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The Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee on Friday said that it would file a case against the BJP-led state government.

The Tripura Congress is enraged with the state’s government’s denial to observe the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (IDWIP).

To mark the occasion, the Congress, Tripura Rajya Upajati Ganamukti Parishad (TRUGP), the tribal wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist, and several other organizations planned to hold rallies, discussions and meetings in different parts of the state on Friday.

But the police denied permissions to hold any such event.

It is leartn that sub-divisional police officer Dhruba Nath stated in a letter that ‘in view of apprehension of breach of peace on the basis of reliable inputs’, permission was not given to hold any open rallies and meetings.

Meanwhile, Tripura Pradesh Congress president Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barman told the media in Agartala later in the day that the state unit of the party has decided to file a suit in the Tripura High Court next week against the rejection of holding rallies and procession on the occasion of the IDWIP.

He also termed the denial of the BJP-led state government as totally undemocratic.

TRUGP president Jitendra Choudhury also slammed the state government’s move and called it ‘very undemocratic and anti-tribal’.

Notably, pro-talk ULFA leader Anup Chetia also participated in a rally on the occasion of IDWIP organized by the North East Indigenous People’s Forum and Tripura People’s Front at Khumulwng, 25 km north of Agartala.

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