Tripura Violence: Assam MLA Seeks PM Modi’s Intervention To Control Unrest
Guwahati: Working president, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) and North Karimganj constituency legislator Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha wrote letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister of Tripura, Biplab Dev, seeking their immediate intervention in Dharmanagar violence.
Triggered by Bangladesh violence, scattered incidents of communal clash also reportedly took place in several areas of neighbouring state Tripura. Dharmanagar, located near Assam border, also witnessed widespread violence with shops, mosques were allegedly set a blaze by miscreants.
Worrying that the violence in the bordering areas may also spill over to Assam, the Congress leader requested the duo to take immediate steps to restore the situation.
“The tension is mounting between Hindu-Muslim people of the locality. The situation is really worrisome. Moreover, as Dharmanagar is at the border of Assam-Tripura, these can ignite other similar incidents in this state also. Hence, I request you to immediately intervene in this matter and kindly ensure the safety of the people them,” Purkayastha‘s letter said.
He also shot letter to the Governor of Tripura seeking his appointment to submit a memorandum.