Today morning Hindu shops have been attacked, ransacked & looted at Kaotsha village market on the important road of Machlandpur-Tentulia under Baduria PS in Basirhat sub-division in North 24 Parganas dist. Also the Hindu shopkeepers have been beaten up and injured by rampaging mob.The disturbance started yesterday evening at Shibpur village which is 2 km away from Kaotsha. Only 7 Muslim families live in Shibpur. Rest all villagers are Hindus. There is a very old small mosque and no loudspeaker. Adjacent to it there is a Hindu religious place (Than) where Ashtam Prahar Harinaam-Sankeertan program held every year. Yesterday on 19 June Ramzan Month started. The Muslims placed a loudspeaker on the Mosque and started Azan from it. Local Hindus objected to it and asked the Muslims to lower the sound. Muslims complied with the request. But today morning various rumors have been spread by the Muslims in a large stretch of area. One rumor - the mike/loudspeaker has been stolen last night. Another rumor was - Hindus forcibly stopped the mike at Shibpur mosque, etc. Result : at many places huge no. of Muslims created road blockade. The most important Machlandpur-Hakimpur (Bangladesh border) Road remained blocked from 11 am to 6 pm. In other areas of Baduria and Swarupnagar block many roads were blocked by the aggrieved Muslims. Police have been attacked/thrashed by the Muslim mob at Banstala Mor.At about 11 am, a Muslim mob of few hundreds attacked the nearby Kaotsha market where Hindus are in very small number. This mob ransacked selectively Hindu shops in that market and severely beaten up the shopkeepers. Huge contingent of RAF and police from 3-4 police stations have been deployed there. But neither the police tried to stop the rampaging mob, nor they tried to remove the blockade on the road. 3 Hindu Samhati workers reached the spot (Kaotsha & Shibpur) by motorbike with great difficulty. They reported me that Officer In Charge of Baduria police station was begging to the Muslim mob to be calm and to remove the blockade. The entire area is tense. The police is threatening the Hindus of Shibpur village that if they try to organise any protest against the Muslim atrocities, police will arrest them.