A mosque was vandalized and two shops were set on fire in Shamtila district of North Tripura district on Tuesday night during a Vishwa Hindu Parishad rally organized to protest against the recent violence against Hindus in neighboring Bangladesh, Bhanupada Chakraborty, a police inspector in the district said. Chakraborty said that three houses and a few shops owned by members of the minority were looted in nearby Roa Bazaar.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists have organized a rally to protest the recent violence in Bangladesh. Demonstrators threw stones and damaged the door of a mosque in the Shamtila area during the march. The Secretary-General said that security forces rushed to the site and brought the situation under control. Another police officer said that a complaint had been lodged in this regard.
The opposition Communist Party (M) condemned the incident. The Left Party said that a group of miscreants were active to disturb the societal harmony in the state, and appealed to all sections of the people to maintain peace.
In a statement, the Consumer Price Index (M) demanded adequate compensation for shop owners. BJP spokesperson Nabindu Bhattacharya said he was not aware of the incident but that appropriate measures should be taken by the police if anything like this happened.