Tension prevails in Tripura over re-settlement decision of Brus

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AGARTALA | MARCH 6, 2020:

The district Magistrate's report for the eight districts of Tripura proposing a cluster-based rehabilitation of 36261 displaced Brus of Mizoram in 18 locations of the state, Nagarik Suraksha Manch (NSM), the apex social body of non-tribals, Young Mizo Association (YMA) and Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) – the association of Mizo community living in Jampui hills of Tripura – Mizoram border hold a rally on Thursday opposing the decision.

The organisations had demanded not to settle any of the Bru family in North Tripura and threatened if their demand is not heard; the government would be responsible for the future socio-political and ethnic problems in the district.

The organization stated that in last 22 years, the inhabitants of the villages in Panisagar and Kanchanpur have been suffering from Bru atrocities and still they could not able to adjust with the local people.

NSM president Ranjit Nath said that in several occasions, Bru miscreants have resorted to violence, criminal activities and indulged into anti-social activities despite administrative actions they did not change rather became enemies of the locals. Because of them, the entire area turned into a volatile zone of HIV/AIDS, hub of drugs and all other anti-social activities.

He added that if the government allows them to stay back in Tripura, within the next few years they would be a permanent problem for inhabitants of Tripura.