Tripura Bru

Agartala, April 27: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Tripura in May to review the progress of the rehabilitation of Bru in the state.

The refugees fled Mizoram in 1997 due to ethnic tensions and have been living in Tripura ever since. Under a historic agreement, a total of 37,136 Brus have been rehabilitated in 12 designated locations in Tripura.

According to Govekar Mayur Ratilal, the District Magistrate of Gomti district, Shah is expected to visit two Bru rehabilitation areas in Karbook and Amarpur subdivisions on May 8. The visit is aimed at taking stock of the rehabilitation process on the ground. The local administration is making arrangements for the high-profile visit.

The two locations where the Brus have been rehabilitated have been provided with basic facilities such as drinking water, electricity, and healthcare, according to officials. Health Secretary Debasish Basu inaugurated two health sub-centres in the areas on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Manik Saha, who met Shah in Delhi on Wednesday, is expected to visit the Paschim Kalajari and Silacherri rehabilitation areas to oversee the preparations ahead of the Home Minister’s visit.

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The rehabilitation of the Brus has been a long-standing issue in the region, and the recent agreement has been welcomed by all parties concerned. The local administration has been working tirelessly to ensure that the Brus are given proper facilities and a chance to rebuild their lives.

Shah’s visit is expected to provide a much-needed boost to the rehabilitation process and encourage the local administration to continue its efforts in this direction. It will also send a positive signal to the Brus and reassure them that the government is committed to their welfare and well-being.

Overall, Shah’s visit to Tripura is a step in the right direction, and it is hoped that it will pave the way for more such visits in the future.

The rehabilitation of the Brus is an important issue, and it is essential that it is resolved in a fair and just manner. With the support of the central government, the local administration can continue to make progress in this direction and ensure that the Brus are given a chance to start afresh.