The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Tripura Police not to take any coercive action against two lawyers Mukesh Kumar and Ansar Indori and journalist Shyam Meera Singh, who have been booked under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, reported Live Law.

The journalist and the lawyers were booked for their social media posts and report on the communal violence that took place in Tripura. The Tripura Police had also invoked UAPA against 102 Twitter accounts for spreading allegedly distorted and objectionable content about the recent violence in the state.

The lawyers were a part of a fact-finding team about the violence in the state.

After attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh last month, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad had organised a protest rally in Tripura on October 26, which led to violence and attacks on mosques as well as shops and homes of Muslims. However, the police have repeatedly claimed that the law and order situation in the state was “absolutely normal”. They also claimed that no mosques had been burnt.

The fact-finding team’s report, co-authored by Supreme Court lawyers Ehtesham Hashmi and Amit Srivastav, said the violence erupted because of the “irresponsibility of the administration, along with extremist organisations and the vested interests of ambitious politicians”.

Singh, a journalist at NewsClick, had said that the Tripura government booked him for writing, “Tripura is…

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