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'It's unfortunate, no Political Party is standing with Bengalis today', says Tripura Bengali backed party after SC's notice on NRC in state from 1948
TIWN Oct 12, 2018
'It's unfortunate, no Political Party is standing with Bengalis today', says Tripura Bengali backed party after SC's notice on NRC in state from 1948
PHOTO : Amra Bangali says, no political party is supporting Bengalis. TIWN Pic Oct 12

AGARTALA, Oct 12 (TIWN): Claiming 1931's census with Bengali majority record in Tripura, state's Bengali backed party "Amra Bangali" has slammed all political parties for doing vote bank politics with anti-Bengali sentiments even after Assam's NRC remained still controversial and incomplete by snatching 40 lakh people's voting rights. Addressing media, Amra Bangali leader Harigopal Debnath said that it was none other than Kings who invited Bengalis to come in Tripura and apart from intrusion, Tripura was comprised with Bangladeshi areas, whereas in case of Assam also it was same. In 1931 census also, Bengalis were in majority, whereas Tripura King's Palaces from Uajjayanta Palace to Neermahal, MBB College and all developmental works were done by Bengali people's money (Rs.14 lakhs tax in British era collected from Bengalis, Tribals never paid taxes and not even today-according to Amra Bangali).

"In all countries voter ID, Pen Card, Adhaar card are enough to prove ownself as those countries Citizens, whereas now suddenly NRC from 1947 has been demanded, such incident never happened earlier in whole world, but in this national crisis situation and storms blowing over Bengalis no political party CPI-M, BJP, Congress are with Bengalis forgetting the partition history of India, where Bengalis sacrificed most for India's freedom", said Debnath.

The party leader also claimed that back in the real history Bengalis were the son-of-soil of Tripura, whereas tribals including Kings were Mongolians. 

There was no Assamese before 1978 in Assam but today in Assam son of soil Bengalis became foreigners. 

With all these, pre-partition promise of Govt of India to make a greater Bengal with various states Bengali populated areas has been demanded by Amra Bangali. 

The issue was raised after Supreme Court on October-8 noticed State and Central Govt on NRC implementation in Tripura. 

After BJP ruled Assam faced National Register of Citizens (NRC)m of India (NRC) cutting around 40 lakhs people from NRC list, Tripura also going in the same direction. 

In the press briefing by Advocate Manish Goswami after hearing of NRC case of Tripura filed by "Tripura People’s Front" (TPF) said on October 8, "The condition of Tripura is worse than Assam due to illegal intrusions in the state and the case has been tagged with Assam by the Court".

"Even though the hearing date yet not announced but it expected the hearing will be on the same date with Assam i.e. on 23rd October", said the advocate.

The Supreme Court on Monday has sought response from the Centre on National Register for Citizens (NRC) to find out the illegal immigrants in Tripura.A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph referred the plea, which will now clear the stand of Tripura and Central Govt both. Tripura Law Secretary Data Mohan Jamatia has accepted that the Govt has received notice from Supreme Court to respond the petition. 

A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi directed the court registry to tag the petition, filed by the Tripura People’s Front and some others, along with petitions in the Assam NRC case.

The petition asked the Supreme Court to direct the authorities to update the NRC with respect to Tripura in terms of Rules 3 and 4 of The Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003 by taking July 19, 1948 as the cut-off date as provided for in Article 6 of the Constitution.

However, Amra Bangali said, "There is no doubt that NRC is going to be implemented in Tripura soon just like Assam". 

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