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IPFT Youth forum held press meet
TIWN Nov 24, 2016
IPFT Youth forum held press meet
PHOTO : Youth IPFT held press meet at Press club. TIWN Pic Nov 24

AGARTALA, Nov 24 (TIWN): IPFT Youth forum held a press meet on Thursday at Agartala press club. IPFT has continued their mission for Twipra land, the press meet was based on it, TIWN reported.

 Stirred by the Central government’s decision to create a new state of Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh, a large number tribals under the banner of a little known tribal based party in Tripura had started to demand a separate state by upgrading the existing Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TAADC).

The Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura was a political party in the Indian state of Tripura. Formed on June 9, 1997 when the Tripura Hill People's Party and Tripura Tribal National Conference merged. Initially the Tripura National Volunteers of Bijoy Hrangkwal was supposed to merge into the IPFT, but they withdrew from the project. Debabrata Koloi, the THPP leader, became the IPFT general secretary.

IPFT gained its political breakthrough in the elections to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council in 2000. The underground terrorist outfit National Liberation Front of Tripura had declared that only IPFT would be allowed to contest the elections. The only ones to defy the NLFT diktat were the Left Front, in spite of a series of assassinations, death threats and kidnappings. The elections were won by IPFT, largely due to the support from NLFT. TNV supported IPFT in the elections.

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