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

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.

No cash dole to Bru camps in Tripura for 4 months, migrants seek MHA intervention

The central rehabilitation package granted to Bru migrants living in Tripura in 1998 currently allows Rs 5 per day to each adult migrant, Rs 2.5 to each minor, 600 gram rice to each adult on a daily basis, three soaps in a year, one pair of slippers every year and a mosquito net in every three years.


Tripura's Bru refugee camps not to get food and relief supplies after Jan 15: Official

During the repatriation process which continued till September 25, only 150 refugees from 42 families were repatriated to Mizoram and 32,000 still remain sheltered in six transit camps in Tripura.

Mizoram: ‘Bru refugees likely to vote in border district,' says official

Kundra said that Mizoram has a history of conducting free and fair elections in a peaceful manner, and is a role model for other states.

‘From Day 1, have asked Brus to come back,' says Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla

As many as 150 Bru refugees from 32 families, who were repatriated to Mizoram recently, will be able to cast their votes in the Assembly elections in the state, officials said on Thursday.

Tripura: After 21 days, Centre resumes ration supplies to Bru refugee camps

“I have received an instruction from MHA to resume ration supplies to the Bru IDP camps from today. The supplies will continue till January 15, 2019. There is no further instruction”, the Kanchanpur SDM said.


In Tripura's Naisao, a forgotten refugee colony of Brus

Bijoy Bru, another inmate at Naisao, said there is no arrangement of even toilets in the camp. People still choose the jungles as lavatories and risk worm infections, snake bites and other health hazards.

Bru refugees stare at food crisis, won’t leave Tripura without guarantees

About 32,000 people of the Bru communities fled Mamit, Kolasib and Lunglei districts of Mizoram during ethnic clashes in October 1997. They were sheltered in six relief camps in Kanchanpur and Panisagar sub-divisions of North Tripura district.

Tripura: Govt doles cut off, Bru refugees stare at uncertain future

“Assistance to the camps have been stopped from October 1. Adequate steps, including deployment of security forces, have been taken to prevent any law and order situation,” Raval Hamendra Kumar, District Magistrate and Collector of North Tripura, said.

Centre instructs Tripura to cut off cash dole, ration supplies to Bru refugees from Monday

Mizoram Bru Displaced Peoples Coordination Committee (MBDPCC) president L Laldinliana said the refugee body was contemplating to write to President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh and NHRC for respite.

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Life inside the camp of Bru refugees in Tripura

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