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AGARTALA | Jan 07:
Hundreds of indigenous people of Tripura under the banner of Joint Movement Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (JMACAB) hit the streets of Agartala today in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The anti-CAA supporters also threatened massive agitation if the state is not exempted from the purview of the act.
Around 9.30 am, hundreds of tribal people and members of regional parties gathered "peacefully" and raised slogans against CAA. No untoward incident was reported during the brief agitation programme but there was tight security arrangement. After a while, all the agitators were picked by police in front of Rabindra Bhavan.
JMACAB advisor Chitya Debbarma, INPT leader Rabindra Debbarma and NCT leader Animesh Debbarma addressed the anti-CAA gathering.
The agitation today has raised the alarm of the ruling BJP in view of the fact that in Tripura, except BJP, all the parties- Congress, CPI (M) and IPFT, a partner of BJP led coalition government have strongly opposed the CAA.