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Life cripples in Tripura after call for shutdown against CAB
Life cripples in Tripura after call for shutdown against CAB
PHOTO : Protest against CAB in Tripura. TIWN Pic Dec 9, 2019

Agartala, Dec 9 (TIWN) Life was almost crippled in TTAADC areas in Tripura on Monday as many tribal parties including BJP's ally IPFT observed shutdown against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).

Road and rail traffic were badly affected and thousands of passengers stranded in the midway as the picketers did not allow plying the vehicles and trains running between Tripura and rest of the country. Police said that no major untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) areas, which has jurisdiction over two-thirds of Tripura's 10,491 sq km area, and home to over 12 lakh people, mostly tribals.  Huge contingent of security forces including central para-military and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) were deployed to deal with the situation. Police arrested few hundred picketers for blockeding highways and single railway line connecting Tripura with the remaining parts of the country through Assam.  Two universities - Tripura University (a central varsity) and Maharaja Bir Bikram University (under Tripura Government) - postponed their examinations due to the strike. Senior police officials in Agartala quoting reports from the various districts, said that government offices, banks, educational institutions, shops and markets were closed in most places under the TTAADC areas.

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