Opinion | ‘Bangalistan’ may take Tripura back to its bloody past
The state’s recent push for prosperity largely benefits the majority community
Bangalistan. In Tripura, that word underscores the joint impact of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, or CAA, and a history of mass migration and bloodshed. Earlier this week, a radical fringe group of Bengalis in Tripura, Amra Bangali, or We are Bengali, reiterated an old demand for a territory for Bengalis but with a new twist. A guarantee that no Bengali in Tripura will be disenfranchised or displaced on account of NRC, a safety net under CAA, compensation for Bengalis displaced by past insurgencies, and land.