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Non-BJP parties not getting Police Permission for Rallies, Protest in Tripura : Legal actions continue against opposition leaders for holding unpermitted rallies
TIWN July 29, 2018
Non-BJP parties not getting Police Permission for Rallies, Protest in Tripura : Legal actions continue against opposition leaders for holding unpermitted rallies
PHOTO : TIWN File Photos : Left : Congress Protest at Udaipur, Right: CPI-M protest, Photo inset : CM Biplab Deb and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath.

AGARTALA, July 29 (TIWN): Tripura opposition parties are facing tough times to get permission to stage 'dharna' or any kind of protest against BJP Govt and when opposition parties are going for rallies without permission, police is filing cases again them. Udaipur case is the latest example where on July 24, CPI-M rally was openly attacked in broad day light whereas Police took action against CPI-M leaders for holding unpermitted rallies even though CPI-M asked for permission before the rally, but police denied. Police only took legal action against CPI-M activists and leaders although 25 CPI-M activists were injured by miscreants attacks. The viral videos of the attackers also couldn’t compel police to take arrest them at Udaipur. Recently one opposition tribal party INPT filed a case in the High Court against the BJP led state Govt for not giving them permission to stage a demonstration. High Court issued a notice to the state govt following the petition.

On July 15, Congress gheraoed Udaipur R K Pur Police Station after they were not given permission for rally and this was not the first time but multiple times it happened with Congress and other oppositions. Congress's student wing NSUI on July 23 did not get permission for rally. 

Many cases have been filed against opposition leaders for holding rallies without permission and even it is alleged that against students also the Govt has filed cases for holding protest.

Recently unemployed youths were arrested for gathering to meet CM Biplab Deb. 

However, Both Police and Tripura’s opposition party CPI-M have been strict to accept no fault of own in Udaipur political violence of July 24, which took place during CPI-M’s rally without permission. Tripura Ex-CM Manik Sarkar visiting Udaipur has denied police’s allegation of “unpermitted” rally saying, “Ex-Ministers as Keshab Majumder, Badal Choudhury were constantly requesting police to help in the rally. Police do not belong to any political party. It must work independently and our protest rally as national level protest”. Sarkar further said, “Police must set rule of law, not Jungle Raj”. On the other side, Police have blamed the CPI-M leaders for leading a violence in Udaipur by holding unpermitted rally.

CPI-M’s next protest is on August 9, where also CPI-M is expecting 'no permission', said CPI-M Ex-Minister MLA Badal Choudhury. 

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