আমরা: এক সচেতন প্রয়াস | 29 July, 2020 | 329

West Bengal: Shariyati Violence against Sufi centers

Contemporary Bengal has seen several strategic attempts to convert its multicultural society to a monolithic one. The century’s old tendencies to attack Bengali folk singers the Baul-Fakirs in the name of societal chastity have now become even more perilous. Political religion has become a structural machinery which by using a variety of mechanisms of conflict and compromise targets the localized religious expressions, ‘destroys’ and constructs the monolith. Incidents in Rejinagar, Hulaspur and in some other places in Murshidabad district of West Bengal provide us chronicles of torture.

Communalism Polarisation Religious intolerance Conflict Islam Sufism Shariya

Read more
আমরা: এক সচেতন প্রয়াস | 01 August, 2020 | 1367

Bhatpara Fact-finding Report (2018-2020)

Bhatpara, is one of the most prominent names in the existing map of communal conflict in West Bengal. Over the years through various published and unpublished studies AAMRA has noted that Jute-mill led settlements along the river Hooghly is quite prone to communal polarisation and identity – led conflicts. This is a longitudinal study of exploring the identity consolidation in and around Bhatpara region through a series of fieldworks. This study unravels the complex politics-identity interface through intensive study of facts and artefacts. We have intentionally kept some of the raw nature of the data as there are more inconclusive questions than the answer to what happened in Bhatpara over the years. There are multiple narratives, perspectives and dimensions of each of the phenomena that have rocked the political and everyday spectrum of West Bengal.

Communalism Communal Politics Religious polarisation Conflict Political Conflict Bhatpara Kankinara West Bengal BJP TMC Riot Violence Political Violence Religious Violence Hindu Muslim Riot North 24 Parganas Ram Navami Ram Navami riot Arjun singh

Read more
আমরা: এক সচেতন প্রয়াস | 04 August, 2020 | 558

Lord Ram: Where was he born? by Ram Puniyani

Ram Puniyani explores the controversies which are overlooked in the middle of a hyperactive stone foundation celebration in Ayodhya.

Communalism Ram Mandir Babri Masjid

Read more
আমরা: এক সচেতন প্রয়াস | 09 October, 2020 | 1398

তেলেনিপাড়া তথ্যানুসন্ধান প্রতিবেদন, ২০২০

আমরা এক সচেতন প্রয়াসের পক্ষ থেকে তেলিনিপাড়া দাঙ্গার তথ্যানুসন্ধান করা হয়। তুলে আনা হয় খবরের ভীরে হারিয়ে যাওয়া মানুষের হাহাকার।

Communalism Riot West Benga Violence Telinipara

Read more
আমরা: এক সচেতন প্রয়াস | 13 July, 2021 | 243

Fact Finding Report on Telinipara Communal Violence (2020)

The communal violence in Telinipara in Hooghly district of West Bengal occurred amidst the raging pandemic during the lockdown in early May 2020. We can call this violence as, ‘Communalism in the time of Pandemic’. Everyone knows there were unrest, conflict and communal violence. But what actually happened in Telinipara? What triggered the violence and what is its immediate and far-reaching effect? This is the second report by AAMRA— a study group on Conflict and Coexistence, of their series of report on post-Ramnavami riots in West Bengal.

Communalism RSS tmc Arjun Singh Riot Covid Illegal detention Locket Chatterjee

Read more