See articles below from NDTV, Hindu Samhati blog, Hindustan Times and Zee TV on how medieval sexual slavery and ISIS type situation exists in West Bengal… it is just matter of connecting the dots.
(Note: Sonagachi in Kolkata is the biggest red light district in Asia with 16,000 brought in as minor girls and 11,000 children of the girls. West Bengal is biggest supplier of minor girls to India’s red light districts and to middle east where minor girls from ages11-15 are simply picked up off streets or allured and forced and many killed when they resist).
This is the state that gave India, Philosopher, Poet, Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Scientist Jagadisha Chandra Bose, Patriot and freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose, God Realized soul Ramakrishna Paramahsa and Swami Vivekananda.
NDTV: A trip to a part of Bengal (Sandeshkhali) where humans are bought and sold everyday
Kolkata: It takes about two hours by road and then a boat to reach Sandeshkhali, an island in the Sunderbans. This area is infamous for the conflict between its residents and tigers. Now, it has a bigger problem to contend with – human trafficking.
In a reply to a Lok Sabha question on missing people last month, the Minister of State for Home Affairs shared some shocking data from across the country. In the last one year, 14,000 adults and children have disappeared from West Bengal. Most of them are believed to have been swallowed up by the huge trafficking trade that is accustomed to treating West Bengal as its catchment area.
The statistics shared by the government: More than 8000 girls have disappeared, another 5500 males have also been reported missing by their families.
Buyers refer to villages like Sandeshkhali as “a source area.” In the last 10 years, virtually every household has a mother waiting for a daughter to return. Sandeshkhali was devastated by cyclone Aila in 2009. The natural disasters in this area have left it ravaged physically and emotionally. The region has been drenched in poverty for years. That makes it vulnerable to any offer that promises money, even if it entails sending young children to far away cities.
A mother talks to us about her 16-year-old daughter who left home six years ago when she was promised a job in Hyderabad. The family was told by the middlemen who collected the teen that a part of her salary would be sent home every month. They have never heard from their daughter after that. “They took her for a year but Durga Puja came, Kali Puja came… year after year passed but she never returned,” says the woman in a small thatched house. She has four children including two girls at home with her still. Their monthly income is Rs.1000 – an amount that means when the next buyer arrives, it may not be possible to turn him down.
Remote villages like this one have an established kingpin – in this case, a man named Hari – who serves as the middleman between families here and those in cities who will sell the women into prostitution or to agencies that supply domestic help. When confronted, Hari threatened us and tried to take our camera away. Hari sells the girls to the nearest town. From there, they are traded several times over before they arrive in big cities. Those who are not sold to brothels end up with employment agencies who supply domestic help to homes in Delhi. Many agencies ensure they collect the salaries from employers, ensuring that the help receives no money. Without any resources in a strange and large city, there are few ways to return home or seek help for a better living.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed state governments to set up special Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs) in every district. In West Bengal this initiative was meant to begin three years ago. Each unit is supposed to have a minimum of five persons equipped with camera, cellphones and a vehicle. The need for these cells was felt after a report by the National Human Rights Commission which said in 2006 that nearly 45,000 children go missing every year in India.
Story First Published: April 04, 2012 10:15 IST
When I saw Sandeshkhali my thoughts went to previously post that it is being ruled by one Shahjahan Sheikh – whose entire aim in life is to persecute the Hindus .
When some Hindus had dared to vote for Modi ji last year as a last hope to end there sufferings, they had suffered extreme brutalities after the election results were out by Shahjahan Sheikh and his men.
It had forced the BJP central leadership to send a team there – but once the team left the regular killings and daily brutalities continued. Law and order is a state subject and the centre can do little.
‘TMC, Jamaat leaders terrorise BJP cadre in Bengal border (Sandeshkhali) areas’
- Updated: Jun 14, 2014 01:31 IST
A section of Trinamool Congress leaders patronised Islamic fundamentalist group activists and even shared the dais with one who infiltrated from Bangladesh, a central BJP team that visited Sandeshkhali in West Bengal on May 31 has said in a report to party president and home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday.
“It may be recalled that last August it was reported that a certain section among TMC leaders were also harbouring activists and criminals of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh, who had crossed over to West Bengal to create communal tension and fan fundamentalist ideas.
Some of these elements have openly canvassed for the TMC during the last elections and one of them, Abdul Barik Biswas, was seen on a dais with Trinamool MLA Debasree Roy,” the report says.
Refusing to comment on the charges, Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee said, “No matter what they say, the BJP remains a party whose allegations are so baseless that they warrant no reply from us.”
A six-member BJP team led by party vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi went to the area near the Bangladesh border on May 31 following an attack by Trinamool supporters on a crowd of BJP supporters celebrating Narendra Modi’s swearing-in on May 27.
The four-page report says the attacks were not just a fight between two political parties but a larger conspiracy to spread terror in the border region through “a nexus of Islamic groups, smuggling mafia, terror elements and TMC goons”.
WB BJP wants central team to visit Sandeshkhali after clash
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – 18:16
Kolkata: The West Bengal unit of BJP on Wednesday requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to send a central team to the state in connection with yesterday`s clash at Basirhat`s Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas between BJP and TMC supporters which had left several BJP workers injured.
State BJP president Rahul Sinha alleged that the BJP workers were targeted and shot at by TMC goons in Sandeshkhali as people had favoured BJP during the Lok Sabha elections in the area.
“We have informed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about what happened in Sandeskhali yesterday. He has expressed shock over the barbaric incident. We have also requested a central team headed by Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju be sent to the area at the earliest to take stock of the lawlessness in the state,” Sinha said.
Several BJP supporters and a few TMC workers were injured in yesterday`s clash in Sandeshkhali`s Halderbheri area. Around five persons, with bullet injuries, were rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
The BJP state president also said his repeated attempts to contact West Bengal Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra proved futile and that Mitra was acting in a biased manner, not giving due importance to the complaints of BJP workers being attacked.
“We have been trying to contact the Chief Secretary since this morning and after more than 30 calls to his office, we could not get through to him. Every time an official picks up and says he is busy in a meeting with the Chief Minister,” said Sinha.
Be it the Salims or Shahjahan Seikhs , parts of Bengal are being ruled by radical Islamist dons and women are being bought and sold openly.