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Bru Rehabilitation Formula: Mizo Convention-NSM Jointly Calls Kanchanpur Strike For Indefinite Period From Today. Jampui Paralyzed.

Trouble is on due to brue rehabilitation formula in Tripura. Once again Mizo convention and Nagarik Suraksha Mancha NSM, jointly calls for kanchanpur subdivision indefinite period strike from today i.e Monday morning. Both the organisations was protesting against the rehabilitating Mizoram’s Bru migrants in the area. Nagorik Suraksha Mancha, a newly formed Bengali organisation which held strikes in parts of north and Unakoti district of Tripura in December last year following violence during anti-CAA protests, has been demanding the relocation of Brus from Kachanpur during resettlement process. It joined hands with Mizo Convention to form the JMC which held the strike today. Speaking to The Tripura Post, Kanchanpur SDM official said no permission was sought from the local administration for the bandh which started from today. Bru migrants, who fled ethnic violence in Mizoram in 1997, have been living in six relief camps at Kanchanpur and Panisagar sub-divisions of north Tripura for last 23 years. The Centre signed a four-corner agreement with state governments in Tripura and Mizoram and Bru migrants to resettle them permanently in Tripura instead of providing relief funds and ration for years. The Centre also announced Rs 600 crore package for the resettlement. Citing an order from the local administration which says that eight out of ten spots where the Brus would be resettled are in Kanchanpur sub-division, Nagorik Suraksha Mancha’s Ranjit Kumar Nath claimed nearly 4,600 Bru families would be settled at Kanchanpur and adjoining areas as per the government formula, which would exert tremendous pressure on non-Bru communities, including Bengalees and Mizos, living there. There was a memorandum served to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb earlier objecting to settling Bru families at Kanchanpur and served seven days time for reconsidering the settlement formula, failing which wider agitation would be held. Jampui become paralyzed due to this strike as last report came in.

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