September 30, 2020

Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh Equates Visva-Bharati Violence to Destruction of Bamiyan Buddha by Taliban



Ghosh said that the dreams of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who had established the Visva-Bharati, have been shattered but no protest by intellectuals was seen.

Ghosh mentioned that the desires of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who had established the Visva-Bharati, have been shattered however no protest by intellectuals was seen.

Political violence has reached new heights within the state to forestall democratic actions by opposition events,and leaders and staff are being implicated in false instances, Ghosh claimed.

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West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Friday likened the tearing down of a gate in Visva-Bharati college by protestors final week to the destruction of Buddha statues at Bamiyan in Afghanistan by the Taliban in 2001. “Divisive forces” haven’t spared the college based by Rabindranath Tagore, however most of West Bengal’s intellectuals didn’t protest towards the violence at Visva-Bharati and selected to stay non-committal, Ghosh alleged.

“Visva-Bharati’s gate and boundary wall had been pulled down in a Taliban-style assault. It’s just like the destruction atBamiyan in Afghanistan,” he mentioned. Hundreds of native individuals, allegedly on the instigation of ruling Trinamool Congress leaders, on August 17tore down a gate of the central college to protest towards the development of a boundary wall by the institute round aground the place 125-year-old Poush Mela was once held yearly.


The college had additionally determined to not maintain the honest this 12 months. Historic sandstone statues of Buddha at Bamiyan had been destroyed by the Taliban in 2001 that created a furore acrossthe world.

The state BJP president claimed that those that had been concerned within the violence at Visva-Bharati are the identical who vandalised Bengal Renaissance icon Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar’sbust in Kolkata earlier than the Lok Sabha elections. A bust of the schooling and social reformer was destroyed in Could final 12 months throughout clashes between TMC and BJP activists when Amit Shah, who was president of the saffron celebration at the moment, was holding a roadshow within the metropolis.

The 2 events accused one another being liable for the vandalism. Ghosh mentioned that the desires of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who had established the Visva-Bharati,have been shattered however no protest by intellectuals was seen.

“Maybe their devotion to Rabindranath is just for present,” he mentioned at a webinar on Divisive forces in West Bengal. The intellectuals have written an open letter on the violence, “however it’s not clear from it whether or not they’re opposing the incidents that happened at Visva Bharati or not,” Ghosh mentioned.

The BJP has accused the Trinamool Congress of engineering the acts of vandalism at Visva-Bharati. Political violence has reached new heights within the state to forestall democratic actions by opposition events,and leaders and staff are being implicated in false instances,Ghosh claimed.

Alleging that lockdown dates within the state had been designed to forestall individuals from celebrating the “bhoomi pujan”for the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya or the Ganesh Chaturthi competition, he claimed that the Hindus had been being disadvantaged of their rights in West Bengal. The BJP MP mentioned that whereas different states wish to maintain the NEET examinations as per schedule, the ruling celebration in West Bengal was opposing it.

“There are makes an attempt to take West Bengal in a route reverse to that being taken by the remainder of the nation.Makes an attempt had been being made to make individuals of West Bengal feelthat they aren’t a part of the nation, Ghosh claimed.

Unlawful immigrants from Bangladesh and Rohingyas are being welcomed to the state, Prashant Kishor has been introduced in from Bihar to strategise the ballot marketing campaign of Trinamool Congress, however the prime minister or the Union dwelling minister or chief ministers of different states usually are not welcome right here, he alleged. “Individuals have to maneuver the court docket to get permission for holding Durga puja within the state. Makes an attempt are on to show West Bengal into Western Bangladesh,” Ghosh claimed.

Claiming that 1.5 crore individuals had been made refugees throughout independence, he expressed apprehension that six crore Bengalis may change into refugees once more in their very own nation and take refuge in different states, “owing to makes an attempt to divide the nation once more.” “We should always change into energetic to forestall one other such division,” he mentioned. RSS chief Jishnu Basu mentioned that division of the nation in 1947 had precipitated the loss of life of 20 lakh individuals andlakhs of girls and youngsters suffered atrocities.

“Shyama Prasad Mukherjee had performed a key position in conserving West Bengal inside India,” Basu mentioned. He claimed that there was a conspiracy to undermine the position of Mukherjee for the nation’s integrity.

“Many a long time after independence, Kolkata Port has been named after him as a tribute,” he mentioned.

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