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Tripura, Mizoram Govt sign historical pact to proceed Reang refugees return to Mizoram before October, 2018
TIWN July 3, 2018
Tripura, Mizoram Govt sign historical pact to proceed Reang refugees return to Mizoram before October, 2018
PHOTO : Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb and Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla held meeting in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. TIWN Pic July 3

AGARTALA, July 3 (TIWN): Reang refugee camp in Tripura will be closed from October and the proceeding of taking them back to Mizoram by the Govt of Mizoram will be started from September, in a historic deal Tripura-Mizoram Govt has agreed today. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb and Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh have marked the proceeding of Bru refugees return in Mizoram from October, 2018. In a meeting at New Delhi both the Northeast state’s Govts have exchanged the deal.On behalf of Tripura Govt, Chief Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan was present to sign the agreement. In the Govt press release it has been said, “This is a historical occasion as after almost 22 years, the displaced Bru refugees would be repatriated to Mizoram before 30th September 2018 and all temporary camps in North Tripura would be closed in the 1st week of October”.On May 17, 2018 the Bru refugees had shown mass agitation in front of Civil Secretariat following an unsuccessful meeting held at the Secretariat.

On that time the agitators said, "Govt of India's officials held a meeting with our leaders and the state govt officials. They are ready to give us Rs. 1.30 lakhs to each family with some other facilities and 5000 rupees per families for 2 years and 2 years ration-free. But GOI's package failed to mitigate our demands. We want to tell both state and central govt to consider our rights to lives as we are human beings too". "The day Govt of India will fulfill our demands, we will go back to our state, but with the minimum package, it's possible for us to go back at Mizoram".

 Despite all out efforts, repartition of Bru refugees, sheltered in six relief camps in Kanchanpur subdivision, have been virtually kept on derailing, even though the Central government has already offered a rehabilitation package to those refugee families who want to return to Mizoram.

 

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