Tripura : Harassment of colleague over interfaith marriage

A protest was staged by Lawyers in Tripura against the assault on a colleague inside the district and sessions court in Agartala.

For representing an inter-faith marriage case the lawyers have been allegedly attacked in the court.

Advocate Arindam Bhattacharya addressing a press conference on Thursday evening said, “The incident taking place was a lapse on part of the police and the administration”.

Bhattacharya told reporters, “A group of miscreants assaulted a lawyer on the court premises for representing an interfaith couple. The entire premises were surrounded by the men, and lawyers were abused. These people were in a very aggressive mood and were ready to do anything.”

Bhattacharya accusing the police and administration for inaction within hours said, lawyers who tried to interfere were threatened with dire consequences by the men.

A complaint was lodged with West Tripura District Magistrate, later one miscreant was arrested.

According to reports, at Ranir Bazaar area of West Tripura district, a Muslim Man married a Hindu woman recently. On the basis of a missing complaint the groom was arrested. The missing complaint was filed by the woman’s father. On the other hand, the youth’s wife testified before the court that she married him out of her own will and based on her statement the Groom was later released on bail.

A protest was raised over the assault on the lawyer by The Tripura Bar Association and Tripura High Court Bar Association. They said that the High Court judge Subhashish Talapatra had information about the incident and he expressed concern over it.