CPI-M : No statement from PM and CM after 96 hours of communal violence in Tripura

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Agartala, Oct 29 : The opposition CPI-M has accused ruling BJP of ongoing communal tension in Tripura following alleged attacks on minority Muslims over past few days after attacks on Hindus and temples in Bangladesh during Durga puja.

The CPI-M state committee member and senior leader Pabitra Kar alleged neither the Prime Minister nor the Chief Minister of Tripura made any statement even four days after the incident, which rocked the country and upset the people at large.

Kar alleged that police have registered case against the attackers of mosque and Muslim properties in Roa bird sanctuary area none has been arrested so far. The silent role of Chief Minister and BJP leaders has clearly indicated the identity of the trouble makers and the stand of the government in maintaining communal harmony, he further alleged.

“In the administrative meeting at two places of Panisagar to restore peace after the incident were finally turned into a party meeting of BJP where oppositions and even the MLAs of other parties were not invited. In the peace committee, many BJP cadres were included who had been in the VHP rally and attacked Muslims. In fact, this government lost all morals to remain in power,” Kar stated.

He alleged that local BJP MLA of Fatikroy has led the attack in a mosque at Palbazar. The cadres raising Jai Sri Ram slogan have allegedly vandalised mosques in Ramnagar of Agartala, attempted to set Chandrapur mosque of the city on fire, attacked mosque in Maharani in Udaipur, the house of a Muslim advocate was attacked in Dharmanagar and three Hindu temples of Kailashahar were faced retaliation from Muslims, he also alleged.

More than 300 Muslims assembled in the northern part of Kailashahar and residing together for last two days apprehending attacks. But there was no strong action from police or the government, Kar added.

Meanwhile, police said at least seven cases have so far been registered so far in connection with communal violence and one person has been arrested. The state government has decided to give adequate compensation to the four minority families whose shops had been gutted in Panisagar.

Tripura State Jamiat Ulama, a branch of all-India organisation Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind urged the state government to protect Islamic beliefs, identity, heritage and places of worship and provide police protection to all mosques in Tripura.


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