Agartala: Tripura opposition CPI-M on Monday started raising funds for the victims of northeast Delhi violence who suffered loss and injuries during the recent clashes over Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Former chief minister and opposition leader Manik Sarkar along with other senior CPI-M leaders started visiting shops in state capital Agartala urging people to donate funds for the victims.
Speaking with reporters, Sarkar said that the violence which took place in Delhi has taken more than 50 lives and left many injured. Over 100 shops and houses were vandalised and ransacked.
He also blamed the administration for not taking any steps against those who were behind the acts of violence.
“The people who came under attacks in northeast Delhi are yet to receive any support from the government. We have decided to urge people across the country to help the victim and the family members of those who died in the violence. We should not see any colour or religion to help them,” Sarkar said.
Speaking further, he said that the main reason behind the violence was due to the CAA which was passed to divide people and create panic among masses.
“The main reason for the violence was CAA. The Act has been implemented to provide citizens to all non-Muslims. This has resulted in a wide range of violence not just in Delhi but in all other parts of the country. The Act is dividing people on religion basis,” Sarkar added.
He also alleged that the violence was sponsored by a section of evil-minded leaders. People must come out and protest against the violence, he added.
The funds collected by the CPIM leader would be distributed among the families of the victim in northeast Delhi soon, Sarkar said.