Ground Report | New Delhi: Tripura Violence; Tripura Police has issued a notice under UAPA to two lawyers regarding the fact-finding report issued on violence against Muslims in Tripura. In a notice sent by West Agartala Police Station under Section 41 of CrPC to Ansar Indori, secretary of the National Confederation of Human Rights and Mukesh, who works for the Union for Civil Liberties, have been charged with Section 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)
The team, which released the report on Tuesday, suggested that the BJP government in Tripura could have thwarted the pre-planned violence against Muslim minorities if it wanted, but it allegedly gave a free hand to the Hindu mob.
Both the lawyers have also been charged under sections 120(b), 153(a), 153(b), 469, 471, 503, 504 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which includes charges of criminal conspiracy. Groups, forgers, and instigators of breach of the peace.
His report was released on Tuesday at the Press Club of India in Delhi. The team that released the report on Tuesday suggested that the BJP government in Tripura could have thwarted the pre-planned violence against Muslim minorities if it wanted, but it allegedly gave a free hand to the Hindu mob.
Fact finding report on violence
In a report prepared by an investigation team of Supreme Court lawyers and human rights organizations on Tripura violence, it has been found that Muslims were attacked at 51 places in Tripura and 12 mosques were vandalized and damaged.
The report, co-authored by Supreme Court lawyers Ehtesham Hashmi and Amit Srivastava, said the violence was caused by “irresponsibility of the administration, vested interests of extremist organizations and aspiring politicians”.
The report said that during the four-day violence against Muslims, 12 mosques, nine shops, and three houses of Muslims were targeted. It said that all Muslims were targeted at 51 places, adding that they are shocked and are currently in a state of fear because of the violence they had not witnessed earlier.
40-year-old Mohammad Yusuf, a shopkeeper in the Rawa Bazar area, says that according to reports, he has suffered a loss of Rs 6 lakh due to the arson. “Although he knows the names of the arsonists, he is reluctant to name them due to fears of further harm to him,” the report said.
Four days before the violence broke out, the state unit of Jamiat Ulema (Hind) had warned Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb that such incidents could happen, the report said. “Despite this, no action by the government amounts to sponsoring this violence,” the report said.
After several Durga Puja pandals and temples were vandalized in Bangladesh on October 15, right-wing extremist organizations such as Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, and Hindu Jagran Manch organized protests and rallies to incite violence against minority Muslims, the report said. It also stated that “During the rally, Hindutva mobs raised slogans insulting Prophet Mohammed and copies of the Holy Quran were burnt by rioters while attacking mosques and Muslim homes.” However Local police is denying burning of mosques and Quran Sharif.
MD. Amir Hussain 34 years Shopkeeper, Dawa Bazar said that he runs a computer part and electric hardware shop in Rava Bazar, Panisagar. There are eight members in his house, he runs his shop in this market for ten years. He made a good business out of it. Adjacent to the backside of his shop was the house of a Hindu, Manik Debnath. He said that he suffered a loss of about ten Lakh rupees, but govt has given him a compensation of only 26800.
Fact finding team is now facing UAPA chrages, they said Tripura government don’t want truth to come out.