Clashes broke out between Tripura police officers and locals of Dolubari village of North Tripura district on Saturday over the proposed rehabilitation of Bru refugees from Mizoram. Protesters set hearth to autos and blocked the nationwide freeway which led police officers to fireplace tear fuel shells in an effort to disperse the protesters.
A number of native organisations beneath the Joint Motion Committee (JMC) have been protesting in opposition to the resettlement of Bru-Reang refugees in Kanchanpur sub-division they usually had demanded that the state authorities resettle the members of the displaced group equally amongst Tripura’s eight districts. They’d additionally referred to as for a districtwide shutdown on November 16.
The Brus are a displaced group who’ve been residing throughout a number of reduction camps in Tripura and Mizoram since 1997 after ethnic clashes broke out between Mizo tribes and Brus. Near 30,000 Bru tribals had fled the state as a result of tensions in Mizoram.
The method to resettle the Bru group had begun in 2009 by the governments of Tripura and Mizoram however didn’t lead to any success. In November 2018 Centre determined to resettle Bru refugees in Mizoram however attributable to protests by the Bru group that plan was too left unimplemented.
In 2020 a contemporary settlement was signed which stated the Brus won’t be compelled to return to Mizoram. The Centre has additionally sanctioned a Rs 600 crore rehabilitation package deal to assist resettle the displaced group and together with Tripura authorities determined to rehabilitate the Brus throughout North Tripura, Dhalai, Unakoti, Sipahijala and Khowai districts.
The locals protesting in opposition to the resettlement have complained that the federal government is attempting to resettle all 6,000 displaced households within the Kanchanpur sub-division itself. Talking to PTI, JMC chairman Zairemthiama Pachuau stated that regardless of assurances that no more than 1,500 households can be settled within the space the numbers have now gone up. He stated, “The federal government is attempting to settle 6,000 households. In the event that they go forward with this, your complete sub-division shall be affected environmentally, ecologically, socially and demographically which isn’t acceptable.”