Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh is the founder of Hindu Samhati, a new Hindu grassroots organisation that has created a much needed resistance in West Bengal against a wave of Islamic encroachment and aggression that we are all aware of.
Since the dark days of the Emergency, Sri Tapan Kumar Ghosh has been a full-time Hindu activist, community organizer and human rights campaigner for the past 36 years.
Sri Ghosh has been a RSS Swayamsevak from the early age of 13 and has been a Pracharak since 1976. He trained under the eminent personalities of Sri Guruji Golwalkar and Sri Bhaurao-ji Deoras.
In 1975, Sri Ghosh had plunged into the Satyagraha (led by Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan) against the draconian Emergency. He courted civil arrest and was imprisoned for 3 months in Alipore Presidency Jail in Kolkata.
As Pracharak, Sri Ghosh was assigned as Burdwan District Organiser of RSS from 1976 to 1981. During this period, for the first time he directly saw the atrocities of the Islamic fundamentalists upon Hindus in rural Bengal. His first struggle against might, clout and criminality started in the villages of Purbasthali P.S. of Burdwan dist. Finally Hindus won the battle. Criminality of Muslim fundamentalists had bow down their head. In fact, this struggle and victory formed the basis of BJP’s popularity in Purbasthali area.
For 6 months he was in charge of Bankura district, and for one year he was in charge of South 24 Parganas district. Then in the end of 1982, Sri Ghosh was given responsibility of West Bengal State Organising Secretary of ABVP, the premier student organization of Bharat. Those were the tumultuous days of Assam Movement. Sri Ghosh successfully coordinated between Assam and rest of Bharat. One milestone of the movement was a “National Covention on Infiltration” on 12-13 February in Kolkata attended by Justice H. R. Khanna, Ram Jethmalani, Prafulla Mahanta, Bal Apte and others.
In July 1986, Sri Ghosh returned back to RSS (after about a 12 year stint in ABVP), and was given twin responsibilities of Vibhag Pracharak (of 2 districts: Howrah and Hooghly) and Prant Prachar Pramukh.
After a successful effort to close a large cattle-slaughterhouse in Howrah, he was given the responsibility to 24 Parganas as Vibhag Pracharak. This Vibhag consists of 2 districts viz. North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas.
In Basanti block in South 24 Parganas District, he led the direct resistance action in Sonakhali which was initially triggered by the deaths of 4 Hindu activists. Sri Ashok Singhal ji personally visited the district to commend the Hindu resistance.
Sri.Ghosh was requested to go to Delhi in July 2001, with the new responsibility of North Zonal-in-charge of the VHP youth wing (Bajrang Dal). He was in-charge of 5 states: Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
Sri Tapan Ghosh served as Bajrang Dal’s North Zonal head (Indraprastha Kshetra Samyojak) for 4 years until July 2005.
In 2005, the youth wing started a unique program in Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir province. He was chief-in-charge of that program. Its name is “Budha Amarnath Yatra”.
Poonch is a district in Hindu-majority Jammu region of the Muslim-majority J & K state. But in Poonch district, the Hindus and Sikhs constitute only 8 percent of the population. Hindu emigration from Poonch district was going on steadily, further depleting the Hindu population. Poonch district was on the verge of becoming Hindu-less. After a lot of touring and surveying in Poonch, the Bajrang Dal youth volunteers discovered an almost abandoned but ancient temple named “Budha Amarnath temple”. They started a 7-day yatra, a distance of 250 kms. The response was unbelievable. The whole town came to the ground every evening to welcome the yatris. Within 2 years, the town got a new look. New shops, business centers, hotels opened. The traditional ‘Dasnami Akhada’, the base camp of the yatra, built a large hall where seven hundred people can sleep. Indian Army helped tremendously to protect the yatra, as if they were eagerly waiting for it. Within 3 years, the Yatra became extremely popular to the local people of Rajouri and Poonch districts. People started thronging the temple throughout the year. The persons who left Poonch for the fear of Muslim militants, started to come back. Further migration almost stopped. After a long time, ‘Vande Mataram’ filled the air again. Every person of Poonch town, child to old, recognised Sri Tapan Ghosh due to this yatra.
In July 2005, Sri Tapan Ghosh was again transferred to Kolkata with the responsibility of Eastern Zonal-in-charge of the youth wing. This time his responsibility was of West Bengal, Sikkim and 7 North-Eastern states including Assam.
Again the struggle continued. The first battle was in Sandeshkhali, a notorious den of Muslim fundamentalists and criminals of North 24 Parganas district. 16 Hindu workers (including one housewife) were severely beaten up and injured. Police and administration were openly on the side of the Muslim criminals. They arrested 15 injured Hindu youths and slapped false cases on them. They had to spend one month in jail.
The situation in Bengal and North Eastern states along with Bangladesh is critical and is of paramount importance, strategically. To resist this catastrophe more aggressively and effectively, and create a better regional support structure within the Bengalis, Sri Tapan Ghosh formed “Hindu Samhati” (meaning: “Hindu Solidarity”) on 14th February 2008. Its aim is to inspire and empower Hindu youths to fight against any injustice.
In the past 5 years, Hindu Samhati has created a solid force of 80,000 young women and men who are leading and valiantly resisting the growing Islamization of West Bengal.
The past seven years’ history of this New Vanguard of Hindu Resistance is available on the website:
Source: WHN Media Network