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Bru Migrants Problem Created, Sustained By CPIM: Jishnu Debbarma

Giving it a direct political angle deputy CM Jishnu Debbarma said bru migrants problem created and sustained by earlier CPIM Government. Taking to the press on Thursday he also said that ” The ongoing bru migrants problem not created by BJP. Earlier CPIM Government created and sustained hanging this problem since last 23 years. We are trying to solve it. No body is refugee in his own country. JMC should understand why and how this problem created”. According to the deputy CM, government will also talk with the joint movement committee. Thousands of Bru community people have been living in relief camps in two sub-divisions of North Tripura district since 1997. They had fled Mizoram to reach the neighbouring state because of ethnic clashes. More than 40,000 Brus — also called Reangs — have been living in relief camps in Tripura since 1997 after escaping ethnic violence in Mizoram. About 7,000 refugees returned to Mizoram in nine phases of repatriation till November 30, 2019. 7,000 refugees returned to Mizoram in nine phases of repatriation till November 30, 2019. The rest stayed, however, refused to move, citing security reasons. The repatriation stalemate was ended with the signing of the quadripartite agreement on January 16 among representatives of the Brus, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Tripura and Mizoram governments. The Brus have been insisting on settling at least 500 of about 6,500 refugee families in one place. Local groups in Kanchanpur and Panisagar subdivisions of Tripura want them to be scattered so that other parts of the State can “absorb the load”.

Jishnu Debbarma, Deputy Chief Minister, Tripura
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