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In connection with the Tripura violence, over 60 people have been served notices with charges incorporated under UAPA for their Twitter posts after violence was reported from certain parts of the state recently.
A day after a fact-finding team released a report highlighting anti-Muslim violence in Tripura, two advocates who were a part of the team and had authored the report, Ansar Indori, secretary of the National Confederation of Human Rights, and Mukesh, who works for the Union for Civil Liberties, have been charged under Section 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Both lawyers have also been charged under Sections 120 B, 153 A, 153 B, 469, 471, 503, 504 among others of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which include charges of criminal conspiracy, promoting enmity between groups, forgery and provoking breach of peace.
The advocates were a part of a four-member fact-finding team that had visited the state on October 29-30 in order to document the tensions in the region following reports of anti-Muslim violence in the state.
The report, titled Humanity under attack in Tripura; #Muslim lives matter, documented the vandalisation of at least 12 mosques, nine shops and three houses belonging to Muslim families.