While police said 15 picketers were detained in West Tripura district, state Youth Congress president Pujan Biswas claimed nearly 150 supporters were taken away by security personnel while agitating in support of the strike.
The Centre also airlifted 5,000 paramilitary personnel to Northeastern states, including about 2,000 soldiers from Kashmir, to contain any possible fallout of the protests, a day after the region observed a complete shutdown
Processions raising slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and sporadic violence and clashes brought life in parts of Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal, Meghalaya to a grinding halt in wake of the 11-hour bandh call by North East Students’ Organisation.
North-East Bandh, Citizenship Amendment Bill Protests HIGHLIGHTS: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb said the anti-CAB strikes were pointless in the state as tribals in the state were already protected against the influx of migrants.
Taking potshots at Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who said in September this year that crimes against women have ‘drastically’ come down, the CPI (M) leader said National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) has put Tripura among the top states in India in terms of rapes and murders.
"The move will not only boost tourism but will also transform economic situation of the region. Under the UDAN 4.0 scheme, MoCA is also providing additional Viability Gap Funding (VGF) of around 25% to the airlines," the statement added.
Asked if the changes incorporated in the Bill by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday is acceptable to them, the INPT leader said the changes were merely cosmetic and would not make any real changes for tribals.
As per the new provisions in CAB approved by the Union Cabinet today, states where Inner Line Permit (ILP) is applicable and areas under autonomous administration as per Sixth Schedule of the Constitution would be exempted.
“There is a high risk involved since the women don’t know these good samaritans. Interested youths for such help should be enlisted as volunteers with local police stations,” writer and woman rights activist Nandita Dutta said.