Chairman of TIPRA Motha Pradyot Debbarma has termed the recent attacks on minorities in Tripura as a “shameful chapter” in his political career. 

Pradyot Debbarma said that he sees no logic behind “retaliation to what is happening in Bangladesh”. 

“Seeing the violence against Minorities is perhaps one of the most shameful chapters in my political life! I don’t see any logical reason for such retaliation to what is happening in Bangladesh,” chairman of TIPRA Motha Pradyot Debbarma said. 

He further urged all to maintain peace and not resort to any “acts of mindless violence”. 

“I urge all who are indulging in acts of mindless violence to learn something from our indigenous Tiprasa people who have not hurt or targeted any Muslim minorities. There are incidents of violence against Tiprasa people in Bangladesh as well but we have learnt to live together,” he added. 

Also read: Tripura violence: ‘Lawful action will be initiated’, police warn rumour mongers

Notably, a mosque was vandalised at Panisagar sub-division in North Tripura district during rally taken out by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.  

Moreover, at least two shops and three houses were also set on fire during Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally on Tuesday evening. 

The VHP took out the rally to protest against the recent attacks and violence against Hindus in Bangladesh. 

Meanwhile, the police in Tripura have sent out a stern warning to the rumour mongers, who have been “trying to disturb” peace in the state. 

The police in Tripura have said that it will initiate lawful action against those, “who are circulating rumours on social media platforms”. 

Also read: Tripura: Mosque vandalised, shops torched and houses ransacked during VHP rally

“Lawful action will be initiated against those who are circulating rumours on social media platforms and are trying to disturb peaceful environment,” Tripura Police informed.  

It added: “Some people are spreading rumours and circulating provocative messages on social media. it is appeal to all not to believe such messages and maintain peace.” 

Police’s warning to the rumour mongers and appeal to the general public to maintain peace, comes amid rising communal tensions in the state. 

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