Bengal situation highly dangerous for Hindu society: VHP

Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Calling the West Bengal situation “highly dangerous” for the Hindu society due to the discriminatory attitude of the Mamata Banerjee-led government in the state, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday asked the Chief Minister to desist from making statements opposing the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The VHP described as a ploy to “escape the NRC net” Bengal Chief Minister’s public statement asking people to file FIRs in police stations if they don’t have vital personal documents.
Addressing a media conference here, VHP International General Secretary Milind Parande claimed the situation in the state has become ‘highly dangerous’ for the Hindu society due to the discriminatory attitude of the Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government.
“The situation in West Bengal has become highly dangerous for the Hindu society due to the discriminatory attitude of the Mamata Banerjee headed state government.
“In a series of disturbing anti-Hindu actions of the chief minister is her open statement asking the people to file FIRs in nearby police stations about losing their personal documents. This statement is very surprising. It signifies that even if a document is not lost an FIR can be filed.
“She also said ‘everyone knows that floods are common in West Bengal where documents can be lost’. A chief minister making such statement is unthinkable.”
Alleging that such open statements “detrimental to the country’s internal security” by a person holding the high constitutional office of the chief minister were “highly dangerous”, Parande asked Banerjee to desist from making such blunt statements about the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
He claimed hundreds of cases of love jihad have taken place in the state, while the one-sided police actions of the Banerjee government have resulted in attacks by ‘riotous mobs’ in areas like Kaliachak in Malda district and Dhulagarh in Howrah.
He also dismissed Banerjee’s statement that no NRC exercise would take place in the state, or anywhere else in the country as the one in Assam was mandated by the Assam accord of 1985.
Denying Banerjee’s charge that the Sangh Parivar organizations were merely using the NRC issue as a part of their propaganda, he said: “This is not a case of propaganda. It is related to how our resources are used, how internal security is ensured.
“NRC is a must. Crores of infiltrators are eating into our limited resources,” he said.
While talking on the issue, he also referred to the statement of National Minority Commission Vice Chairman George Kurien about the need for probe into ‘love jihad’ cases in Kerala.
Stating that his organization would take up an awareness program in the state on the NRC, Parande said: “We will give a fillip to the NRC movement.”
Parande assured the Hindus that those members of the community coming from anywhere in the world where they are minorities would be given ‘complete shelter’, ‘protection’ and citizenship in India.
“At the same time, Muslims coming from countries like Bangladesh and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar would be treated as infiltrators and should be evicted from Bharat,” he said.
He said passing of an amendment of the Citizenship Act was a necessity to ‘protect’ Hindus coming from various countries in future and also those already staying in India before the NRC exercise.

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