Clash between tribals and locals in Agartala, section 144 imposed

| Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 09:49
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Agartala, Tripura, Indigenous People's Front of Tripura, IPFT, Twipra Land, tribals, indigenous people, local residents

Clash between tribals and locals in Agartala | Photo: Pictorial representation

Agartala: At least 20 people were injured and 15 vehicles were set ablaze on Tuesday after a clash broke out between supporters and activists of Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) and local residents in different parts of Agartala, Tripura.
Police officials said, “A group of people from the procession of IPFT attacked some people at the heart of the town at Kaman Chowmuhai and ransacked some shops and set some vehicles on fire, apparently without provocation. The incident resulted in clashes and at least 17 people, including women were injured." 
As per reports, the tension between the IPFT and the local residents had been building for quite sometimes now. Police officials said the political tension led to the clash on Tuesday.  
On Tuesday a massive rally was organised by the IPFT in the capital city of Tripura demanding a separate tribal state 'Twipra Land'. The IPFT supporters created rampage in the city which led to the district administration to impose Section 144 in the capital city.

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