VHP protest against attack on minorities in Bangladesh, section 144 goes for a toss in Agartala

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VHP protest against attack on minorities in Bangladesh, section 144 goes
Hundreds of members of the Viswa Hindu Parishad took to the streets of Agartala city on Thursday

Agartala: Hundreds of members of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) took to the streets of Agartala city on Thursday to protest against the incidents of communal violence in neighbouring Bangladesh.

BJP MLA Dilip Das who also participated in the rally said that the people have gathered to protest against the atrocities carried out on the Hindus since 1946.

“The atrocities have been carried out on the Hindus since 1946. It is being done in Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hindus were at 28 per cent in the population ratio in these places, but now it has reduced to 8 per cent,” Das said.

He also claimed that the number of attacks has increased after the emergence of the Taliban.

The procession later marched towards the office of the Bangladesh Assistant High Commission. A memorandum was also submitted to the Assistant High Commission’s office.

Security and police personnel in large numbers were also deployed during the rally. Members of the right-wing organization also claimed that no insubordination to Section 144 has been done.

VHP state President Chandra Sekhar Kar said they have demanded full-proof security cover for the 2 crore Hindus living in Bangladesh and demands were also placed for an immediate full stop on the attacks on Hindu temples.

Later, a delegation comprising DK Das Choudhury, President,  Subrata Sarkar, Secretary, Gopal Debnath, Treasurer, Subhas Das and Dr. Mujahid Rahaman from Democratic Rights Protection Organization placed a memorandum to the Bangladesh Assistant High Commission.

Meanwhile, in Dharmanagar BBI ground, the VHP, RSS, Bajrang Dal, Sangh Parivar also held a protest rally at 4 pm. The procession marched around the city of Dharmanagar and gave a deputation to the North Tripura district magistrate.

Also, in the Gomati district, Hindu activists conducted a protest rally against the attack on Hindu by Muslim religious people in the Maharani area.

Since they had no permission to hold the rally, Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel tried to stop the rally at Maharani following which, bricks and stones were pelted.

The SDPO of Udaipur ordered a lathi charge, as the District Magistrate issued 144 in Udaipur.

Following which around 12 people were injured. The leader blocked the road demanding an apology from the police.

Read More : Hundreds of protesters storm Tripura to protest against anti-Hindu violence in Bangladesh

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