Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally in Tripura, that was purportedly held against violence on Hindus in Bangladesh, ransacked shops owned by Muslims and vandalised a Mosque on October 26, 2021. A few houses were also vandalised in the Chamtila and Rowa bazaar areas that come under the Panisagar sub-division.
Although Tripura is a state that hasn't seen communal violence on a large scale in a long time, outfits like the VHP have been known for their Islamophobic violence since years. This incident therefore should not be seen in isolation.
Against this anti-Muslim violence, various organisations protested at the Tripua Bhawan in Delhi on October 29, 2021. Human rights organisation the National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) joined the protest.
People gathered were detained by the police about 40 mins after the protest began. We stand in solidarity with both the victims of the violence in Tripura and all the organisations that joined the protest in Delhi.
The NCHRO stands firmly against the communal politics of the BJP and its various outfits like the VHP.