Bru crisis ends, pact signed for their settlement in Tripura
By migrator | Thu, 16 Jan 2020
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS)
An agreement to end the 22-year-old Bru refugee crisis was signed on Thursday to settle over 30,000 people belonging to 5,300 families of the community in Tripura where they migrated in 1997 from Mizoram following a tribal unrest.
The agreement to settle the Bru tribals, called Reangs in Tripura, in Tripura was signed among chief secretaries of Mizoram, Tripura and representatives of Bru tribes here in the Ministry of Home Affairs' North Block office in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
As per the agreement, the refugees will settle in Tripura and will be given aid for their rehabilitation — a move that came after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had in November last year agreed to settling the Bru tribals in November last year.