Just when one thought it couldn’t get worse, it actually did in the volatile state of Bengal. A BJP student activist, who went to attend the activists injured in the firing that occurred against the protesters of the Urdu imposition in Bengali schools, was not only abducted from the hospital by TMC goons in broad daylight, but also beaten up in the TMC office.
It all began when Ashutosh Jha, a BJP student activist, had visited the injured BJP cadres in the Maniktala ESI hospital situated in Kolkata, last Saturday. As he began to step out of the premises, some TMC workers abducted him in broad daylight and took him to the TMC headquarters, where he was assaulted brutally with sticks and iron rods, even pipes for that matter. The police present at the scene tried to intervene, only to be met with vicious assaults.
This incident was reported by a fellow BJP youth wing leader, Pratyush Singh, who not only rescued him, but also brought him to safety. At present, Ashutosh is admitted in the hospital, and has suffered internal injuries as well, with blood clots around his brain. As of now, the police is yet to register an FIR and is awaiting the medical reports from the hospital.
This incident only confirms the fact: Bengal is now a failed state officially. The fact that such a dastardly incident took place, and no protest or even a police complaint was registered, reeks of the blatant fascism Mamata Bannerjee is actually promoting in her state. If a party’s cadre has this much audacity to openly abduct an opposition activist, beat the hell out of him and get away with it, you know the state is in complete chaos, somewhat on the lines of UP in late 80s.
Mysteriously, no media portal is ready to even talk about this, forget giving a decent coverage. Every mainstream news portal is dead silent on this issue. Not even a month has been over since Umar Khalid of a possible attack on himself, and the entire media swooped down on the Central Government, as if PM Modi had declared Emergency 2.0 and India an unofficial dictator state. Is the time of selective outrage? Ironically, it is BJP, who is labeled fascist!
They say, what Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow. Thankfully India didn’t completely emulate the thought of the communist influenced politics that destroyed this once beautiful state completely, or else it would’ve been worse. We do hope that Ashutosh’s attackers are brought into justice and we humbly request the Central Government to take suo motu cognizance of the issue.