03/09/2023 08:20 PM | Click to read full article
The Sundarbans of West Bengal, known for mangrove forests, marshes, venomous snakes and Royal Bengal tigers, has another face. In 1979, a massacre took place on Marichjhapi, one of the over 100 islands of the Sunderbans. Thousands of Hindus who had migrated from Bangladesh were killed. Thousands disappeared. But this chapter of death and destruction is now forgotten, except for a commemorative marble stone on the neighbouring island of Kumirmari.