Vijaya Laxmi Tripura
UPDATE: SOLID EVIDENCES ON MENDI N. SAFADI’S CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES HAVE ALREADY REACHED US FROM A NUMBER OF TOP SOURCES IN UNITED STATES, INDIA AND ISRAEL. FOLLOW UP REPORT WITH THESE EVIDENCES WILL APPEAR IN BLITZ SHORTLY. MEANWHILE OUR KOLKATA CORRESPONDENT SAID, THE ADDRESS – 63, RAFI AHMED KIDWAI ROAD, PARK STREET, KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA, WHICH THE SO-CALLED HINDU STRUGGLE COMMITTEE SHOWS AS ITS OFFICE IS FALSE. RAFI AHMED KIDWAI ROAD IS AT LEAST 6 KILOMETERS AWAY FROM PARK STREET.
Due to tremendous ineffectiveness of the Bangladeshi intelligence agencies and non-cooperation of the Indian government, BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury’s lobbyist Mendi Safadi along with his key accomplice Shipan Kumer Basu is taking preparations of filing a lawsuit with the International Criminal Court against Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government. Aslam hired Safadi through Shipan Kumer Basu with monthly fees of US$ 25,000 since 2016 to lobby against the ruling party. Safadi was introduced to Aslam Chowdhury by a Bangladeshi man named Shipan Kumer Basu, a native of Khulna district who now is on run skipping several criminal charges pending both in Bangladesh and India. The amounts of fees are being sent to Shipan in India every month. Shipan has been living in India soon after his anti-state activities with Aslam Chowdhury were exposed. Sitting in India, he has been continuing anti-Bangladesh propaganda with the help of some dubious individuals.
Shipan Kumer Basu has published his photograph with former Indian Finance Minister C. Chidambaram and falsely claimed to have had meeting with him on the issue of Bangladeshi Hindus. The photograph was taken in a bus, which had been published in the previous report in Blitz.
When contacted, office of C. Chidambaram categorically denied of having any meeting with Shipan. On seeing the photograph, his office aides told this correspondent, “Lots of people get pictures with Mr. Chidambaram whenever he is in public places. Do you think, a person like him would have meeting with someone in a bus?”
Indian intelligence agencies already are investigating the case of the dubious activities of Shipan Kumer Basu and Mendi Safadi. Seeking anonymity, a source in Indian intelligence agencies said, “It is greatly disturbing to note, these culprits are using Indian soil in conspiring against Bangladesh. Hopefully soon, we shall arrest Shipan Kumer Basu and extradite him to Bangladesh.”
Our correspondents in Assam, Tripura and West Bengal said, Shipan Kumer Basu is a wanted criminal and is accused in several criminal cases for car lifting, drug trafficking and robbery.
Following publication of a report titled Indian Soil Used Against Bangladesh, Shipan Kumer Basu managed getting another item published in a blog named JOL. The item titled ‘Those is glass houses should not throw stones’, written by Sivan Gamliel on October 8, 2018 in a blog.
In this blog, Sivan wrote, “In 2016, Aslam Chowdhury, who served as a governor and as the Joint General Secretary of the BNP, was arrested merely due to his political activism. He was arrested under the pretext that he met with Mendi Safadi, an Israeli Druze citizen who formerly served as an advisor to Israeli Communications Minister Ayoob Kara and who presently heads the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights.”
Aslam Chowdhury a governor? Is there any governor post in Bangladesh at all? From this paragraph it is clearly proved that the writer was solely dictated by Shipan Kumer Basu (through any interpreter as Shipan does not know English). It is also clearly proved that Mendi Safadi and Shipan are desperate in falsely portraying Aslam Chowdhury as human rights activists although he never had been a rights activists save a low-flying leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).
Eminent scholar and internationally acclaimed rights activist Dr. Richard Benkin in 2006 wrote an article titled ‘Bangladesh honors “Hezbollah” with bridge naming’ in Asian Tribune newspaper. In this article, Dr. Benkin clearly proved, the then government of BNP (the party Aslam Chowdhury belongs) had named a bridge after Hezbollah and the State Minister for Road Transport, Salauddin Ahmed told AFP, “I named the bridge Hezbollah because of our love for the Lebanese resistance group.”
Ahmed further said, “Hezbollah is the only group which is fighting Israel and the bridge is named after the group as a mark of honor.”
It clearly proved beyond doubts that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is an exposed enemy of Israel and the Jewish people, while Mendi Safadi, the Druze citizen of Israel is working in defence of antisemitic and anti-Israel party – BNP’s leader Aslam Chowdhury and making frantic bids in proving Aslam as a rights activist for reason best known to him.
Wrong perception centering Mendi Safadi:
Due to dubious and mostly anti-Bangladesh activities of Mendi N. Safadi, his name was in the media in 2016. Everyone in Bangladesh had a wrong impression thinking Safadi is a Jew and he was implementing Zionist-Israeli “agenda” against Bangladesh. But in reality, Mendi N Safadi is not a Jew. Instead, he is a Druze.
