CITU CONDEMNS ONGOING POST-POLL BARBAROUS VIOLENCE AND ARSON ON THE PEOPLE IN TRIPURA CALLS UPON WORKNG CLASS MOVEMENT TO ORGANISE PROTESTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY

 

CITU strongly condemns post poll Brutal attacks and violence on the Opposition leaders, activists & offices including on trade union offices and activities by the BJP goons at Tripura. It urges Govt intervention to stop the violence, restore normalcy, and ensure protection and democratic rights to all.

Immediately following the announcement of assembly election results in Tripura, the organized violence on the people, particularly the opposition parties and their supporters started by the ruling party hoodlums and it is still continuing. More than 1000 incidents of attacks, violence, arson and loot, extortion  on the  people, opposition offices, the leaders and cadres is reported throughout the state till yesterday.  The Trade Union offices, leaders, cadres and supporters are also being attacked by the BJP hoodlums. The Trade union offices built upon by the hard earned money of the workers are being attacked and burnt down in many places in Tripura including in Agartala.

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) urges the Govt to pay its mandated constitutional role, immediately intervene and put a stop to this ongoing violence on the people by the hoodlums of the ruling party in the state, with the entire state administration remaining a mute indulgent spectator. CITU demands upon the Govt to ensure democratic rights and protection of the people restoring normalcy immediately.

The narrow thin margin and the lesser percentage of votes secured by BJP and its allies in its re-election to the State Assembly has made BJP leaders, cadres and its supporters furious to unleash these such barbarous attacks in desperation. The incidents of violence and attacks includes burning down/ransacking many houses of the Left activists, trade union leaders and other fronts including offices, physical attacks with lethal weapons on the activists of the democratic movement and their supporters among the common people, including the trade unions grievously injuring many and also throwing out thousands of their residences after looting everything. The continuing violence on the people throughout the state is also affecting normal pursuit of livelihood by several thousands of common people at large.   The unabated violent attacks exhibit the indulgence and support of the ruling BJP and the Govt Establishment which is highly deplorable one. The CITU urges the Govt to discharge its Constitutional duties of maintenance of the Law and Order ensuring the democratic rights and protection of all the citizens, in particular that of the supporters of opposition parties.

CITU appeals to its members and unions throughout the country to rise unitedly to organize protest against such ongoing barbarous attacks on the people let lose by the ruling party hoodlums with a fascistic intent.  

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