Tripura police ensured protection for mosques in sensitive areas after criminals vandalized a mosque and two shops were set on fire in the Chamtilla area in northern Tripura, police sources said.
State police have warned against posting provocative messages on social media, ensuring the situation is under control.
The violence occurred Tuesday evening at a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally organized to protest a series of attacks on Hindus reported during Durga Puja in Bangladesh. Hindus are a minority in Bangladesh.
“North Tripura District Police are taking legal action following an incident today. The situation is under control. Some people spread rumors and spread provocative messages on social media. Tripura police tweeted.
“Legal action will be taken against those who spread rumors on social media platforms and attempt to disrupt a peaceful environment,” the police added.
Reinforced security has been deployed in all sensitive areas of the neighborhood to prevent a further deterioration of the public order situation, added police sources.
“Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists organized a rally to protest the recent violence in Bangladesh. A group of people threw stones and damaged the door of a mosque in the Chamtilla neighborhood during the rally. Security forces rushed to the scene and brought the situation under control. “, said district police commissioner Bhanupada Chakraborty, as quoted by the PTI news agency.