Tens of thousands gathered at the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest rally organised by Tripura Indigenous Peoples Regional Alliance (TIPRA), formed by state Congress president and royal scion Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma.
Several top leaders of different indigenous party’s and organisations came together at the rally on January 11th, 2020.
Patal Kanya Jamatia, president of Tripura Peoples Front (TPF), Brishwaketu Debbarma, Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) MLA from Simna Constituency, Ranjit Debbarma, Biswajit Kalai, president of Twipra Student’s Federation, Mintu Debbarma, Ananta Debbarma, former vice-president of IPFT also joined the chorus against the CAA during the five-km protest march at Khumulwng near Dasharampara.
Addressing the huge gathering, Debbarma called for unity between tribals and non-tribals, cutting across political lines, to fight against the implementation of the CAA. He also appealed the locals to not treat Bengalis as “enemies”.
Making a makeshift from his earlier slogan when he was with the Congress, Debbarma raised the slogan Puila Jati Ulobo Jati (community first, community also at the end).
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