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Bru refugees


Explained: What is the agreement to settle Bru refugees in Tripura?

January 20, 2020 9:21 am

Centre, Tripura, and Mizoram have signed an agreement with the Bru/Reang community that promises to end their 23-year-old internal displacement crisis. How did the deal come about, and what happens now?

Agreement to settle Bru refugees in Tripura inked

January 17, 2020 9:46 am

Under the new agreement, a package of Rs 600 crore has been earmarked for a period of two years to help settle the refugees in Tripura.

Four infants among Bru claim of hunger deaths: 'Milk dried up, mothers couldn't breastfeed'

November 14, 2019 7:19 am

While the measure has been taken thrice earlier, it is the first time since the initial arrivals that there have been claims of starvation deaths.

Explained: Who are the Brus in Tripura camps, and why they are not returning to Mizoram

November 08, 2019 7:02 am

Bru or Reang is a community indigenous to Northeast India, living mostly in Tripura, Mizoram and Assam.

Tripura: Food supplies halted in camps, Bru migrants announce indefinite road blockade

November 04, 2019 8:29 pm

Mizoram Bru Displaced Peoples Forum (MBDPF), a major Bru refugee outfit, wrote to North Tripura District Magistrate Raval Hamendra Kumar Tuesday about the ‘indefinite roadblock’ between Dasda and Anandabazaar in North Tripura from October 31.

Mizoram: Bru refugees request Amit Shah to stop repatriation till demands are met

October 21, 2019 10:03 pm

“There will wastage of money and chance of misappropriation of repatriation package if the central government does not give direction to Mizoram to stop sending vehicles,” the memorandum reads.

Tripura: Despite denial by Bru organisations, 54 refugees return to Mizoram

October 11, 2019 11:11 pm

The organisations say that the Bru refugees will not return to Mizoram unless their demands including verification of land allotted for them in Mizoram, one-time payment of cash benefits, and post repatriation safety and security are met by the government.

Bru refugees in Tripura allege intimidation by Mizoram govt, say won't return till demands met

October 09, 2019 7:42 pm

They alleged that the Government of Mizoram had sent its intelligence department sleuths to visit Bru families living in Tripura relief camps to intimidate them.

Tripura: No takers among Bru refugees for government's repatriation offer

October 03, 2019 9:52 am

The repatriation process is scheduled to start from 5 am Thursday. However, the government hasn’t found any takers among the refugees yet.

Bru voters split, prefer MNF or Congress on either side of border

April 11, 2019 9:59 am

The displaced Bru voters living in camps in Tripura for the last 22 years prefer MNF, while those who have gone back to Mizoram seem to be banking on the Congress this time.


Life inside the camp of Bru refugees in Tripura

November 25, 2018 1:37 pm

What life is like inside the camps of Bru refugees in Tripura, in their own words.