Agartala: Tripura government will now do day-to-day monitoring of the Bru Reang refugee rehabilitation process. Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Dev met union home minister Amit Shah and apprised him with the updates of the rehabilitation process. Taking to Twitter, CM Biplab Dev said, "Held detailed deliberations during the review meeting chaired by Hon. Home Minister, Sh. @AmitShah ji regarding the rehabilitation process of Bru Reang displaced families in Tripura. Day-to-day monitoring will now be undertaken to ensure timely completion of the rehabilitation process."
The resettlement process began as part of the quadripartite agreement signed between the Centre, Tripura and Mizoram governments and the Bru leaders in January last year to provide over 32,000 Brus permanent resettlement in Tripura.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was keen to resolve the long-pending issue of the Bru Reang refugee. It was his initiative to find an early and permanent solution to the issue. Taking to Twitter about the guidance of the Prime Minister, cm Dev said, "Under the leadership of Hon'ble PM, Shri @narendramodi ji, a landmark decision was taken to resolve the 23-year-old issue of permanent rehabilitation of Bru-Reang displaced families in #Tripura. No stone will be left unturned to ensure effective implementation of the decision."
Twenty-three years after ethnic clashes in Mizoram, which forced 37,000 people of the Bru Reang community to flee their homes to neighbouring Tripura, an agreement was signed in January 2020 to allow 32,000 of them remaining in the camps after nine phases of repatriation to settle in Tripura permanently.
As a part of the quadripartite agreement, resettlement of Bru migrants, living displaced lives for 23 years in Tripura, has already started with granting permanent addresses at Dhalai district to 426 Bru families from Kanchanpur in April 2021.