According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Druze, also spelled Druse, Arabic plural Durūz, singular Darazi, small Middle Eastern religious sect characterized by an eclectic system of doctrines and by a cohesion and loyalty among its members (at times politically significant) that have enabled them to maintain for centuries their close-knit identity and distinctive faith. The Druze numbered more than 1,000,000 in the early 21st century and live mostly in Lebanon, Syria, and Israel, with smaller communities in other countries. They call themselves Muwaḥḥidūn (unitarians). In simple words, the Druze are an Arabic-speaking esoteric ethnoreligious group originating in Western Asia who self-identify as unitarians. Jethro of Midian is considered an ancestor of all people from the Mountain of Druze region, who revere him as their spiritual founder and chief prophet.
To clear the confusion of the readers, it should be stated that Mendi Safadi is not a Jew nor he represents the State of Israel. He does not work for the government nor is a leader of Likud Party as wrongly portrayed by the Bangladeshi media.
Moreover, Shipan Kumer Basu is not known to any of the Israeli officials nor any of the Jewish-Israeli rights groups such a American Jewish Committee, AIPAC etc. He is basically a fraud – a petty thief and now living a comfortable life in India selling the stories of Hindu persecution in Bangladesh and drawing US$ 25,000 each month from BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury. Out of this monthly fee, Shipan Kumer Basu gets a portion while the major portion goes to his mentor. Shipan’s wife Sabita Basu Biswas, an Indian national is his main accomplice.
Shipan spreading false propaganda against Bangladesh:
In an article titled War against ISIS is not over, Rachel Avraham quoting Shipan Kumer Basu wrote, “ISIS has forced Hindus to flee from their ancestral homeland,” Shipan Kumer Basu, the head of the Hindu Struggle Committee, stressed. “There is massive land grabbing, torture, rape, murder, the destruction of Hindu temples and gods, the threatening of Hindu priests and even the killing of Hindu priests. It is all the handiwork of ISIS jihadists. Forced conversion is another ploy to diminish the minorities. Forcefully, they have converted many Hindu women and girls.”
While the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been showing fullest sincerity towards India ever since it came to power in 2009, it is unfortunate that Indian authorities are allowing individuals like Shipan in using country’s soil against serious conspiracy against Bangladeshi ruling party.
More about Shipan Kumer Basu:
Shipan Kumer Basu claims himself to be the president of Hindu Struggle Committee. Most interestingly, though this Facebook page is run by Shipan Kumer Basu, phone number: +1801346163419145 shown are not from any Indian telephone operator. Shipan Kumer Basu also has another Facebook page, where he illegally uses the official emblem of Israel, giving a false impression of him being an official agent of the Jewish State. In this page, Shipan gave a phone number 1539969762916038, which also is not an Indian number. Fraud Shipan Kumer Basu also mentions his website www.shipankumerbasu.com, in this Facebook page, which actually is nonexistent. Israeli authorities should immediately take action against this fraud for illegally using the official emblem of the country in his Facebook page.
In the website of World Hindu Struggle Committee, it is learnt that the organization is located at 63, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Park Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Phone: +00919564186761, +00918630922368
Email: [email protected].
Our Kolkata correspondent did not find any existence of World Hindu Struggle Committee in this building.
Here again, in this website, the OUR TEAM page is extremely dubious. A person named Sumon Thakur is shown twice – once as “President Europe” and then as “Convener of United Division”. It is clearly understood, this website is a creation of Shipan Kumer Basu and most possibly he has used pictures of some Westerners as the ‘Honorable’ advisers of this website. When contacted, none of the Hindu rights activists in India or Bangladesh could recognize this organization. According to Indian authorities, there is no such organization registered in West Bengal.
Shipan Kumer Basu in his Facebook account regularly uses photographs of Indian politicians and military personnel alongside his extremely derogatory comments against Bangladeshi government.
Hezbollah coordinator Kazi Azizul Huq:
Since publication of the report titled Indian Soil Used Against Bangladesh, Kazi Azizul Huq has deleted Shipan Kumer Basu’s posts and photographs which he shared in his Facebook account.
What Aslam Chowdhury wants?
BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury clearly is looking for Mendi Safadi lodging a complaint against Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the International Criminal Court (ICC), with the ulterior motive of putting the government under pressure. He has reportedly allocated a fund in addition to the monthly fees of US$ 25,000 for financing lodging of this complaint.
What Israel can gain from Safadi & Shipan?
Nothing at all! Instead, Mendi Safadi and Shipan Kumer Basu as well their cohorts are wrongly portraying the Jewish State as desperately against Bangladesh and particularly the ruling party. Such activities would simply jeopardize the growing possibility of relations between Bangladesh and Israel. For the sake of national interest, Israeli government should immediately initiate an investigation into this matter. It is imperative to note, in the name of defending rights of Hindus, Shipan Kumer Basu in fact is serving the purpose of enemies of the West and Israel and making personal gains.
More articles by Rachel Avraham:
Hindu human rights activist: “Give us back our property”