Petitioning Hon. Chief Minister, Government of West Bengal Ms. Mamata Banerjee and 4 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Hon. Chief Minister, Government of West Bengal
Ms. Mamata Banerjee
Hon. Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal
Mr. Sanjoy Mitra, IAS
Hon. Governor, West Bengal
Shri. M.K.Narayanan,
Hon. Director General of Police, West Bengal Police
Mr. Naparajit Mukherjee, IPS
Hon. Home Secretary, Government of West Bengal
Mrs. Bandana Bandhopadhyay, IAS

Stop West Bengal Officials from Promoting Cow Slaughter, Violating Supreme Court Judgement, Suppressing Durga Puja Festival

This is an urgent petition, requesting the Government of West Bengal (Paschim Banga), India  to Ensure 100% Enforcement of Anti-Cow Slaughter Judgements of the Honourable Kolkata HC and Supreme Court of India in Each and Every district (including Kolkata and Howrah City).
 
We urge the Honourable Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee to take strong action against the errant Officers-in-Charge of all Police Stations, in ALL Districts (including Kolkata and Howrah City), who are Promoting Cow Slaughter (to pander to extremist Jihadi elements) and are thereby openly violating the Honorable Kolkata High Court's Judgement (dated 2 Nov 2011 and 13 Oct 2011) and Honourable Indian Supreme Court's Judgement.
 
We urge the Honourable Chief Secretary and Honourable Home Secretary to investigate the atrocities being committed by the aforementioned police officers and their fanatic Jihadi bribemasters on those millions of Bengali villagers who refuse to kowtow to their dictatorial, unlawful demands that they support and make arrangements for slaughtering of cows on Bakr Eid (which falls on October 15 and 16, 2013 – during Durga Puja festival's immersion dates).
 
We also urge the West Bengal Administration to stop the official repression of the state’s ancient and vibrant Durga Puja by revoking the ban on the Divine Mother’s immersion on October 15 and 16, 2013.
 
We would like to respectfully remind the administration that banning the centuries’ old indigenous Bengali tradition of Durga Puja immersion (in order to appease a violent, alien, Arabian creed of Bakr Eid) is tantamount to turning Bengal (or what is left of it) into another East Pakistan.

Letter to
Hon. Chief Minister, Government of West Bengal Ms. Mamata Banerjee
Hon. Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal Mr. Sanjoy Mitra, IAS
Hon. Governor, West Bengal Shri. M.K.Narayanan,
and 2 others
Hon. Director General of Police, West Bengal Police Mr. Naparajit Mukherjee, IPS
Hon. Home Secretary, Government of West Bengal Mrs. Bandana Bandhopadhyay, IAS
Honourable Madam / Sir,

This is an urgent petition, requesting the Government of West Bengal (Paschim Banga), India to Ensure 100% Enforcement of Anti-Cow Slaughter Judgements of the Honourable Kolkata HC and Supreme Court of India in Each and Every district (including Kolkata and Howrah City).

We urge the Honourable Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee to take strong action against the errant Officers-in-Charge of all Police Stations, in ALL Districts (including Kolkata and Howrah City), who are Promoting Cow Slaughter (to pander to extremist Jihadi elements) and are thereby openly violating the Honorable Kolkata High Court's Judgement (dated 2 Nov 2011 and 13 Oct 2011) and Honourable Indian Supreme Court's Judgement.

We urge the Honourable Chief Secretary and Honourable Home Secretary to investigate the atrocities being committed by the aforementioned police officers and their fanatic Jihadi bribemasters on those millions of Bengali villagers who refuse to kowtow to their dictatorial, unlawful demands that they support and make arrangements for slaughtering of cows on Bakr Eid (which falls on October 15 and 16, 2013 – during Durga Puja festival's immersion dates).

We also urge the West Bengal Administration to stop the official repression of the state’s ancient and vibrant Durga Puja by revoking the ban on the Divine Mother’s immersion on October 15 and 16, 2013.

We would like to respectfully remind the administration that banning the centuries’ old indigenous Bengali tradition of Durga Puja immersion (in order to appease a violent, alien, Arabian creed of Bakr Eid) is tantamount to turning Bengal (or what is left of it) into another East Pakistan.

