Bru Agreement

Apart from them, each family receives 5,000 ru for two years. 5,000 species a month. The agreement stresses that each displaced family will also receive a free ration and the help of Rs. 1.5 lakh to build their homes for two years. In 2018, following the decision of the EU Ministry of the Interior to grant the right to vote to some 30,000 people who had fled Mizoram to Tripura in 1997 following inter-communal violence, the Electoral Commission asked the State of Mizoram to review its lists for the 2018 elections and to involve members of the community of displaced persons. After the signing of a tripartite agreement between the Centre, Tripura and Mizoram, 32,876 people from the Reang tribe were to be repatriated to Mizoram. [1] On 16 January 2020, a four-page agreement was signed between the Centre, representatives of the government of Tripura and mizoram and Bru-Reang to facilitate the permanent settlement of refugees from Mizoram to Tripura, which benefited some 34,000 refugees. [2] The Minister of the Interior, Mr Shah, who presided over the signing of the agreement, welcomed the “historic” solution to the Brussels issue. He thanked the chief ministers of Tripura and Mizoram, Pradyot Kishore Debbarma, and some social organizations for setting the terms of the agreement. In 1997-98, about 5,000 families from Bru Reang, or about 30,000 Bru-Reang, were displaced from Mizoram to Tripura because they had ethnic violence in Mizoram.

In the northern triura, these people lived in makeshift camps. The Indian government has been making sustained efforts since 2010 to rehabilitate these refugees in a sustainable manner. Until 2014, about 1622 Bru-Reang families returned to Mizoram in different batches. In addition, an agreement was signed on 3 July 2018 between the EU government, the governments of the two states and the representatives of the Bru Reang refugees, who were decided to increase assistance to families. About 328 families of 1,369 people returned to Mizoram. In June 2018, Bru`s heads of state and government signed an agreement in Delhi with the Centre and the two state governments, providing for repatriation to Mizoram. However, most camp residents rejected the “inadequate” conditions of the agreement. Only 328 families returned to Mizoram, making the trial redundant. The camp residents said the package did not guarantee their safety in Mizoram and they feared a repeat of the violence that had forced them to flee. “Due to ethnic tensions in Mizoram, about 34,000 people had to live in tents in Tripura under human conditions. During all these years, no solution could be found. In 2018, an agreement was signed and a package was sanctioned, but many people did not want to return to Mizoram.

Only 328 families returned. Negotiations were restarted following the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Displaced people will be permanently settled in Tripura,” Shah said in the presence of Tripura`s Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb and Mizoram CM Zoramthanga.