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Kanchanpur Strike Called Of By JMC After Second Round Discussion On Tuesday

The Joint Movement Committee (JMC), which has opposed the re-settlement of the BRU refugees in North Tripura, lifted its indefinite strike on Tuesday. The decision of the JMC was announced by its convenor, Sushanta Bikash Barua in the morning on Tuesday. Talking to the media on Tuesday , JMC “We had a discussion with BJP MLA, Bhagaban Das last night.”During the meeting, it was decided that state ministers and top-level officials will have discussions on our demands regarding the Bru refugees’ resettlement issue with us within one or two days,” leaders added. After the talk with the MLA last night, the executive members of JMC had another round of discussion among themselves on Tuesday morning. After the talk with the MLA last night, the executive members of JMC had another round of discussion among themselves on Tuesday morningIn that meeting, they decided to lift the strike, which was started on November 16 last in protest against the re-settlement of Bru refugees in North Tripura district. The JMC leaders remained adamant in their demands during the first round of meeting on Monday. They informed that they would continue their indefinite strike in Kanchanpur sub-division unless their demands are not fulfilled. They demanded that not more than 500 Bru families should be resettled in Kanchanpur sub-division. Two persons, including a civilian and a fire service employee, died during clashes between security personnel and protestors at Panisagar after the anti-Bru agitation turned violent.

JMC Called Off The Strike
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