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27 Families of Bru Displace People Returned Back to their Home after 20 years

27 Families of Bru Displace People Returned Back to their Home after 20 years

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Sep 2018 1:47 PM GMT

Agartala: The Repatriation Process of the displaced Bru persons got a big fillip today with the repatriation of 27 families comprising of 137 people who left for their home state of Mizoram. All the 27 families came from the Lunglei district 20 years back and they will be settled in the same district and villages that they had come back from.

According to Mahesh Kumar Singla Advisor to Ministry of Home Affairs, the repatriation process has gone well on the first day and he added that more displaced Bru persons will be going back Mizoram very soon.

Mahesh Kumar Singla further added that there will be two-night halts on their way back to the Lunglei district and the security will be taken care of by the respective state police.

The Security of the displaced Bru persons who had gone back today will be taken care of by the Tripura Police till they are in Tripura and the security after crossing the Tripura border will be taken care of by the Mizoram police.

Today displaced Bru persons from Hazacherra Camp under Kanchanpur Sub-division were repatriated and all will be settled in the Lunglei District of Mizoram and all will be given packages as per the agreement signed between the Government of India, Government of Mizoram and Government of Tripura and Bru Displaced Peoples Forum (MBDPF) on July 3, 2018

Background

In a major breakthrough on repatriation of displaced Bru persons from Mizoram since 1997, an agreement has been signed by Government of India, Governments of Mizoram and Tripura and Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF) in presence of Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister of Mizoram Shri Lalthanhawla, and Chief Minister of Tripura Shri Biplab Kumar Deb on 3rd July 2018.

5,407 families comprising of 32,876 persons presently in temporary camps in Tripura will repatriate to Mizoram before September 30, 2018. The agreement was signed by Smt. Rina Mitra, Special Secretary (Internal Security), MHA, Shri Sanjeev Ranjan, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Tripura, Shri Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, Principal Secretary, Govt. of Mizoram and Shri A. Sawibunga, President, MBDPF.

The government of India will provide financial assistance for rehabilitation of Brus in Mizoram and address their issues of security, education, livelihood etc. in consultation with Governments of Mizoram and Tripura.

A Committee under Special Secretary (Internal Security) will coordinate the implementation of this agreement.

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