Four mosques vandalised in India

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Indian security forces guarded mosques in the northeastern state of Tripura Wednesday after right-wing groups attacked Muslim targets in apparent revenge for deadly violence against Hindus in neighbouring Bangladesh.

Authorities have banned gatherings of more than four people in the most tense northern parts of the state while police have issued warnings about “pro-vocative messages” spreading on social media.

Tripura has a 850-kilometre long border with Mus-lim-majority Bangladesh, where seven people were killed when a mob ransacked a Hindu temple this month. The riots spread to 12 districts in Bangla-desh.

India has expressed concern at the attacks and trou-bles erupted in Tripura on the sidelines of a rally of hundreds of followers of the right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad group.—AFP

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