Agartala: Life returned to normal in Kanchanpur sub-division after six days as the Nagarik Suraksha Manch decided to withdraw their indefinite strike following some assurance from the administration but left behind many questions unanswered.
Amid the Statewide protest against CAA last week, Kanchanpur, a sub-division bordering Mizoram which sheltered over 30,000 Reang refugees witnessed a different kind of violence. A group of refugees taking advantage of the situation attacked some local non-tribal habitation in Ananda Bazar area, forcing several hundred of people to become homeless.
The sub-division witnessed similar incidents earlier also but this time the people formed a Nagarik Suraksha Manch and protested against the violence leading to six-day strike that ended on Monday after a meeting between the local people and the representatives of the administration.
Thousands of people rushed to the market after the withdrawal was announced and the shops opened but question still remains as the Suraksha Manch leaders has given 25 days time to the administration to implement the assurances. Sudipta Nath, convener of the manch and other leaders said they will decide upon their next course of action after reviewing the situation.
The manch was demanding adequate security by setting up at least ten police camps in the area, adequate compensation for the victims of violence and repatriation of the Reang refugees residing in the area for the last 22 years. District Magistrate Ravel Hement Kumar, SDM Avedananda Baidya and SP Bhanupada Chakraborty who were representing the administration, assured to implement what is within their capacity while leaving the rest in the State Government’s court.