The whole issue about "cow slaughter" has two negative social implications, aside from its blatantly provocative communal agenda that seeks to create religious tension in society :

1. The economic impact of cow slaughter falls directly and only on Hindus below or around poverty line:
Almost all of the cow-slaughter in West Bengal and Bangladesh is inflicted on stolen cows from West Bengal. These cows form the livelihood of poor rural Hindus and are often quite economically productive.

2. Psychological impact on society:
Cow slaughter is NOT a original Muslim religious practice. In fact, the Arabian Peninsula hardly has any cows. It has only camels and goats. So, slaughtering cows is NOT a religious obligation in Islam. The only reason Muslims slaughter cows in the Indian subcontinent, is because it creates psychological domination over the Hindus. Islam is a hunter-grabber ideology and cow-slaughter has a important social message. It essentially tells a Hindu villager that he is powerless to protect anyone, whether the cow or his mother or sister.

So, in its landmark judgement (dated 2 Nov 2011 and 13 Oct 2011), the Honorable Calcutta High Court banned cow slaughter during Eid.

The High Court’s division bench of Chief Justice JN Patel and Justice Asim Ray termed the practice of killing cows and their progeny for religious purposes as unlawful. This judgment came after Mr. Enamul Haque, Mr.Abhijit Das and others had filed a Public Interest Litigation, (vide Case No. AST-725 of 2010) in the High Court on 11 October 2010 - with Advocates M.M.Qureshi and Joydip Roy representing the petitioners.

The High Court ordered the authorities to implement the provisions of West Bengal Animal Slaughter (Control) Act, 1950 and if any instance of cow slaughter on Bakri-Eid is brought to their notice, they should take cognizance and act in accordance with the law.

The Calcutta High Court categorically stated that “the officials of the State and local bodies have no power to facilitate holding of markets for trading of cattle for sacrifice and also the movement of cattle for the said purpose on the occasion of Id-uz-Zoha”.

The Supreme Court of India reiterated that “sacrifice of a cow on Bakr Eid Day is NOT an obligatory overt act for a Musalman to exhibit his religious belief and ideas”. In many occasions the apex court directed that “such slaughter cannot be a religious purpose because it is NOT a part of religious requirement for the Musalmans..”

These errant police officers’ actions are clear and blatant violations of the High Court’s and Supreme Court’s Relevant Judgements and exacerbate Animal Cruelty, Ghastly Slaughtering and Perilous Pollution in these days of ensuing Bakr Eid on 27th Oct, 2012, by violating Preventions of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960; Animal Transportation Act; WB Pollution Control Act; WB Animal Slaughter Control Act, 1950 and openly point to the Criminal-Official Nexus.

These unlawful police officers are openly defying the unambiguous verdicts of Calcutta High Court and Supreme Court in this regard to stop Cow slaughtering in West Bengal on the occasion of Bakrid.

The motivation for these police officers’ blatant contravention of the law is debatable. The root cause may be monetary or an old habit of pandering to extremist elements so much that these officers cannot tolerate any legal and democratic procedure. Though they are public servants, they have come to resemble thugs for the peace loving people of Paschim Banga. Most unfortunately, some of their superior officers are apparently turning a blind eye to such atrocities for the same reasons. Such unscrupulous elements bring notoriety to the khakhi uniform.

We request the Honorable Government of West Bengal to investigate this issue thoroughly and take stringent action against such errant public servants, who break the very law they are supposed to enforce.

We also urge the West Bengal Administration to stop the official repression of the state’s ancient and vibrant Durga Puja by revoking the ban on the Divine Mother’s immersion on October 15 and 16, 2013.

We would like to respectfully remind the administration that banning the centuries’ old indigenous Bengali tradition of Durga Puja immersion (in order to appease a violent, alien, Arabian creed of Bakr Eid) is tantamount to turning Bengal (or what is left of it) into another East Pakistan.

The apathy and indifference of the officials makes us wonder if West Bengal is a part of India (where Indian law is upheld) or a part of East Pakistan (where Shariah is upheld).

We sincerely hope that you will act immediately in upholding the judgements of the Hon. Supreme Court and Kolkata High Court and especially in the interests of keeping West Bengal within India, and not letting our motherland become another East Pakistan.

Thanking You,
Sincerely Yours,