05 - 08 - 2021

Tension erupts between two communities over slaughter of cow

Agartala, July 21, 2021: Tension erupted between  two communities over the slaughter of cows on the day of Eid-ul-Adha.  The incident took place on Wednesday morning, in the area of Jaruilang Para of Chakma Ghat Gram Panchayat under Teliamura Police Station.

According to the news, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha on Wednesday, the people of the Muslim community of Jaruilong area prepared to slaughter a cow. Upon receiving this news, the people of the tribal area objected to the slaughter of cows at that place. This caused tension between the Muslim community and the tribes in the area.

Upon receiving the news, Teliamura Police Station SI Pritam Dutta went to the spot with a huge TSR jawan. The head of Chakma Ghat gram panchayat, members of the panchayat, minority leader Chan Mia and others rushed there.

Later, in the presence of the police of Teliamura police station, 20 Muslim families and 12 tribal families decided to jointly slaughter cow this year. But from next time  the cows will be slaughtered elsewhere.

However, a source in the area said that such an atmosphere of tension was created on Wednesday morning at the instigation of a political party. Eventually the situation came under control with the intervention of the police.