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Tripura: Bangladesh Govt’s 3-day film festival in Agartala postponed

Tripura: Bangladesh Govt’s 3-day film festival in Agartala postponed

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Tripura: Bangladesh Govt’s 3-day film festival in Agartala postponed Tripura: Bangladesh Govt’s 3-day film festival in Agartala postponed

AGARTALA: A three-day film festival of the Bangladesh government, scheduled to be held in Tripura’s Agartala from October 21, has been postponed due to the alleged communal tensions in the neighbouring country.

According to senior officials, the decision was taken due to “unavoidable circumstances”.

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday urged the Bangladesh government to protect the lives, properties and religious places of the minorities in the neighbouring country.

Many organisations, intellectuals, political parties and NGOs in Assam and Tripura have condemned the recent attacks on people belonging to the Hindu community in Bangladesh, besides organising protest rallies against the communal violence in the neighbouring country.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised strong action against those involved in provoking communal disturbances by spreading fake photos of the Quran being placed at the feet of a Durga idol at a Comilla temple during Durga Puja.

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