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The royal scion of Tripura, Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman has slammed the national president of the All Bengalis' Youths and Students' Association (ABYSA), Chandan Chatterjee for allegedly trying to create communal tension in the Northeast through his posts on social media.
In a video message released on Wednesday, the royal scion of Tripura termed the ABYSA as an irrelevant organisation with political agenda.
“Such organisations which are based in another state, outside the northeast, have complete political agenda to create conflict and unrest amongst different communities,” he said.
On October 26, the ABYSA president took to Facebook and blamed Pradyot and "his gang" for the numerous attacks on the Bengalis during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in the state earlier this year.
“The Mukuthin Samrat (crownless emperor) and his gang were behind all these (attacks) in the name of Anti-CAA protests, Where CAA is not going to implement in the ADC area of Tripura.”
Chatterjee’s post appeared a day after the indigenous people of Tipra had put up posters in and around Agartala city, expressing their solidarity with the student body from Meghalaya, the Khasi Students' Union (KSU), in its campaign against Bangladeshi immigrants.
He wrote, “Subsequently, a hate campaigning started by the Khasi Students Union terming all the Bengalis as Bangladeshi. Now these morons from Tripura are also supporting KSU, and naming us as we are creating problem.”
Reacting to this, the Tripura royal scion said, “We, the indigenous people of Tripura stand shoulder to shoulder with the indigenous people of Meghalaya regarding Ichamati and we know the pain of losing land, identity and culture. We know how to resist; we know how to fight back. This is 2020, the indigenous people of Tripura will no longer be an example of what has happened to the Northeast,”
It may be mentioned that the ABYSA had earlier requested permission and security from the Meghalaya government to visit Ichamati and Bholaganj villages in East Khasi Hills district to take stock of the situation following allegations of mistreatment to non-tribals in the area; However, their request was turned down by the Meghalaya government.