The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) strongly condemned the dastardly attack by the Bharatiya Janata Party – Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (BJP – RSS) goons on the trade union activists who were trying to observe the International Labour Day or ‘May Day’ in different parts of Tripura,
This was stated in a press communiqué of CITU general secretary Tapan Sen.
According to Sen, in almost all subdivisions of the state, especially in Dukli, Teliamura, Amarpur, Kumarghat and Jirania, the CITU activists who had assembled to celebrate the May Day were beaten up by the BJP hoodlums.
Moreover, even in Agartala, the trade union activists were attacked and prevented from hoisting the flag.
In the district headquarter of Dharmanagar, workers and public who had gathered to observe the May Day was attacked by the BJP goons with deadly weapons.
Even those who took shelter in the police station were also not spared.
Condemning strongly the ongoing post-poll attack on its activists by the BJP goons throughout the state, Sen said, “CITU would like to remind the BJP government of Tripura that the people of Tripura have the history of overthrowing those who used violence to capture and remain in power.”
CITU has demanded that the State Government should take urgent measures to curb the violence being unleashed on the activists of the trade union and other democratic organizations.
Meanwhile, CITU congratulated the working class of Tripura who had celebrated May Day throughout the State including in the capital city of Agartala daring these attacks and called upon the democratic and progressive people of the country to protest such attacks on the democratic rights of the people of Tripura.
According to the trade union, these attacks show the intolerance of BJP- RSS forces against any dissent to their communal and authoritarian ideology and politics.