Tripura High Court takes suo motu cognizance of attacks against Muslims

Tripura Violence

By Muslim Mirror Staff

The Tripura High Court on Friday directed the state government to file a detailed report by November 10 on recent attacks against Muslims.

Hearing a suo-moto Public Interest Litigation, the High Court division bench comprising Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Subhashish Talapatra, directed the Tripura government to give a detailed report on the incidents, if any, and the action taken against the social media posts and fake messages.

A court official said that Tripura Advocate General Siddhartha Shankar Dey told the court that adequate security arrangements were made in the religious places especially those belonging to the minorities and cases registered against the fake social media posts.

Police said that there have been some stray incidents in Tripura since last week after the communal violence in Bangladesh. According to police, some “unidentified people” burnt three shops belonging to the minorities, forcing the north Tripura district authorities to promulgate prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC in Panisagar and Dharmanagar sub-divisions on Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

“Other steps, including providing permanent and mobile patrolling security to the religious places were also taken in and around 150 mixed population places and religious institutions,” a police official told IANS on condition of anonymity.

The opposition CPI-M, Congress, and the Trinamool Congress accused the ruling BJP of supporting right-wing organisations to gain political mileage in the civic polls to be held on November 25 and the Assembly elections in 2023.




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