Ghosh stated 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 stop 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 were pulled down in a Taliban-style attack. It is like the destruction atBamiyan in Afghanistan,” he stated. Thousands 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 used to be held yearly.






The college had additionally determined not to maintain the honest this yr. Ancient 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 training and social reformer was destroyed in May final yr throughout clashes between TMC and BJP activists when Amit Shah, who was president of the saffron social gathering at the moment, was holding a roadshow within the metropolis.

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

“Perhaps their devotion to Rabindranath is only for show,” he stated at a webinar on Divisive forces in West Bengal. The intellectuals have written an open letter on the violence, “but it is not clear from it whether they are opposing the incidents that took place at Visva Bharati or not,” Ghosh stated.

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 stop 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 stop individuals from celebrating the “bhoomi pujan”for the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya or the Ganesh Chaturthi pageant, he claimed that the Hindus had been being disadvantaged of their rights in West Bengal. The BJP MP stated that whereas different states need to maintain the NEET examinations as per schedule, the ruling social gathering in West Bengal was opposing it.

“There are attempts to take West Bengal in a direction opposite to that being taken by the rest of the country.Attempts were being made to make people of West Bengal feelthat they are not part of the country, Ghosh claimed.

Illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and Rohingyas are being welcomed to the state, Prashant Kishor has been brought in from Bihar to strategise the poll campaign of Trinamool Congress, but the prime minister or the Union home minister or chief ministers of other states are not welcome here, he alleged. “People have to transfer the courtroom to get permission for holding Durga puja within the state. Attempts are on to flip West Bengal into Western Bangladesh,” Ghosh claimed.

Claiming that 1.5 crore people were made refugees during independence, he expressed apprehension that six crore Bengalis might become refugees again in their own country and take refuge in other states, “owing to makes an attempt to divide the nation once more.” “We ought to grow to be energetic to stop one other such division,” he said. RSS leader Jishnu Basu said that division of the country in 1947 had caused the death of 20 lakh people andlakhs of women and children suffered atrocities.

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

“Many many years after independence, Kolkata Port has been named after him as a tribute,” he stated.


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