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THREAD: The history India is silent on that must be revisited as we face the threat of #NRC detention. During the 1962 war with China, India rounded up thousands of Indians of Chinese descent saying they were "foreigners" & a threat, and jailed them for 5yrs in detention centres
2/ A book every Indian supporting the #NRC_CAA_NPR protests #MustRead if you really want to know how deep racist persecution runs through Indian history. Similarly, most Chinese rounded up and sent in trains to #detentioncentres in Deoli, Rajasthan, were from #Assam & #Bengal.
3/ The 3000 Chinese, the Indian govt put into detention centres in 1962 were 2nd/3rd generation in India. Many died in detention due to sickness & starvation. Most were FORCEFULLY deported but did not want to go as India was home! #NRC_CAA_NPR

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BJP's failure in winning 'intellectual' debate became most apparent in #CAA. Reason lies with party. I worked in this space 4 too long to kno how long term agendas are set. Why intellectualism is equated to #Left leaning among a section in #WestBangal & #India. 1/n
I have been consistent in saying that #CAA is a major correction to the historic neglect to human tragedies from sustained flight of #Hindu & other minority from #EastPakistan/#Bangladesh. It's unfinished job of #Partition. 2/n
#Secularism will be threatened only when #India wil institutionally discriminate between two sets of citizens, as it happened in #Pakistan & #Bangladesh not by virtue of giving citizenship 2 d discriminated/persecuted in this 2 countries born out of discriminatory principles. 3/n
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Anti-CAB protest turns violent in #Bengal. In Murshidabad stones pelted on an ambulance. Beldanga station vandalised by protesters. Muslim organisations had given protest call across the state after Friday prayers today
Anti-CAB protesters vandalise Murshidabad's Beldanga station
Even cops got injured during the violent anti-CAB protest in West #Bengal's Murshidabad district today
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Why men like #Owaisi are threat to our national integration.

In 1905, Bampfylde Fuller was appointed the first Lt. Governor of newly carved East #Bengal & #Assam. A communal schemer like his boss Viceroy Curzon, Fuller befriended the Nawab of Dacca, a man of his ilk.
Nationalists and Congress had sharply reacted to the Bengal partition. They demanded for its immediate annulment. To counterbalance, Fuller tried to rouse Muslims in favour of the partition. In one interview, Fuller is said to have remarked that of his two wives..

..the Mohammedan was the favourite.

Fuller & Nawab of Dacca, were merely shoots of a sapling. This seed was planted 42 years ago in 1863, when Nawab Abdul Lateef started 𝐼𝑠𝑙𝑎𝑚𝑖 𝑀𝑎𝑗𝑙𝑖𝑠-𝑖-𝑀𝑢𝑧𝑎𝑖𝑘𝑟𝑎 or 𝑀𝑜ℎ𝑎𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑑𝑎𝑛 𝐿𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑟𝑦 𝑆𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑡𝑦.

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Poet Goethe said on eve of Battle of Valmy - "From this day forth begins a new era in the history of the world".

Lord Curzon had struck a massive blow to the good work of Indian National Congress by announcing #Bengal Partition of 1905.

INC was started by Allan Octavian Hume who had been a governor of Etawah region during 1857. The war had rendered him radically anti-colonial. Viceroy Dufferin deemed the INC a 'safety valve'. This valve eventually grew to become an umbrella above all political streams.

Two prominent streams working under the INC umbrella around Bengal Partition (1905) were Loyalists and Nationalists. These factions revolved around moderate GK Gokhale and nationalist BG Tilak. Gokhale supported constitutional improvements. Tilak demanded Swaraj.

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𝘏𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘢 of Ranthambore fought and perished against Alauddin Khalji in 1301. He died protecting Alauddin's general who came pleading for life, hounded by Alauddin for some 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘮 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘦.

Source - Radhakrishna Choudhary's History of Muslim rule in Tirhut
#Baghdadi was similar to a man our history books conveniently chose to forget. Minhaj-us-Siraj was a trusted Turk cleric who wrote 𝘛𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘲𝘢𝘵-𝘪-𝘕𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘪. This book remains the only source of #History of Bengal in Delhi sultanate till 1259 AD, when it ends abruptly.
Tabaqat-i-Nasiri chronicles a 𝘒𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘫𝘪 worse than 𝘈𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘯. Ikhtiyar ad din Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khalji was a #Turkish slave from Afghanistan, in search of military opportunities.He was denied service by 𝘎𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘥s and 𝘈𝘪𝘣𝘢𝘬 of Delhi.

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West #Bengal Assembly rules out #NRC 👏👏
Only a handful of BJP members opposed the resolution.
It was pointed out that Gorkhas had voted overwhelmingly for the BJP in Darejeeling hills, and one lakh Gorkha people have been excluded from the NRC.…
During the debate, members, supporting the resolution that had called the exercise “inhuman and autocratic”, made repeated references to the partition of Bengal and the influx of refugees from Bangladesh. They said the exercise was “anti-Bengali” #TMC #NRC
Leader of the Left Legislature Party Sujan Chakraborty said the #NRC was not against Muslims or those who had come from the other side of Bengal but against the poor people who had no access to documents. #CPM
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Details of zafar khan mosque, tribeni West Bengal. This was a vishnu temple in past but converted to mosque in 1298 CE and named it to zafar khan ghazi dargah. Note a temple pillars with anuprastha inside the tomb
Zafar khan Ghazi Dargah, sanskrit inscriptions, descriptions of scenes from the Hindu epic Ramayana, and stories from the life of Krishna can be seen inside the western chamber of temple cum mosque.
Zafar khan dargah, WB
See idols hidden by bricks in the dargah. Hundreds of temple traces can be seen everywhere which was captured by khilji's muslim armied in 1298 AD.
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#Kolkata PORT reaches a new record number in cargo traffic.
3rd highest growth rate among all major ports in the country.

@Truth_of_WB @RitabrataBanerj
As #Bengal economy goes on a drastic upward trajectory,
#Kolkata Airport doubles passenger count in 4 years to reach 2 crore number.
Shows highest flyer growth rate among major airports.
@Truth_of_WB @RitabrataBanerj @sarkar_swati
#Bengal tops the country in small savings collection beating Gujrat and Maharashtra.
Rural Bengal savings much more than urban Bengal.

Affluence reaching every corner of state with growing economy .

@Truth_of_WB @GargaC @sarkar_swati
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