Movement for Kokborok scrapped Tring celebrations this year and appealed to the people of indigenous people of Tripura not to celebrate it this year as a mark of protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
The Movement for Kokborok, an organization that is fighting an endless struggle to save their ‘Kokborok’ language appealed not to celebrate the ‘Tring’ festival this year.
‘Tring’ festival is celebrated on December 22 as the new year of Borok people in Tripura.
Indigenous dishes are also cooked and different cultural program is organized where Tripuri boys and girls wearing traditional dresses and perform dances to mark the occasion.
On the other hand, Tripura’s King, Pradyot Kishore Debbbarma, said, this year he will not celebrate the Christmas and ‘Tring’ festival protesting CAA.
He said, “When people have been killed and atmosphere between communities divided. When laws are passed without taking our views into consideration,
When the very idea of current democracy is no longer tenable I dont think I can be selfish and celebrate or participate in any celebration/festival this year. Be it Tring, Christmas or New Year. I will not be participating in any programmes as we are all in mourning and there is nothing to celebrate.”
Ruhidas Debbarma, the convenor of that organization, said people of Tripura would welcome the new year but their is a clear sadness that they are carrying in their hearts and it will reflect in their celebrations too, they are protesting against Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
He later said, people should boycott all the cultural festivals associated with ‘Tring’.
Movement for Kokbork also appealed to the local artistes prevalent in Tripura to not do Tring cultural programme this year.