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Black flags against the brutal attack of Tripura police on protesters

Black flags against the brutal attack of Tripura police on protesters

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Jan 2019 1:12 PM GMT

Guwahati: Post police attack on the CAB protesters in Tripura, much chaos and unrest have occurred in the state as masses are not coming out in demand of probe into the incident and seeking the resignation of the Tripura CM Biplab Deb. The umbrella students’ body of the North East Students’ Organisation, in protest of the inhumane attack of the police attack, raised black flags to demonstrate their protest.

The NESO members, who landed on the land of Tripura, alleged that "the government was trying to end the whole agitation through suppressive measures." AASU general secretary Lurin Joyti Gogoi said, “The government opened fire to demolish a democratic struggle demanding the political right of indigenous communities."

AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharjee stated, “The BJP-led Tripura government does not believe in democratic values. The party is trying to bulldoze sentiments and opinion of the people of the northeast. The BJP is using force on people of the northeast, who voted for them and the police firing is an example of that. We will fight this and not allow the bill to be implemented.”

Notably, a six-member delegation of NESO had gone to visit the injured persons at Khumluwng hospital, but initially, they were denied permission to visit the place where the protesters were attacked and kept by police. It was only later in the evening, that the delegates including advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya and Chairman Samuel Jywra chairman could meet the injured protesters who were admitted at GB Pant Hospital.

INPT General Secretary Jagadhish Debbarma said, “The BJP-led government’s police opened fire on unarmed innocent people while they were protesting against the Bill on Tuesday, in a democratic manner. We have called for a bandh to protest the firing,”

To further settle the situation and bring the matter under control, the state government has deployed large contingents of the Tripura State Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Assam Rifles and Tripura Police. Places that are mostly tribal dominated are particularly being monitored. What is more, to avoid further turbulence, the government has even kept the mobile data and Internet services in the state suspended so that no more rumour gets to spread on social media.

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