Tripura farmers return home after 10 months in Bangladesh jail
Hailing from Tripura's Asharamabari, the farmers had reportedly crossed a fence to cultivate in Bangladesh's farmland following which they were detained by Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB).
After spending around 10 months in Bangladesh's Moulvibazar district jail, two Indian farmers, Rajib Debbarma and Gurupada Debbarma, returned to Tripura on December 12.
Hailing from Tripura's Asharamabari, the farmers had reportedly crossed a fence to cultivate in the neighbouring country's farmland following which they were detained by Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB).
"I am happy that we could come back home. We had got some clue a few months back that the embassy had initiated some process to bring us back to our homeland. We are really thankful to the state as well as the central government,” said Rajib.
The Tribal Welfare Minister, Mevar Kumar Jamatia expressed gratitude to the authorities of Bangladesh for the release of the farmers.
Earlier, Tripura Union Minister, Pratima Bhoumik, on August 27, 2021, had raised the issue of repatriation of the farmers from Bangladesh with the Ministry of External Affairs.
And on September 4, 2021, the Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) Motha Chairman, Pradyot Kishore Debbarman too had requested the High Commission of India in Bangladesh to send them back.
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