The violence, arson and looting in Bengal must be stopped forthwith: VHP
New Delhi, May 04, 2021 – The violence, arson, looting, terrorizations and vicious political attacks continuing unabated in Bengal for the last three days have not only embarrassed the entire country but also dispirited the essence democratic dignity. Expressing his concern over numerous forms of nonstop attacks that started during the counting of votes in the state, the Central Secretary General of the Vishva Hindu Parishad, Sri Milind Parande, today said that the Hindu society in Bengal is terrified and the eyes of those having the responsibility of law and order in the state are shut.
There are continual reports from almost every part of the state that the anti-social goons and jihadi elements of the TMC are victimizing the Hindus through public violence, arson and looting and destroying their houses, temples, settlements, outraging the dignity of their sisters-mothers-daughters and torching their business establishments. Many Hindus are also repetitively being terrorized by political rivals and in all these cases the local police-administration has remained a silent spectator. These violent activities have killed more than a dozen people so far and many houses, shops, temples, settlements and business establishments have been destroyed. Expressing VHP’s deepest condolences to the victims of the violence, the VHP Secretary General demanded that the state government immediately stop the orgy of violence and take stern action against the perpetrators.
Parande also said that now the Central Government should take the unresponsive attitude of the State Government seriously and take fitting action. Where even the security forces are not safe, it is easy to understand what the state of plight of the ordinary citizens could be! Remaining hushed on the horrific politico-violent atrocities being inflicted on its own citizens by the current regime and political leadership is nothing short of encouraging and cheering violence. In such circumstances the Hindu society also has the full right of self-defense, which it will use!