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Chronology of recent major riots in West Bengal

• Army was called to control Muslim rioters in Kolkata in November, 2007. Muslim goons in the city looted Hindu shops and had beaten-up policemen in protest against writer, Taslima Nasreen’s bold view about Islam.

• Dlanghata riot on July 14, 2010. In Dalanghata near Diamond Harbour, Rath Festival was in full swing on 13 July. Muslim youths were misbehaving with Hindu girls. One Hindu girl of Bahadurpur slapped a Muslim boy for molesting her. The Muslims could not tolerate this. More than 50 buses and jeeps have been damaged.

• Riot broke out at Santipur in Nadia district following the brutal incident of rapes of three Hindu girls by Muslim goons in June, 2010.

• Panchthupi Riot in Murshidabad on April 14, 2010 onwards. The clash started when some Muslim boys spat on the Hindu devotees of Shiva on the day of Charak Puja. These devotees were drinking water from a tube well.

• Later, riots spread in adjoining villages Kutirampur, Babunia, Bhagabangola in June, 2010. Murshidabad District Mag…

HINDU TEMPLES DESECRATED, MARKETS LOOTED,

ON the evening of September 6, after Iftar, Muslims assembled in the Deganga Mosque (Basirhat SD, North 24 Parganas) and proceeded to a number of Hindu areas, looted and ransacked many Hindu shops and Hindu temples, severely beat up many Hindus, torched 4 public buses. The life of the whole stretch from Berachapa to Kadamgachi has been frozen.
Shani Temple of Kartickpur and Kali Temple of Deganga Biplabi Colony desecrated and ransacked by the rioting Muslims. Arup Ghosh, Officer in Charge of Deganga police station is seriously injured by the rampaging Muslims. His head and hand have been fractured. Several other policemen also injured. Police had to fire to control the Muslim mob, but with no effect.
The dispute started when some fanatic Muslims started to dig the passage of a Durga Temple in Chattal Pally village which is situated just beside the Deganga Police Station. This Durga Temple is at least 25 year old. In the past, Muslims tried many times to stop the Durgapuja. Hindus re…