My Bengal is under a curse. It is suffering from a peculiar disease of ‘Wahabi secularism’ which is amalgamated with Islamic fundamentalism & Bhadralok communism & sugar coated with urban Naxalism. A dark spell has engulfed the land of revolutionaries & casted a magic spell under which the common Bengalis are trapped & intoxicated & the tragedy is they don’t even know it or realize it nor are they trying to shake it up and get rid of it. This reminds me of Selina Kyle’s line in The Dark Knight Rises when she says ‘May be I like the city in this way’.
But my dear Bongs this city is infected by time bomb & no matter what you feel, it will burst and then you will neither enjoy nor have the time to repent on your past actions or rather inactions.
In my previous article Mamata is building a ‘New Bengal’ under Modi’s ‘New India’, I referred to instances of humiliation & threats faced by Bengali Hindus. Not even Ma Durga & Saraswati is safe. Without repeating them again and in the context of Basirhat incident I would rather like to suggest how to #MakeBengalGreatAgain and throw the infectious disease out of Bengal.
First of all Narendra Modi Govt needs to step up & fasten Indo-Bangladesh Border Sealing process. Indo-Bangladesh border is a long & difficult border with rough terrain, dense Sunderban jungles & flowing streams & rivers. Sk. Haseena has acted more strongly on Islamic fundamentalists than Mamata Banerjee and this has led to rapid migration & influx of Bangladeshi Jaamatis in Bengal. It needs to be checked & stopped.
A treaty needs to be signed with Bangladesh with the state government in mix that- who so ever crosses the border knowingly or unknowingly will be dealt under a separate strong law & will be punished heavily. No more trespasses inside our Matru-Bhumi please.
The problem is water channels & the river-ways which are difficult to be bordered. Using drones could solve our problems. Much like in the US-Mexico Border.
The US government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretch. Under the new approach, Predators sweep remote mountains, canyons and rivers with a high-resolution video camera and return within three days for another video in the same spot. The two videos are then overlaid for analysts who use sophisticated software to identify tiny changes– perhaps the tracks of a farmer or cows, perhaps those of immigrants who entered the country illegally or a drug-laden. This could be costly but believe me we need this more than F-16 fighter planes.
The next step should be to flushing out the already present illegal Bangladeshi immigrants inside Bengal. Now this decision requires courage conviction & firm resolution. But Narendra Modi has that kind of mandate and support from people of India. Each & every district of Bengal and each lanes & by-lanes should be looked & mapped.
Ration cards should be linked with Aadhar and every bogus Ration card holder should be interrogated by central investigation agencies. A Govt survey on population and the change in demography pattern could be undertaken. Hindus who have migrated from villages of Birbhum and Nadia should be resettled and adequate security should be given to them.
In fact, I would urge Modi govt to go one step further & formulate laws for Bangladeshi Hindus to settle in Bengal. Even Kolkata the capital of Bengal is undergoing a radical Islamisation. The Gullies & Mohallas of Topsia Park circus Metiabruz are swarming with anti India elements. Illegal drug smuggling and arms business are flourishing. Bomb making factories are sprouting in the heart of city like wild grass in botanical garden. You can see an entirely different India if you visit one of these areas during Friday Jumma Namaaz. Much like in Kashmir where inflammatory slogans are shouted from mosques and call for Jihad is made.
The funding of Madrassas and their teachings should be closely monitored. It is here that the seeds of Jihadi ideology is sown. TMC’s MPs like Idris Ali and Hasan should be questioned for their Jamati links. They were the ones who organised a massive pro Yakub Memon rally in posh area of South Kolkata at the time of his hanging.
Illegal Bangladeshis which are caught in the due process should be deported without thinking much about the secular and Award Wapsi brigade. Let them return some more awards. Let the NGOs & human rights activist cry at top of their voice. Let the international propaganda news outlet publish anti-India article. That should not deter Narendra Modi and his govt. Bengal needs to be saved and that is all which is to be kept in mind.
Awareness is another important segment- lot of orthodox Bangalis who are not on social media are completely misled by local news channel particularly by ABP Ananda. According to their editor in chief Suman De they are trying to maintain ‘communal’ harmony among people so they are not showing in details about the incident. Strange! Very strange! Hence, an independent Bengali news media is need of the hour. A very important step which could change the process of thinking among locals.
Lastly the local Bengali Hindus must wake up from their slumber. Enough of this Bhadralok attitude & false secular ‘Bhaichara’. They must remember Secularism is a two way street. Our ancient & greatly revered Bengali culture is in danger.
Its time to get your act together my fellow Bangalis & stand united behind the country & not your false & flawed model of ‘inclusive’ Bengal & ‘secular’ Bengal.