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Kanchanpur Strike Day 4 Thursday: Ruling-Opposition Supporting JMC

Both ruling BJP and opposition CPIM supporting the movement of Joint Movement Committee. Both the political parties give messages that torture on the non tribal will no more tolerated. Both BJP and CPIM leaders share stages yesterday in a rally organized by joint movement committee. Thousands of Bengali and Non Tribes like Reangs took part in the rally. Both of the political parties leaders said against the process of government to resettle the bru migrants. Around 12-15 thousand supporters of the JMC defied the restrictions on assembly and organised protest rallies in front of government offices on Wednesday Meanwhile a large contingent of security troops from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) has been deployed to deal with the situation. At least seventy five families fled their homes at Southeast Laxmipur village in Dasda Rural Development Block of Tripura’s north district after a man was assaulted during ongoing strike against the state’s decision to permanently settle over 5,000 Bru migrants in Kanchanpur. January this year, an agreement was signed between the government and the Reang community, locally called “Bru”, regarding rehabilitation of 5,400 families in different places of Tripura, including Kanchanpur. They had migrated from Mizoram to Tripura in 1997 following ethnic conflict. The Centre has announced a package of Rs 600 crore for their resettlement. The Tripura government last year agreed to accept the tribal refugees and promised they will be listed as voters. According to government sources, the locations and number of refugee family members to be rehabilitated in Kanchanpur sub-division, adjoining Mizoram, is yet to be finalised.

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