Kolkata: As the nation mourns the martyrs of Pathankot who fell to Pakistani bullets defending their mother land, it is the Ghazal’s of Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali that is all on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
After Shiv Sena protest forced the cancellation of the Ghazal singer’s programme in Mumbai, Mamata extended her invitation to Ali with much zeal and enthusiasm which vanished completely when it comes to deal with the Muslim rioters who unleashed communal horror in Malda.
The CM apart from praising Ghulam Ali’s performance went to the extent of inviting the singer for another concert, seen by many as a move to appease the Muslim community to reap political mileage for the upcoming 2016 Assembly polls in the state.
History clearly depicts that appeasement policies have only led to a war and bloodshed. It is the appeasement policy followed by England that emboldened Hitler and sparked the Second World War.
On the other hand, the distance between Mamata Banerjee and Mukul Roy seems to be narrowing as the duo shared the same car and sat next to each other at the concert.
West Bengal with 30% Muslim vote is ripe for political parties to play the communal card. The ugly communal politics played by the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool government has emboldened the Islamic radicals to orchestrate the Malda carnage.
Mamata Banertjee, the self-proclaimed pillar of secularism, tried her best to cover up the riots by claiming it to be a mere BSF vs People brawl. The evidences like charred vehicles and damaged Kaliachak police station has been restored overnight to destroy vital evidence.
Media reports revealed that despite leaflet announcing the congregation appeared three weeks earlier the state government did not initiate any steps and even asked the police to go slow when thousands of Muslim rioters went on the rampage and attacked a Hindu locality.
The media and the so called intellectuals who went on a marathon award returning race over the Dadri killing and branding India intolerant, unsafe for Muslims etc turned deaf and blind this time.
The recent Malda riot has left a scar on the Hindu community and it is not far when they will say enough is enough.
Report: Monishankar Choudhury