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Section 144 imposed in Agartala after clashes over separate tribal state, 20 injured

Section 144 was imposed in Agartala in Tripura on Tuesday after IPFT supporters created law and order situation, demanding separate tribal state 'Twipra Land'.


Section 144 imposed in Agartala after clashes over separate tribal state, 20 injured

Agartala: Section 144 was imposed in Agartala in Tripura on Tuesday after IPFT supporters created law and order situation, demanding separate tribal state 'Twipra Land'.

At least 20 people were injured, a few seriously, here after activists of a tribal party attacked civilians and traders in different parts of the capital, police said today.

Tension erupted after hundreds of tribals belonging to Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) took out a rally and indiscriminately attacked passersby and vehicles, triggering retaliation by people of different communities, police said.

The injured, including policemen, have been shifted to hospitals. The unruly IPFT members also set afire some shops and vehicles.

A huge contingent of paramilitary Tripura State Rifles and police have been deployed in the capital city.

The IPFT has been agitating for the creation of a separate state, carved out of by upgrading the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council area.

Tribals constitute a third of Tripura`s four million population.

From Zee News

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