‘Innocence of Muslims’ sparks protest in Kolkata. Employees evacuated from Kolkata US Consulate office Hindu Existence
Muslims invaded Kolkata to protest over anti-Islam Film and marched towards in US Consulate Office to frighten all concernedHE KOLKATA BUREAU | 28 Sept. 2012 :: Now, it has been proved that the Muslims of Bengal can invade Kolkata as per their wish and can capture Kolkata in a moment. On 27-09-2012, at least 50000 Muslims from southern districts of 24 Parganas, Howrah , Hoogly, Nadia, Mushidabad and East Medinipur marched towards the American Centre (American Consulate) at Kolkata to protest against an anti-Islam video/film and to demand that the US authorities apologise for it. While Mr Pathasarathi Ghosh, Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police, ascertained 40-50 thousand gathering in this anti US congregation, the organizers claimed that at least 100000 devout Muslims participated in the largest protest ever in the recent time against the anti Islamic film, “Innocence of Muslims”.
The protestors, belonging to Muslim organisations, including All India Minorities Forum (AIMF), All-Bengal Minorities Youth Federation, All Bengal Minority Council, Furfura Sarrif Seva Foundation, Sunnatul Jamayet Committee, All India Milli Council, Jamiate Ulemaye Bangla, Furfura Sharif Minority Committee, West Bengal Madrasha Union and some 12-14 other fundamental Muslim groups, broke barricades, street decors and tried to approach the highly-fortified American Centre on Chowringee, but were stopped some distance away tactfully, police sources said. However, the huge gathering forced the Consulate authorities to evacuate all the employees of this American high office to avoid any untoward incidents.
The protest grid-locked traffic bumper-to-bumper on Chowringhee and C R avenue in central Kolkata and had a ripple effect elsewhere, including the south and the north in the Kolkata metropolis.
The protesters raised the slogans against the American, Israel and Indian authorities in a row for their blasphemous and Anti Islamic activities as alleged. They demanded immediate ban on the impugned anti Islamic film as well as prosecute the makers of the film which tampered the character of Prophet Mohammad. The protesters carried the placards demanding the ” DEATH OF BARACK OBAMA’ and “IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF AMERICAN BASES FROM ISLAMIC COUNTRIES”.
The protesters coming from the urban Kolkata, Rajarhat, Mograhat, Bashirhat, Berachanpa areas frightened the common public and broke traffic rules in many places, when they were gathering to the congregation in matadors and other conveyance with bamboo sticks and iron rods etc. with them.
After protesting against the American Consulates in Chennai and Bangalore, the aggrieved Muslim protesters boomed in Kolkata for their rights to show the Islamic might over the infidels of Kolkata.