No mosque broken, none injured in Tripura lately: Centre

Amid prevailing communal pressure in Tripura and rumours of spiritual locations being focused in circulation, the Centre on Saturday issued a press release urging individuals to take care of calm and never imagine faux information. It additionally asserted that no mosque has been broken in Tripura within the latest previous and that there have been no experiences of damage, rape or loss of life in any conflict within the state.

“There is no reported case of damage of the structure of any Masjid in Tripura in the recent past. There is no report of simple or grievous injury or rape or death of any person in these incidents as alleged in some social media posts,” the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated in a press release.

The MHA particularly tried to place to relaxation rumours of a specific mosque in Gomati district being vandalised. “There have been news reports that have been circulating that a mosque in Kakraban area of Gomati district in Tripura has been damaged and vandalized. These news reports are fake and are a complete misrepresentation of facts. The mosque in Dargabazar area of Kakraban has not been damaged and the Tripura Police in Gomati district is working to maintain peace and tranquillity,” the assertion stated.

In protest towards the vandalism on Durga Puja pandals in Bangladesh lately, rallies had been taken out by organisations just like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM), amongst others in Tripura. During a few of these protest rallies, miscreants purportedly vandalised a number of homes, outlets and mosques. The state authorities has nevertheless maintained there isn’t a communal pressure within the state.

“People should maintain calm and should not be misguided by such fake reports. For instance, in Maharashtra there have been reports of violence and unsavoury statements that are aimed at disturbing peace and harmony, based on fake news regarding Tripura. This is very concerning and it is urged that peace is maintained at all costs,” the MHA stated in its assertion.

In response to experiences of incidents in Tripura, there have been rallies in Maharashtra which have witnessed violence. At least 20 FIRs have been registered in reference to stone pelting throughout rallies held in protest towards the Tripura communal violence in 5 districts of Maharashtra and 20 individuals have been arrested, state police stated on Saturday.

The incidents of stone pelting had primarily occurred in Amravati, Malegaon and Nanded cities throughout the rallies taken out by some Muslim organisations on Friday.

Reacting to the stone-pelting incident at Maharashtra, Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma stated there was no historical past of communal riots in Tripura and claimed a bit of persons are attempting to do “narrow politics” by spreading faux information. Speaking to reporters this night, Dev Varma stated, “Situation in Tripura is normal. There is a strong communal harmony among people of all religions here. Some people are trying to disturb this peace and harmony. A section is trying to enter through back door. It’s a conspiracy.”

He strongly condemned stone pelting in Maharashtra and stated it was unlucky that this occurred within the identify of Tripura. Dev Varma additionally appealed to the individuals of Tripura to remain cautious towards hearsay mongering.

Last week, the Tripura Police booked 102 social media account holders beneath terror prices, for allegedly spreading “objectionable news items/ statements” concerning the latest violence, and served notices to Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube asking them to delete these accounts and supply particulars of the people working them.

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to repair a date to listen to a plea difficult the Tripura Police determination to invoke the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, towards two Supreme Court attorneys, who visited the state as a part of an unbiased fact-finding staff following experiences of communal violence, and a journalist.

The staff had printed a report which alleged that a number of Hindu organisations had unleashed violence in areas of minority habitations, together with mosques, properties, and outlets owned by members of the minority neighborhood.