Agartala: A number of students’ organization and Tribal organizations have called a strike on January 12th. Tribal organizations demanded Chief Minister Biplob Dev’s resignation and also asked police that why they fired on tribes?
On Thursday, Chief Minister Biplob Dev ordered a magisterial inquiry into the firing incident. In his press conference, the IPFT president and minister N. C. Devbarma In order to prevent rumors of the Madhabbari incident said that the state government stopped internet service again. However, the organization did not directly say anything.
It is not clear if IPFT will support the Bandh. But other tribal organizations such as INPT, NCT, TSP, DYP, headed by veteran tribal leader Bijoy Raankhal support the Bandh. The IPFT-Tepraha group has joined hands with them. One more step ahead, they are giving tribal candidates in the Lok Sabha elections.
Several protesters were injured in clashes with the police in Tripura during an agitation against the Citizenship Bill. Some protesters sustained bullet injuries after the police opened fire at protesters as they blocked the NH-8 which connects Tripura with Assam.
The protests were being carried out by the indigenous Twipra Students’ Federation (TSF) as part of the day-long shutdown call across the northeastern states called by the umbrella body North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) against the Modi government’s move to pass the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Their treatment is going on in Agartala. One of the serious injured person has been sent to Kolkata. Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition party and former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said the situation is gradually deteriorating.
The Twipra Student’s Federation, the student wing of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), an ally of ruling BJP in the state, said in Agartala that it is supporting the bandh.