Kumar has maintained that he would not be cowed down by threats from insurgents.
According to the police, Matin Miah was caught with two cows by a mob of angry villagers.
In the letter, the employee, who serves as an accountant, has written that his family is going through extreme distress since he wasn’t given salary for several months now and asked for poison from the SDM, to end himself and his family's life.
Bru migrants from Mizoram have asked the local administration to hold peace meetings and allay fears of ethnic tension.
‘Tring’ is the Tripuri new year and is observed on December 22 every year. The twelfth bell on December 21 midnight marks the onset of this tribal new year. It is usually celebrated by music, dance, bursting crackers, food and a multitude of activities.
Tripura witnessed its last assembly election barely 22 months back in February 2018, in which the BJP-IPFT coalition, led by Biplab Kumar Deb formed the government, defeating Left Front, which ruled the state for last 25 consecutive years.
In the letter, self-styled NLFT Secretary-General D. Uomthai said illegal immigrants are ‘tearing apart’ lives, culture, economy, polity and society of the tribals in Tripura.
Communist Party of India (CPI), Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) and CPI (ML) supporters joined CPI (M) in the protests today.
“The CAA is anti-Constitutional and anti-people. The BJP-led central government, backed by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is trying to divide India on ethnic, communal and caste lines," Pujan told reporters.
Speaking to IndianExpress.com, Chaudhury said his petition, unlike other anti-CAA pleas filed, seeks complete abrogation of the new Act and not merely regional exclusion.
Kanchanpur SDM Abhedananda Baidya confirmed that the strike was withdrawn today and life has returned to normal. On why supplies didn’t reach the Bru camps, he said vehicles were not available due to strikes.
On violence during the anti-CAB strikes, JMACAB leader Jagadish Debbarma said they suspect ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters ‘infiltrated’ their agitation and created nuisance to mar the image of protesters.
"...Tripura is an example of giving shelter to the persecuted Hindu minority. But the time has come for the rest of the country to take the load and not Tripura," said Pradyot Kishore Debbarma.
BIMSTEC is an international organisation comprising of seven countries of South and Southeast Asia, working on multi-lateral free trade, connectivity development, counter-terrorism etc. to boost regional development and commerce.
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 suspended ration supply to the six Bru camps on October 1 this year. The state has announced two time-bound resumptions since.
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.
Examinations in government colleges had to be postponed, while train services and road transport were hit.
The Joint Movement against Citizenship Amendment Bill has demanded Tripura's complete exemption from the ambit of this legislation.
Tripura has 9.15 lakh PDS consumers, including 3.37 APL, 1.08 AAY and 4.7 PHH consumers. There are 1,810 fair price shops spread across eight districts of the state.