Strike continues in Kanchanpur, agitators gherao SDM office, talks fail to break deadlock

By Our Correspondent

Kanchanpur, Updated: November 20, 2020, 07:39:48 PM   

Agartala, Nov 20: Thousands of people today gheroaed SDM office, Kanchanpur demanding immediate arrest of the culprits responsible for attack on Subal Deb. The DWS injured employee who was allegedly attacked by Bru refugees,is now admitted in Kanchanpur hospital. Even as the agitation continued for hours, there has been no arrest yet.

In the meantime, the indefinite strike called by joint movement committee strongly opposing Bru resettlement in Kanchanpur entered on its fifth day. Hundreds of school students joined the agitation.

Sensing trouble, the District Magistrate (DM), North Naresh Kumar today held a meeting with the leaders of the joint movement committee at Panisagar SDM office's conference hall and urged to withdraw the ongoing agitation. The DM said if the agitation continues, there will be problem for the people during the Covid pandemic. But, the joint movement committee did not give any commitment to roll back the agitation until the government declares it's future course of action in regard to the Bru resettlement.

In a press release, the CPI(M) expressed grave concern over the happening in Kanchanpur subdivision. "We want the Bru refugee problem to be solved but it should not adversely affect the local people", it said. 

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