The memories of partition-era violence have not just been buried by our eminent historians, left-liberal intellectuals and secular politicians, they have also distorted those horrific events by painting Hindus like Veer Savarkar as the villain or through propaganda anti-Hindu TV serials like Tamas.
Having learned nothing from history, Hindu society slept as the events of partition were repeated in anti-Hindu pogroms of 1950 & 1964 in East Pakistan; in the 1971 genocide which claimed 2.4 million Hindu lives and led to Bangladesh War of Liberation; in the genocide of Kashmiri Hindus in 1990; and are being repeated to this day in the gradual religious cleansing of remaining Hindus of Bangladesh and Pakistan, and exoduses of Hindus from multiple pockets of Bharat.
Direct Action Day – 16 August 1946 – was a day on which Mohammed Ali Jinnah urged his Muslim League workers to take ‘direct action’ to press their demand for Pakistan. It was a signal for Islamist barbarity to be let loose on an unsuspecting Hindu population of Kolkata, anesthetized as they were from reality due to Gandhian indoctrination.
Rabindranath Dutta (92) is a survivor of that painful day and the equally horrific Noakhali riots that followed in October-November 1946. In a video shared by journalist Abhijit Majumder, Shri Dutta recounts the horrors he witnessed –
Majumder’s tweet thread summarizes the conversation he had with Rabindranath Dutta –
“August 16, 1946. Direct Action Day. Survivor of #DIrectActionDay and Noakhali riots, Rabindranath Dutta (92) recalls how naked, butchered bodies of H (Hindu) women were hung from hooks at Raja Bazar beef shops. Victoria College girls were raped, killed and bodies tied to hostel windows.
Rabindranath Dutta told me how he stood watching heaps of slaughtered H bodies during 1946 #NoakhaliRiots, pools of blood around his heels. Most women’s bodies had breasts missing, just black bite marks at those places and the genitals. It is hard to even listen to his accounts.
After his wife died, Rabindranath Dutta sold her ornaments to self-publish 12-13 books on #DirectActionDay, Noakhali massacre, and 1971 genocide. First-hand experiences, rare research. He says nobody in Bengal gave a damn…no politician, media, publisher, activist, or filmmaker.”
And today, the degeneracy in our Hindu society is such that we have a ‘Hindu’ film director, who also happens to be a TMC MLA, making propaganda movies showing Hindus as oppressors of Muslims.