Guwahati: A massive protest rally was organized at Khumulwng, the headquarters of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous Territorial Council on Wednesday against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
The Regional tribal political parties in the state have united across party line under the leadership of the Royal scion and working President of Congress in Tripura Pradyot Manikya Deb Barman. The BJP led government in Tripura is facing massive protest against the said bill and Tripura United Indigenous People's Council (TUIPC), a joint body of 48 returnee insurgent organizations have also joined the protest.
Manikya Deb Barman while addressing a massive gathering at Khumulwng Motorstand on Wednesday said that the entire Tripura is against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and this doesn't have to do anything with religion, community or any other identity. "This vote bank politics is being played by the Centre and the bill will divide our society," said Deb Barman.
Debburman further said that it is not a fight of any particular community and that everyone will fight together and called the rally as non-political without banners and flags.
The protestors also garlanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's effigy with shoes.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) has demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister of the state Biplab Kumar Deb after six youth were injured in the police firing.
Earlier a judicial probe has been demanded by the Tripura Rajya Ganamukti Parishad on the police firing at Madhabbari in West Tripura on citizenship bill protestors and claims Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to be responsible for the incident.
MP Jitendra Chaudhury and also the President of Tripura GMP said that this is an example of severe human rights violation and that a section of BJP supporters also joined the police personnel during the firing. A delegation of GMP including Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) Chairperson Radhacharan Debbarma visited the Madhabbari where clashes erupted between police personnel and the protestors of citizenship bill.
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