Over roman script of Kokborok protest held by TSF, over 100 held

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Over roman script of Kokborok protest held by TSF, over 100 held

Agartala: Major disruptions were faced at various places in Tripura as the Twipra Students Federation (TSF), a local student body in the state, and a section of the North East Students Organization (NESO) called for a complete shutdown from dawn to dusk and protested by blocking National Highways.
TSF demanded adoption of Roman script for Kokborok language and immediate introduction of 125th Amendment Bill in the Parliament and its immediate implementation within the state of Tripura in the larger interest of the people of the state. This closure has been announced. Tripura.
Kokborok is the language of the largest section of local people in Tripura.

Protests organized by TSF took place in several areas like Agartala, Hezamara, Bisramganja, Sonamura, Hatai Kothor, and other parts of the state.
In response to the protests, the Tripura Police deployed a large number of forces including CRPF and Tripura State Rifles personnel across the state.
Several people were arrested during the protests, and the roadblocks were eventually removed by the authorities.

Addressing the issue, TSF Chief Advisor Brishakumar Debbarma said, “Today, TSF has called for a 12-hour bandh (shutdown) from dawn to dusk in Tripura.
Our main demand is to adopt the Roman script to write our mother tongue Kokborok. However, the Tripura government has not taken any steps in this direction, prompting us to protest across the state.”
Meanwhile, in Bisramganja under Sepahijala district, a TSF leader, Maitri Debbarma, alleged that the police had given them a 15-minute ultimatum to vacate the road.
She emphasized that he had been waiting for 70 years for his demand to be fulfilled – in particular, the adoption of the Roman script for the Kokborok language.
“We have been advocating the use of Roman script for the Kok Borok language. Despite our repeated demands and our desire to conduct exams in English or Bengali, the state government has not taken any action to address our concerns. ,” They said.

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