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Press Council of India issues Notice to Tripura Chief Secretary, DGP over Attacks on Media Houses in Agartala on September 8
TIWN Sep 30, 2021
Press Council of India issues Notice to Tripura Chief Secretary, DGP over Attacks on Media Houses in Agartala on September 8
PHOTO : BJP activists in front of Police vandalizing Pratibadi Kalam newspaper. TIWN Pic Sep 8, 2021

AGARTALA, Sep 30 (TIWN): The Press Council of India (PCI) Chairman Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad has issued notice to the Tripura Govt over attacks on media houses on 8th September, 2021 as the entire incident has remained without any police action against the accused persons even after the culprits faces were exposed in clear footages. PCI chairman Justice CK Prasad has reportedly asked the State Chief Secretary and Director General of Police to submit replies over the incident. However, so far no reply was sent to the PCI from the State. 3 newspaper offices - 1) Pratibadi Kalam, 2) Daily Desher Katha, 3) Duranta TV and at least 50 party offices of CPI-M have been set on fire by BJP in 24 hours. On Sept 8 in Agartala 1) Pratibadi Kalam, 2) Daily Desher Katha were openly attacked in broad daylight and the accused persons faces were exposed but the entire incident left without any action. On 8th September, a rally was led by BJP leaders Rajib Bhattacharjee, MLA Kalyani Roy, Mohila Morcha President Papia Datta, Yuva Morcha leaders Nabadul Banik, Viki Prasad, Raghu Lodh.

On September 8, BJP held a rally and the rally suddenly stopped in front of Pratibadi Kalam newspaper and then two party offices of CPI-M and at last Daily Desher Katha newspaper office. One by one, these four offices were set on fire, all the vehicles, bikes, bicycles were burnt, stone pelting has injured many.  The BJP workers also attacked the police. So far no arrest of any BJP worker was done. The BJP leaders however are the prime accused persons for the political riot.
The violence did not stop there. Another media house in Udaipur was damaged and also around 50 opposition party offices were vandalized, burnt within 24 hours of the incident.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06voXqEVDeQ Attack on Pratibadi Kalam house glimpses. TIWN YouTube Video. 
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