Prohibitory orders banning the gathering of people (Section 144) were imposed in Tripura’s Dharmanagar district after a mosque was allegedly vandalised during a Vishwa Hindu Parishad rally.
Prohibitory orders banning the gathering of people (Section 144) were imposed in Tripura’s Dharmanagar district on Wednesday, a day after a mosque was allegedly vandalised during a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally taken out to protest against violence against Hindus in Bangladesh.
A mosque was allegedly vandalised and two shops were set ablaze at Chamtilla area in north Tripura district on Tuesday evening, PTI reported.
Three houses and a few shops, reportedly owned by members of the minority community, were also ransacked near Rowa Bazar, District Superintendent of police Bhanupada Chakraborty was quoted as saying by PTI.
A complaint was also lodged in this connection.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemned the incident. A group of miscreants were active to disrupt communal harmony in the state, the Left party said and appealed to all sections of the people to maintain peace.
In a statement, the CPI(M) also demanded adequate compensation for the shop owners.
BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya told PTI that he is not aware of the incident but appropriate actions should be initiated by the police if anything like this had happened.
(With inputs from PTI)