Tripura political parties and civil society condemn Bangladesh violence.

Various political parties and civil society organizations in Tripura have condemned the recent vandalism of Durga Puja pandals and attacks on Hindus in neighboring Bangladesh. Tripura shares a nearly 865 km long border with Bangladesh. At the same time, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb expressed hope that the Sheikh Hasina government will take appropriate action against the miscreants.

Tripura’s Bangladesh Violence Response.

Various political parties and civil society organizations in Tripura have condemned the recent vandalism of Durga Puja pandals and attacks on Hindus in neighboring Bangladesh. Tripura shares a nearly 865 km long border with Bangladesh. At the same time, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb expressed hope that the Sheikh Hasina government will take appropriate action against the miscreants.

Officials said Deb on Saturday called up Indian High Commissioner Vikram K Doraiswamy posted in Bangladesh to inquire about what exactly happened in the neighboring country and the steps taken to protect the Hindu community.

According to officials, Doraiswamy assured during the conversation that he had visited the Durga Puja pandals where the alleged attack took place and that the Bangladesh government was taking all necessary steps to resolve the matter amicably.

Later, the Chief Minister told reporters, “Such an incident, no matter where in the world, is very regrettable. I have full faith in the Government of Bangladesh and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. I am sure she will take appropriate action against such fundamentalists.

The Trinamool Congress condemned the attack in Bangladesh and expressed surprise at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s alleged “silence”.

Tripura political parties and civil society condemn Bangladesh violence.
Tripura political parties and civil society condemn Bangladesh violence.

Trinamool Congress’ Tripura unit coordinator Subal Bhowmik said, “The statement of our Prime Minister has not come to our notice so far. The Bangladesh government has also not initiated action against the culprits. We want Prime Minister Modi to take up this issue with Hasina.”

Meanwhile, a delegation of civil community organizations from the state, led by former Tripura University vice-chancellor Arunoday Saha, met Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner Mohammad Zubaid Hussain in Agartala on Saturday and demanded protection of the rights of all religious minorities. The delegation demanded immediate punishment of the culprits.

Significantly, there were reports of attacks on Durga Puja pandals and temples from different parts of Bangladesh. Earlier this week, Hasina said strict action will be taken against those who are trying to disturb communal harmony.

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