Tripura Violence: SC posted hearing on pleas filed against UAPA, bandh in Mumbra to condemn Tripura communal violence

News Desk: The Supreme Court on Friday, 12 November, posted the hearing on pleas filed by a journalist and two lawyers against the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) cases against them by Tripura Police for 22 November. The petitioners were asked to serve notice of their petitions to the Tripura government. No interim orders have been issued at present by the apex court.

The Tripura High Court, which had taken suo motu cognisance of the reports of violence in the state on 30 October, will hear the matter on Friday, 12 November.

Members of Islamic organisation – Raza Academy in Mumbra – have called for a bandh in parts of the city. Raza Academy has insisted on a peaceful protest and has appealed that no shops should be forced shut. Market areas of Bhiwandi and Mumbra had downed their shutters on Friday morning.

“Condemning the attacks on Muslims in Tripura, we ordered for a peaceful voluntary protest on Friday” said Faziya Sheikh, member of Raza Academy in Mumbra.

From 9am till around 5pm, all the shops in the market areas of the city remained shut. Similarly, Bhiwandi city also observed a bandh with shops in Lala Commercial Centre and main market areas remaining shut. As per the local police, neither complaints nor instances of violence were reported from Mumbra or Bhiwandi on Friday.