For a couple of days after Asansol riots, the secular-liberal media and online Left propaganda outlets such as The Wire and Scroll.in chose to ignore the incidents, as Hindus were the victims of the violence. The massive violence initiated Trinamool Congress cadre and Bangladeshi Muslims claimed four lives, led to exodus of hundreds of Hindus, temples were set on fire and a senior police official lost his hand when a Muslim mob hurled crude bombs at him.
The two Hindus killed in violence triggered by Muslim mobs were Mahesh Mondal, a labourer, and Protima Devi.
But NDTV and other media outlets have cared to highlight the killing of an illegal immigrant Bangladeshi Imam’s son, a student of Rahmania School of Bangladesh. Out of the total five killed, they ignored the other four victims, because they were Hindus. They didn’t even care to report the murder of a Hindu child in the riot.
Meanwhile, a delegation comprising BJP national vice-president and Rajya Sabha member Om Prakash Mathur, national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, Palamu MP and former director-general of Jharkhand police Vishnu Dayal Ram and Rajya Sabha member Roopa Ganguly visited Asansol to take stock of the situation.