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Madhabbari violence: NESO team visits injured in Tripura

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

A team of North East Student Organisation (NESO) on Friday visited members of Twipra Student Federation (TSF) who received bullet injuries during a clash with police a Citizenship Amendment Bill protest on Tuesday.

The team, led by All (AASU) Samujjwal Bhattacharyya, condemned the police firing incident.

In Tripura, TSF is a constituent of

At least seven persons were injured on Tuesday at Madhabbari in district when police and paramilitary jawans resorted to lathicharge and fired in the air to disperse Citizenship Bill protesters.

In a press conference, Bhattacharya alleged that an Emergency-like situation is prevailing in the state.

had called North East Bandh on Tuesday to protest the introduction of Citizenship Amendment bill, which was later passed in the Lok Sabha.

TSF had set up a blockade on 8 at Madhbabari as part of the strike. Of the injured, six were TSF activists while one was a

While five of the TSF activists were being treated in G B Pant hospital, another injured was at near Madhabbari.

Bhattacharyya alleged that after visiting the injured at they proceeded towards to see the other injured, but police stopped them.

"When we were going to the hospital, they stopped us. It is uncalled for and not acceptable to us. An emergency like situation is going on in We express our solidarity to TSF and we would come back to again," Bhattacharyya said.

He said that Citizenship Amendment Bill is communal and the student body would continue to agitate on the issue.

"We met Home Minister, (JPC) and requested them to visit NE before placing their recommendations on citizenship bill. None from JPC visited any NE state and submitted the report. It is a half-report and we have rejected it. is not dumping ground for illegal immigrants from Bangladesh," Bhattacharyya said.

The arrived in Agartala on Thursday evening. He further alleged that an ambulance carrying the wounded protesters was stopped by Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawans, who damaged the vehicle and beat up the injured.

He appealed the indigenous political parties of the region to clarify stand on the subject.

NESO Samuel Jyrwa, representatives of the Khasi Students Union, (TSF) and others were also present in the press conference.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 20:50 IST