The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has claimed that news reports related to the damage of a mosque in Tripura are fake.
“News reports that have been circulating that a mosque in Kakraban area of Gomati district in Tripura has been damaged and vandalized. These news reports are fake and are a complete misrepresentation of facts,” the MHA claimed in a statement.
The mosque in the Dargabazar area of Kakraban has not been damaged and the Tripura Police in the Gomati district is working to maintain peace and tranquility.
The Ministry further said that there has not been reported a case of damage to the structure of any mosque in Tripura in the recent past.
There is no report of simple or grievous injury or rape or death of any person in these incidents as alleged in some social media posts, the Ministry said.
Appealing to the people to maintain calm and should not be misguided by such fake reports, the Union Home Ministry further said that in Maharashtra there have been reports of violence and unsavoury statements that are aimed at disturbing peace and harmony, based on fake news regarding Tripura.
This is very concerning and it is urged that peace is maintained at all costs, it added.
Locals claimed that a mosque was vandalized and two shops were set ablaze at Chamtilla in Tripura during a rally by Vishva Hindu Parishad on October 26, called to protest against the communal violence in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Three houses and a few shops, reportedly owned by Muslims, were also ransacked in nearby Rowa Bazar.