Uncertainty looms large over the repatriation of over 32 thousand displaced Brus from Tripura after the Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum’s withdrawal from the quadripartite agreement.
The Brus who are already back in Mizoram have threatened to boycott the upcoming repatriation of the last batch of Bru families if the Centre fails to meet their demand to give uniform rehabilitation package.
As per the quadripartite agreement between the Centre, government of Tripura, government of Mizoram and the Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF), about 32,857 Bru refugees from 5,413 families who are living in six relief camps in Tripura will start returning to Mizoram from August in multi-phases.
The repatriated families will get financial aid of Rs 4 lakh each and housing assistance to the tune of Rs 1.50 lakh. Each family will also be given monthly allowance of Rs 5,000 for two years and free ration for the same period.