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Mamata’s Muslim surpass has turned into crooked appeasement

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  • July 6, 2017
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Bengal is on the fringe of a communal conflagration. The communal clashes in Baduria which has led to a war of words between the Chief Minister and Governor were triggered by a posting on Facebook. There were comments on the social media about the Great Calcutta Killing of 1946. In the incident, thousands were killed and the incident was triggered by Muslim League leader MA Jinnah’s call to observe August 16 that year as “Direct Action Day” for attaining Pakistan.

Comments on this incident are circulating in the social media which leads to the question whether they are being intentionally done. West Bengal especially the southern part has witnessed communal clashes. A communal clash has been reported almost every fortnight especially from the Howrah, Hooghly and 24 Parganas. The population of Hindus in Bangladesh has already fallen from 37 to 8 percent since independence.

This brings us to the question whether the mighty appeasement policy of Mamata Banerjee has led to such rioting. The rioting has been brazen in nature. A communal riot can trigger off at the slightest of provocation. Many have accused Mamata of appeasing the Muslim community which constitutes 30 per cent of the vote bank. She understood the importance of Muslim support during the Nandigram agitation of 2007. There was police firing during the protest and the CPI (M) recaptured the area. In all this, the Muslim support for Mamata swayed in her favour.

The West Bengal government was quick to ban the telecast of a drama that was scripted by Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen. The ban was in place after some Muslim fundamentalists raised objections. She also barred the entry of Salman Rushide into Kolkata after protests were staged. Further, she went on to make Urdu the second official language in districts where Muslims comprise more than 10 percent of the population.

However, there was a price to pay and this championing of the cause turned into complete cynical appeasement. She fell trap to the Muslim leaders who never let anyone take them for granted. They can assure her of a 30 per cent vote bank as they hold sway over the masses. Allegations of land grab have been reported several times. Government land to has been acquired illegally while the state administration watched like mute spectators.

Bengal is on the fringe of a communal conflagration. The communal clashes in Baduria which has led to a war of words between the Chief Minister and Governor were triggered by a posting on Facebook. There were comments on the social media about the Great Calcutta Killing of 1946. In the incident, thousands were killed and the incident was triggered by Muslim League leader MA Jinnah's call to observe August 16 that year as "Direct Action Day" for attaining Pakistan. Comments on this incident are circulating in the social media which leads to the question whether they are being intentionally done. West Bengal especially the southern part has witnessed communal clashes. A communal clash has been reported almost every fortnight especially from the Howrah, Hooghly and 24 Parganas. The population of Hindus in Bangladesh has already fallen from 37 to 8 percent since independence. This brings us to the question whether the mighty appeasement policy of Mamata Banerjee has led to such rioting. The rioting has been brazen in nature. A communal riot can trigger off at the slightest of provocation. Many have accused Mamata of appeasing the Muslim community which constitutes 30 per cent of the vote bank. She understood the importance of Muslim support during the Nandigram agitation of 2007. There was police firing during the protest and the CPI (M) recaptured the area. In all this, the Muslim support for Mamata swayed in her favour. The West Bengal government was quick to ban the telecast of a drama that was scripted by Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen. The ban was in place after some Muslim fundamentalists raised objections. She also barred the entry of Salman Rushide into Kolkata after protests were staged. Further, she went on to make Urdu the second official language in districts where Muslims comprise more than 10 percent of the population. [ads1] However, there was a price to pay and this championing of the cause turned into complete cynical appeasement. She fell trap to the Muslim leaders who never let anyone take them for granted. They can assure her of a 30 per cent vote bank as they hold sway over the masses. Allegations of land grab have been reported several times. Government land to has been acquired illegally while the state administration watched like mute spectators.

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