AGARTALA, Sept 7 - Thousands of people from different walks of life on Wednesday took part in anti-war rallies across Tripura to protest against the Second World War and to support world peace.
The main anti-war rally was held in Agartala, where political leaders, professionals, artists, singers, performers, academicians, students, journalists, and government and non-government employees as well as social activists in their thousands marched through the streets of the State capital displaying anti-war placards.
Tripura Chief Minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Manik Sarkar led the rally where physically challenged persons also participated.
CPI-M Lok Sabha member Sankar Prasad Datta, one of the convenors of the anti-war rally organising committee, said: �During the Second World War (1939 to 1945), over five crore people were killed and assets of enormous extent spoiled. Normally, we organise this anti-war rally on September 1, but due to various reasons the rally was organised today (Wednesday).� � IANS