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Extremists Burn Buddhist Temple in Tripura

on 2001/5/10 9:48:02 ( 1577 reads )


AGARTALA, INDIA, April 10, 2001: A Buddhist temple and several huts of the Chakma community were ransacked and torched by All Tripura Tiger Force insurgents in Dhalai district of Tripura, police said on April 10. A group of ATTF insurgents raided Taichakma village on Sunday night and ransacked and set ablaze a thatched Buddhist temple, police said quoting delayed reports. Villagers who tried to extinguish the flames were severely beaten by the extremists, who then set ablaze 13 huts belonging to five chakma families. Earlier, insurgents of National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), which had served a notice in the hill areas last year warning of stern action against villagers who practice any other religion except Christianity, had on December fifth ransacked a Buddhist temple and taken away scriptures and the idol in Almara village of south Tripura district.

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