Central government started 8th phase of repatriation for Bru migrants from August 25, 2018 as per a four-corner agreement signed with refugee leaders, state governments of Tripura and Mizoram. However, the repatriation package offered to them was rejected by most refugees, who claimed it was ‘insufficient’.
Most people affected by violence at Madhabbari said they sustained losses in lakhs since their shops were gutted during clashes. However, local administration provided a maximum of Rs. 10 thousand as compensation.
At least fifteen persons were injured, with three sustaining bullet injuries, during a clash between policemen and North East Students’ Organization supporters at Khumulwng, headquarters of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council.
CITU Tripura state president Manik Dey said in a press conference this afternoon that people extended "spontaneous support" to the strike but BJP supporters forced people to deny the strike in certain cases.