Tripura: Section 144 imposed after mosque in Dharmanagar, shops vandalized during VHP rally, shops

Agartala: A day after a mosque was vandalized during a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally at Panisagar in North Tripura district, the Tripura Police imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC to ban the gathering of people in Panisagar and neighboring Dharmanagar districts. has been issued.

According to reports, security has been tightened in all mosques in the district and police security has been provided. Director General of Police VS Yadav told news agency PTI that at present, the situation in North Tripura is peaceful except for a few sporadic incidents.

“All mosques across the state have now been put under security cover. We are monitoring the situation,” Yadav said.

Police had to tighten security after a mosque was vandalized and two shops were torched during a VHP rally on Tuesday evening to protest the recent violence against Hindus in neighboring Bangladesh.

North Tripura Superintendent of Police Bhanupada Chakraborty said three houses and some shops allegedly belonging to the minority community were vandalized in the nearby Rowa market.

Yadav also said that some miscreants had tried to disturb the communal harmony in the state by attacking religious places, but they could not succeed due to security arrangements.

Meanwhile, all district police chiefs have been asked to provide security to mosques and organize regular patrolling in sensitive areas across the state.

Tripura State Jamiat Ulama, a branch of the All India organization Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, confirmed that all mosques in North Tripura have been given police protection. “The government is working to maintain peace in the state,” said Mufti Taibur Rahman, president of Tripura State Jamiat Ulama.