Central Secretary-General of the Vishva Hindu Parishad Milind Parande.
New Delhi: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has demanded the violence, arson, and looting in West Bengal must be stopped forthwith.
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, the VHP said.
Expressing his concern over numerous forms of non-stop attacks that started during the counting of votes in the state, Central Secretary-General of the Vishva Hindu Parishad 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,” Parande said.
“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 destroye, he added.
Expressing VHP’s deepest condolences to the victims of the violence, the VHP Secretary-General demanded that the state government must immediately stop the orgy of violence and take stern action against the perpetrators.
He also said that now the Central Government should take the unresponsive attitude of the State Government seriously and take befitting 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,” the VHP leader said.
He also warned that in such circumstances the Hindu society also has the full right of self-defense, which it will use. (PR)