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Clash erupted between tribals and locals in Agartala

Section 144 was imposed in Agartala on 23 August after several people were injured in clashes between supporters and activists of Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and local residents in different parts of the city.

At least 20 people were injured and 15 vehicles were set ablaze after the clash broke out between supporters and activists of Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and local residents in different parts of Agartala, Tripura.

The IPFT, a tribal based party, were on a procession in the city demanding ‘Twipra land’ – a separate state for the tribals – by carving out the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) from the state.

The tribal council constitutes two third of the state territory and is home to tribals who form one third of the population. The rest of the state’s population are considered migrants.

Tension between the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and the Left Front had been building in the state for some time, with the IPFT fast becoming a force to reckon with.

The ruling CPI(M) has condemned the activities of IPFT supporters and alleged it was a preplanned conspiracy to disrupt the communal harmony of the state.

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