Situation remains tensed in Tripura

Situation remains tensed in Tripura

Agency News

Agartala, Dec 12: Amid announcement of withdrawn of movement against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) by Joint Movement Against CAB (JMAC) - a platform of regional tribal parties and civil society organizations soon after passing the bill in Rajyasabha last night, the life in tribal dominated areas of Tripura is continued to be tensed and out of gear today.

The report of death of two persons were died in last 24 hrs in Teliamura of Khowai district while as many as 11 persons including two policemen were injured in different locations of the state.

According to report, a 19 -yrs old non-tribal youth was received bullet injury at late last night when he was waiting for his brother at the gate of his house near national highway.

He was declared brought dead in the hospital, which further escalated the tension since this morning. Second death was reported at Agartala Govt Medical College and GBP hospital at night.

Police said some agitated villagers allegedly tried to stop a vehicle in the afternoon at Twichindraipara of Teliamura when the driver attempted to make a hasty turn around and a passenger Mantrilal Kaipeng skidded out of the car and sustained grievous injuries and later died in the hospital. Both the incident took communal colour that triggered reaction in the area. However, police

and central paramilitary forces (CPF) managed the situation since morning. At night after hearing the decision of JMAC to withdraw the indefinite strike after meeting with Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, a group of youths in a tribal locality of Takarjala of Sepahijala district became tensed and started fresh gathering.

Meantime, TSR jawans on duty disperse them and prevent their assembly at night, which made the tribal villagers irate and they stormed the local police station and ransacked a portion and abused the policemen inside. Later, extra mobilization was made at night to tackle the situation.

According to the tribal student leaders here, the decision of JMAC was not well discussed among others even with the Northeast Students Organization (NESO), which has launched the anti-CAB movement across the region said, "We are not going to leave the agitation and no way, we are going to step back from our demand to scrap CAB for northeast."

Rajesh Debbarma, a NESO activist here stated that the main movement was launched by NESO against CAB and all other had supported the movement in different name but if any leader or group after making some adjustments with the state government try to stab the agitation from the back would be treated seriously.

Meanwhile, another group of IPFT leaders led by Tribal Welfare Minister Mever Kr Jamatia has rushed to Delhi last night to discuss with union home minister Amit Shah seeking exclusion of northeast from the ambit of CAB for maintaining long lasting peace.

The royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarman is also in Delhi to file petition in Supreme Court seeking a direction to exclude Tripura from CAB (UNI)