June 24, 2023: A significant gathering organized by the TIPRA Women Federation rocked the Circuit House area as thousands of women came together to demand the adoption of the Roman script for the Kokborok language. The women, hailing from different parts of Tripura, expressed their concerns and conveyed a strong message to the governor, urging immediate attention to their demand.
With an estimated attendance of around 5,000 Tiprasa women, the march began from Astabal Ground in Aguli (Agartala) with a resolute determination to make their voices heard. However, their progress was halted by the police near the Circuit House.
The primary objective of the march was to emphasize the significance of preserving and safeguarding their language, Kokborok, which holds deep cultural and emotional value for the community. The protesters vehemently opposed the imposition of the Bengali language and asserted their right to protect and promote Kokborok.
Buma Bodol, representing the influential organization known as “The Mother’s Group,” spoke on behalf of the protesters, declaring, “Our love and commitment to our language drives us to take a stand. We refuse to succumb to the imposition of Bengali and demand the adoption of the Roman script for Kokborok.”
This demonstration marks the fourth such event held in Aguli (Agartala), as the demand for the Roman script for Kokborok continues to gain momentum. The TIPRA Women Federation remains unwavering in their pursuit of linguistic recognition and inclusivity.