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. 

The police informed that a section of VHP activists vandalised a mosque in the Chamtilla area and later ransacked at least three houses. 

Moreover, at least two shops in the area were also set on fire during the rally. 

Meanwhile, the Tripura police has lodged an FIR in connection with the violence that erupted during the VHP rally. 

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Heavy security has been deployed in all the sensitive areas across Tripura to avert any kind of violence as a result of communal violence in Bangladesh. 

Narayan Das, a Bajrang Dal leader from Panisagar who was part of the rally, told The Indian Express, “The VHP had organised a protest rally at Panisagar area today. After we came near Rowa, we found some youths standing in front of a mosque hurling abuses at us. They chanted Pakistan Zindabad and religious slogans. Some sporadic incidents occurred owing to their provocation.” 

The Tripura government has beefed up security across the state following communal violence in Bangladesh. 

Security has been tightened across Tripura, especially along the India-Bangladesh border areas. 

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Superintendents of police of the India-Bangladesh bordering districts in Tripura have been directed to maintain extra vigil. 

Communal tensions have been running high in Bangladesh since last week after “Islamic fundamentalists” in the neighbouring country attacked temples and vandalised Durga Puja pandals. 

The Border Security Force (BSF) has reportedly been put on high alert to foil any influx from Bangladesh following the communal flare up in that country. 

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