Agartala: After a spell of unrest, Tripura is limping back to normalcy as the administration has launched confidence-building measures between the communities by holding peace meetings in different parts of the State.
A number of such meetings were reported from North, Dhalai, Khowai, Gomoti and South Tripura districts, where maximum unrest took place during the last week over the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Most of the markets have opened following peace meetings and deployment of security forces to restore confidence among the people. However, in two major markets of the State– Manu Bazar in Dhalai district and Kanchanpur in North Tripura district – the traders were resisting any peace initiative demanding action against the miscreants who damaged and looted their properties.
Traders in Manu Bazar have agreed to open their shops after the administrative authorities assured them of action against the government employees “who were involved and mainly instigated” the vandalism in the market.
It is learned that the bazar committee submitted allegation against 13 government employees including the Officer-in-Charge of the local police station for instigating and physically participating in vandalizing activities.
However, the situation is yet to be normal in Kanchanpur as the sub-division is observing an indefinite strike for the last seven days called by the Nagarik Suraksha Manch, a newly formed body of the traders and local people.
Ananda Bazar and adjoining areas under this sub-division witnessed organized attacks and arson of residential areas forcing a good number of people to flee and to take shelter in other places. The Nagarik Sureksha Manch is demanding compensation to the evicted people, deployment of the adequate security force and arrest of all miscreants involved in the attacks.