Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed the BJP-led Tripura government for filing cases against journalists and lawyers under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Gandhi said truth cannot be silenced by booking people under the UAPA in Tripura.

He also attacked the BJP, saying its favourite cover-up tactic is “shooting the messenger “.

The Congress leader’s comments came after the police invoked UAPA against social media handles including those of journalists and activists over alleged clashes and attacks on mosques in Tripura.

“Pointing out that ‘Tripura Is Burning’ is a call for corrective action. But BJP’s favourite cover-up tactic is shooting the messenger. Truth can’t be silenced by UAPA,” Gandhi said in a tweet.

The Tripura Police on Saturday booked 102 social media account holders under UAPA, criminal conspiracy and forgery charges and served notices to the authorities of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to freeze their accounts and inform all particulars of those persons to it.

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