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One killed, 5 injured in police firing during refugee rehabilitation protests in Tripura

At least one died and five others suffered injuries as police opened fire on an agitating mob in Tripura on Saturday, according to news agency IANS. The protesters, observing a shutdown, were holding a protest that had been on for the past six days in northern Tripura to oppose the government’s decision to rehabilitate thousands of tribal refugees. These refugees had fled to adjoining Mizoram 23 years ago following ethnic strife in the state.

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