Tripura: Mosque Vandalised, Two Shops Set Ablaze During VHP Rally

During a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally in Tripura’s Chamtilla, a mosque was vandalised and two shops were set on fire on Tuesday. The hindutva outfit had been called to protest against the recent violence cases against the Hindus of Bangladesh.

Superintendent of Police Bhanupada Chakraborty said three residences and a few shops in Rowa Bazar, occupied by Muslims were also plundered, according to news agency PTI.

As per the agency, the senior police said, “Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists took out a rally to protest against the recent violence in Bangladesh. A group of people threw stones and damaged a door of a mosque in Chamtilla area during the rally. Security forces rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.”

Talking to Indian Express, Narayan Das, Bajrang Dal leader who was present at the VHP gathering, said that the rally had encountered a number of youths around a mosque in Rowa, who had raised communal slogans, provoking some incidents of tussle.

The police has registered a complaint in connection with the violence.

According to PTI, BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya said that he was unaware of the episode, and that appropriate action will be taken by the police if it has happened.

A scuffle had broken out between the police and VHP members in Tripura, last week.

Nearly 15 people, including three security personnel, were injured when hindutva groups clashed with the police at Tripura’s Udaipur on 21 October.

(Inputs from PTI and The Indian Express)

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