Virat Hindustan Sangam, a non-political organization of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, MP, Bharatiya Janata Party, creates another history in Bengal. Before puja this year, the police administration announced prohibition of Durga idol immersion on the day of Vijayadashami (11th Oct) after 4 pm in the evening, stating that the administration does not want any communal disharmony, as Muharram is scheduled to be observed on the next day, that is 12th Oct. This created agitation and turmoil amongst the Hindu community in West Bengal. Several people and organizations appealed to the court against this.
As per suggestion given by Advocate Gaurab Kumar Basu (State General Secretary, VHS, Bengal), a writ application was filed on 3rd October, being W.P. 24741 (W) of 2016, challenging the prohibitory order passed by different police stations prohibiting the Hindu Community at large to immerse Durga idols on the day of Vijayadashami after 4 pm in the evening.
Mr. Sandip Bera being aggrieved and dissatisfied with the unreasonable restrictions by the police authorities filed a writ application. Advocate Gaurab Kumar Basu had challenged the prohibitory order imposed by the police mainly on the ground that the restriction imposed by the police authorities have infringed and or violated Article 25 of the Constitution of India. The matter came up for hearing before Hon’ble Justice, Dipankar Dutta.
Today, on 6th October 2016, the court has given the verdict in favour of the petitioners. This is another achievement performed by Dr. Subramanian Swamy’s Bengal team. Last year, the same organization observed a silent protest rally, demanding declassification of Netaji files (organised by Gaurab Kumar Basu, Saptarshi Basu and Bibek Roy), where six family members of Netaji, including the BJP 2016 contestant Chandra Kumar Bose was also present.
This order was challenged by the state in Kolkata High court. On 10th October, the division bench of the Kokata high court upheld the the single Judge order and refused to strike off the remarks of the Single Judge on “minority appeasement”.
As per the VHS state heads, Sumita Basu and Indranil Banerjee, Virat Hindustan Sangam aims to fight against corruption, communalism and mis-administration through lawful ways. The people of Bengal, in general, do not want any communal disharmony, however, only due to vested interest of some political leaders, this forced discrimination is being created in Bengal.