Left leaders demand an end to violence

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Former chief minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar, along with Communist party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechuri held a press conference in New Delhi regarding the violence that unfolded in the state in the recent past. Sarkar demanded immediate intervention of the central government to end the ongoing violence in the state, allegedly by the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party on CPI(M) cadre and other opposition leaders. The two leaders demanded strict action against those involved in organizing such an attack and to identify all rioters visible in video footage. They also asked for revocation of cases filed by the Tripura police against CPI(M) members and demanded compensation for everyone injured and damage of property. Manik Sarkar said “The aim of the ruling party is to create a laboratory in Tripura—a laboratory of a one-party, dictatorial and fascistic state, which ultimately will be replicated in other parts of the country. So, this violence is not a problem of Tripura alone. It is a problem for all who believe in peace, democracy and secularism across the country”.

They shared more video footage with the press of the violence which was primarily directed against the left cadre in the state. On the days 7th and 8th of September, more than 40 offices of the opposition parties were attacked and vandalized across the BJP ruled state. Political violence in the state is on a high ever since the BJP came to power and 21 CPI(M) members have murdered, allegedly by the workers in BJP. Yechuri observed that Jai Shri Ram slogans are shouted during these attacks.

They asserted that human rights protection for the people of the state no longer exists and the opposition and CPI(M) are being targeted for raising democratic demands favouring the people of Tripura.

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