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Sixth phase of Bru IDP repatriation from Tripura to start on Tuesday
Sixth phase of Bru IDP repatriation from Tripura to start on Tuesday
PHOTO : A Reang lady returning home with water collected from a stream in the Nisingpara refugee camp in North Tripura district. TIWN Pic June 16, 2014

Agartala, June 16: The sixth phase of repatriation of Bru displacement victims stranded in relief camps in North Tripura district is scheduled to start from Tuesday, a highly placed source in the North Tripura district administration said here today.

A total of 494 families living in six relief camps of Kanchanpur sub-division in North Tripura district, would be repatriated to Mizoram. They would be received at Zomuantlang and Kanhmun areas in Mamit district of Mizoram on the day. According to latest information, officials of the Mizoram state administration have readied the decks to receive the displacement victims back home.

Each displacement victim family would be given a one-time compensation of Rs. 80 thousand for housing, Rs. 5,500 for conveyance and Rs. 2,000 for constructing makeshift huts after their arrival in Mizoram. The repatriated displacement victims would be provided free ration for a year from repatriation, official source said.

Nearly 36,000 displacement victims from the Reang community were stranded in seven makeshift camps in Kanchanpur sub-division of North Tripura district for past 16 years after they fled their homes due to acute Mizo-Reang clashes in Mizoram.

Nearly 5,000 displacement victims went back home in the last five phases of repatriation. A large section of the displacement victims still living in Tripura are averse to the proposal of repatriation on the grounds of possible renewed ethnic violence in Mizoram in the absence of proper security arrangements.

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