Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Home Crime Tripura enveloped in fear after clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, government orders Magisterial...

Tripura enveloped in fear after clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, government orders Magisterial enquiry

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, had, however, alleged the involvement of Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), a tribal party, and the CPI(M), in the incidents of road blockade at Madhabbari

Also Read

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Three days after three persons were shot following clashes between the police and agitators, resisting the Citizenship Amendment bill at Madhabbari in Khumulwng, Tripura, the local residents are still living in fear.

Several residents have expressed their anxiety and dissatisfaction, blaming the administration and the police for the incident. A local resident Budhulaxmi Debbarma told media that her house was damaged by Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawans. “We were so afraid. They were simply shooting and the bullets could have hit any of us, hadn’t we run away for our lives”. Her family of twelve members kept hiding in the jungles until evening when there were no more shots to be heard. “All of us including five children starved throughout the day. If we hadn’t fled, we might as well have been shot”, she said.

However, heavy security has been deployed in Madhabbari and the adjoining areas, with the Tripura Police, Tripura State Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Assam Rifles safeguarding the areas. Assistant Commandant of 3rd Battalion TSR, TK Biswas, said that no further incident of communal flare-up has been reported since Tuesday.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

The Tripura government Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the violence erupted at Madhabbari in West Tripura district over protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Tuesday. The police have extended prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC for the next 48 hours along with the ban on SMS and mobile internet services.

Assam has been engulfed in widespread protests against the Citizenship Bill, with protesters taking to the streets, blocking roads and marching with their clothes off in several parts of the state.

On Tuesday, January 8, a 11-hour bandh, called by AASU and the North East Students Organisation (NESO) had turned violent in Madhabbari district in Tripura, when protesters clashed with police, leaving 15 people, including 10 policemen and 5 protestors, injured as cops lathi-charged, burst tear gas shells and finally opened “blank-fire” to disperse an unruly mob.

Twipra Students’ Federation (TSF), which is a partner student body of North East Students’ Organization (NESO) in Tripura, had set up a blockade at Madhbabari in West Tripura district as part of the North East strike against the bill, which has now been passed in Parliament.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

However, after a few hours, there was an altercation between the mob and the police during which a section of agitators set some shops ablaze. In order to control the mob, police burst tear gas shells and made “blank-fires” to disperse the mob. Three agitators sustained bullet wounds and several others were injured in the subsequent police lathi-charge.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, had, however, alleged the involvement of Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), a tribal party, and the CPI(M), in the incidents of road blockade at Madhabbari and ordered a Magisterial enquiry for the same.

He maintained that the that the Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed with positive thinking and that Tripura has a long tradition of giving shelter to the refugees.

It is notable here that the people of Assam have been demanding the ouster of Bangladeshis illegally settled in the state and a significant chunk of the Assamese population also believes Bengali Hindus too should be ousted from the state as they have encroached upon Assamese rights and benefits.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

The chief minister of Tripura said if any person or organisation or political party wants to oppose anything they should do it in a democratic manner, but anybody taking the law into their own hands would not be tolerated.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Trending now

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Activist writes to the health ministry and AIIMS Delhi asking to probe blood donation by Bhim Army chief who suffers from a serious blood...

In the letter, the activist has urged the authorities to probe whether Chandrashekhar Azad and his doctor hid his medical condition from AIIMS before donating blood

The UK: Man and son have a lucky escape after a turtle they found on the ground turn out to be live grenade from...

Man grabs his son moments before he was about to pick up a live World War 1 grenade thinking it to be a turtle on the ground

Rajasthan: Salon operator resumes work after giving samples for Coronavirus test, attended 18 customers before confirmed positive

Hairdresser found coronavirus positive when his report came late at night, after he had attended 18 customers in his saloon during the day

Maharashtra government goes all out against Republic TV, orders CID probe against Arnab Goswami and his channel in a two-year-old suicide case

CID investigation ordered against Arnab Goswami by Maharashtra Home Minister in a case which was already closed by court

“We don’t have electricity and water for 6 days” Locals in Kolkata suffer, amidst no administrative help from West Bengal Government

"A person who is suffering can only understand what we are going through. There has been no help from the administration," a local sighed.

Minor girl gang-raped by army constable Shahnawaz Sheikh and his friends in Jharkhand town, one arrested

Minor girl gang-raped by three man in Shahebganj district in Jharkhand when she had gone to an orchard to pick up fallen mangoes

Recently Popular

Mumbai Police issues prohibitory order, to take action against messages on social media: Here is how it curbs criticism against Uddhav Govt

For MLA Aaditya Thackeray too, the most worrying aspect of the pandemic in Maharashtra is the ‘hate on social media'

Paatal Lok morphed image of Yogi, other leaders to show corrupt character in the story: BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is yet to respond to the allegations meted out against her web series Paatal Lok

Delhi: Tanker operators say AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal collected bribes up to Rs 60 lakhs a month

The accusations of graft against AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal came to light after a water tanker owner, Dr Rajendra Singh, committed suicide alleging harassment for payment from the AAP MLA and his aide Kapil Nagar

Fact-check: Did South African Church pastor make congregants drink Dettol to ‘cure coronavirus’

Prophet Rufus Phala of AK Spiritual Christian Church has a history of making his followers drink disinfectants such as Dettol

Rahul Gandhi distances Congress from the Coronavirus mess in Maharashtra, shifts blame squarely to Uddhav Thackeray: Read how

Today, during a press conference held by Rahul Gandhi, he was asked about the Coronavirus pandemic and its spread in Maharashtra and he squarely shifted the blame to Uddhav Thackeray

Connect with us