INPT protests CAB and blocked Railway and Highway in Tripura
By Our Correspondent, 05/12/2019, Agartala

The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (INPT) - a tribal based regional political party of Tripura on Thursday blocked the railways and highways in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) in the state to protest the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB)- 2016. The 12 hours long blockade has come up after the Union cabinet has given its nod to the CAB to carry it into the ongoing parliament session in Delhi.

The INPT activists showing a protest today felt, "If the CAB is passed all the Bangladeshi refugees living illegally in Tripura will become Indian Citizens." INPT leader Jagadish Debbarma who accompanied the INPT president Bijoy Hrangkhwal today to lead the protest rally in the ADC said, "We want to send out message to the Union government from the stage of this protest not to introduce the CAB in the parliament."

He said, "Because we the son of the soil - the indigenous people of Tripura are already microscopic minority this CAB if introduced in the parliament and get it implement in Tripura, we shall become more minority and this will have an adverse impact on our socio-economic culture."

"This is not only a movement of Tiprasa or any single community but is a movement of genuine Indian citizens," adding to this Mr. Debbarma said, "We demand the centre not to implement this CAB in any of the North East states of the country." However it is worthy to mention here that in the recent past the Tripura's royal scion Maharaja Pradyot Kishore Deb Burman along with other tribal leaders from the INPT and other regional parties of the state met the Union Home Minister Amit Shah at Delhi and opposed the CAB.