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Tripura: Teachers Reportedly Thrashed by 'Bandh' Supporters

Tripura: Teachers Reportedly Thrashed by 'Bandh' Supporters

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Tripura Tripura

Agartala, December 9, 2019:

At least 17 teachers were attacked by 'bandh' supporters in Khowai district of Tripura on Monday.

The IPFT party as well as many indigenous political organizations on Monday had called for a 'bandh' against the controversial Citizensghip (Amendment) Bill. The 'bandh' began early in the morning on Monday, however, the Madhyamik Test examination was also scheduled to be held on Monday.

Despite the rumblings of dissent in the air due to the 'bandh', the Tripura state government did not cancel the examination, and the teachers went to the schools to conduct the same.

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On Monday afternoon, a group of 'bandh' supporters attacked two schools in Khowai district: Ratanpur Class XII School, and Birchandapur Class XII School.

The teachers alleged that the 'bandh' supporters were workers belonging to the IPFT party, who, after reaching the school premises, locked them in a classroom. Then, they proceeded to thrash all the teachers in the school classroom.

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The 'bandh' supporters also ransacked the furniture in the school, the teachers alleged.

However, the teachers eventually managed to flee from the miscreants, and the injured teachers were taken to the nearby Khowai district hospital.

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