The C Times,15th June 2017, Agartala: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parisadh (ABVP) on thrusday held a press conference at Agartala Press Club condemning SFI students to attack ABVP students at Teliamura on Wednesday.
ABVP is a right-wing all India student organisation affiliated to the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). It participates in joint activities with BJP’s official youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
According to a report on Tuesday evening at Teliamura, a clash broke out between students of SFI and ABVP when the former tried to persuade the first year students to join their organisation. 3 students of ABVP namely Jhutn Biswas (18), Nimchan Biswas (18) and Anil Sarkar (18) were injured. Nimchan Biswas and Jhutan Biswas were later referred to G.B Hospital from Teliamura Hospital when their condition deteriorated.
The same evening at 7 pm, to voice against the merciless attack of SFI students on ABVP students and demanding immediate arrest of the culprits, BJP State committee secretary Kalyani Ray, Khowai District Yuva Morcha President Indrajit Saha and Khowai District BJP President Harishankar pal led a protest march (with prior permission from police) till teliamura PS where they blocked the national highway without creating any chaos. Suddenly few students of SFI and some activists of DYFI interrupted the crowd and started pelting stones and bricks at them. When the police tried to protect the crowd the SFI students and DYFI members started throwing stones inside the police station. To bring the situation under control the police resorted to a lathi charge to disperse the attackers. BJP State committee secretary Kalyani Ray, Teliamura Mandal committee President Plaban Das and a woman constable Rakhi Debnath were severely injured by pelting of bricks and were transferred to GB Hospital later at night.
After receiving news of this barbaric attack on ABVP students and bjp leaders, BJP State President Biplob Deb, Vice President Subal Bhowmik, State Committee Yuva Morcha President Tinku Ray, State BJP leader Priya Datta and many other leaders rushed to Telaimura on Wednesday morning and steered a protest march demanding arrest and stringent punishment of the miscreants. To handle the sitiuation aptla large contingent of police force, tripura state rifle and CRPF were deployed. The march was suddenly stopped by the police near teliamura police station which infuriated the mob. When the crowd tried to proceed forcibly the police resorted to a lathi charge. Khowai District BJP President Harishankar pal, general secretary Bikash Debbarma, State Yuva Morcha President Tinku Ray and Distict Yuva Morcha President Indrajit Saha were injured in the lathi charge and were taken to teliamura hospital.
Later the state BJP leaders had a meeting with SP Nagendra Debbarma, SDPO Kishore Kumar, SDM Teliamura Jayant Dey and DCM Abhayananda Baidya where they demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the attacks. The SP Nagendra debbarma before leaving the meeting asked Sri Biplob Deb to submit a complaint in writing and assured him that the culprits will be arrested within 24 hours.