Delhi: Tripura Solidarity Day Observed
The Delhi state committee of DYFI, on November 16, held a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in solidarity with the people of Tripura and to protest against the continuous attacks on minorities and Left activists by the BJP and RSS. They DYFI flagged off a country-wide protest campaign starting from Delhi.
The dharna was addressed by DYFI national president AA Rahim, general secretary Abhoy Mukherjee, Delhi state secretary Aman Saini, president Sanjay Singh, vice president Sanjeev Kumar and SFI national president Sanu and general secretary Mayukh Biswas.
Addressing the dharna, the speakers said that four years ago, Tripura was known as the state with 100 per cent literacy. Tripura was not known for communal violence but for its goodwill. However since the BJP government came to power, the situation has become terrible. There is neither democracy nor goodwill, neither development, nor education in the state, they said.
Since the BJP assumed power in the state, more than 3,000 houses were burnt by the BJP and RSS, more than 800 offices of various Left organisations and parties were attacked. Tripura state secretary of DYFI was attacked twice and his house vandalised. The BJP-RSS has been arresting journalists who have reported attacks on the minorities in the past and has slapped UAPA sections on them. It clearly shows that the BJP government in Tripura is openly killing democracy, the DYFI said.
The DYFI held the Modi government at the centre responsible for violence in Tripura. Democratic organisations have expressed solidarity with the people of Tripura and have condemned the BJP attacks in the state. The DYFI has demanded restoration of democracy in Tripura and stopping the attacks on minorities and Left activists.