The Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Tripura is attempting to return to the center of state politics by highlighting the issue of women’s safety and criticizing the state administration for inaction. The party organized a protest rally following two alleged incidents of rape, one at Amtali area in Agartala and another at Nutan Bazar in Amarpur. Senior party leader Pabitra Kar led the rally, which was attended by a large number of party workers and leaders of various mass organizations.
The protest began in front of the Police Headquarters, where the party demanded the immediate arrest of the accused persons. The rally then proceeded through different roads of the city and ended at Paradise Chowmuhani.
Speaking at the protest, Pabitra Kar stated that the law and order situation in the state has deteriorated to such an extent that nobody is safe, especially women who become the most vulnerable. He cited the two instances of alleged rape at Amtali and Nutan Bazar, and criticized the state administration for not taking any action.
The CPI(M) has been out of power in Tripura since the BJP-IPFT alliance swept to power in the state in 2018. Since then, the party has been struggling to regain its foothold in the state’s political landscape. The issue of women’s safety has been a key point of focus for the party in recent times, and it has been using incidents of violence against women to highlight the state’s deteriorating law and order situation.
The two alleged incidents of rape in Agartala and Amarpur have given the party an opportunity to galvanize its supporters and draw attention to its concerns. The party has accused the state administration of being lax in its response to the incidents, and has demanded that the accused be arrested and brought to justice.
The CPI(M) has a long history of championing women’s rights and fighting against gender-based violence. The party has been critical of the BJP-led government at the center for its handling of cases of violence against women, and has accused it of being insensitive to the plight of women.
The issue of women’s safety has become a major concern in Tripura in recent times, with several incidents of violence against women being reported from different parts of the state. The CPI(M) has been quick to seize upon these incidents and use them to criticize the state administration and draw attention to its own concerns.
The party’s protest rally was attended by a large number of women, who have been at the forefront of the party’s campaign for women’s rights. The party has been actively working to mobilize women and create awareness about their rights, and the protest rally was seen as a part of these efforts.
The CPI(M)’s efforts to highlight the issue of women’s safety and draw attention to its own concerns have put the state administration on the defensive. The BJP-led government in Tripura has been criticized for its handling of the law and order situation in the state, and the CPI(M)’s protests have added to the pressure on the government.
The issue of women’s safety is likely to remain a key focus for the CPI(M) in the coming months as it seeks to regain its foothold in Tripura’s political landscape. The party is expected to continue to use incidents of violence against women to criticize the state administration and draw attention to its own concerns. Whether this strategy will succeed in helping the party regain power in the state remains to be seen.