a tiny roof, a piece of land to call