Agartala: Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram on Saturday appealed to displaced Reangs from Mizoram
sheltered in camps in North Tripura to return home and rebuild
"I have told them that you should not spend your whole
life in camps here. Go home and rebuild your life," Chidambaram
briefed reporters here about his interaction he had with the
delegation of displaced Mizoram Reangs.
Chidambaram met a delegation of the Mizoram Bru
Displaced People’s Forum headed by its president Swaibunga at
a camp at Naisingpara in North Tripura district and later
Chief Minister Manik Sarkar at the state secretariat.
Asked if Mizoram government would agree to take them
back, Chidambaram said he would visit Mizoram next month to
speak to the Chief Minister about repatriation.
"If necessary, I will come to Tripura again. The
Centre wants to solve the problem as early as possible," he
The Centre has sanctioned Rs 33 crore to the Ministry
of DoNER for repatriation of the Reangs, he said.
At least 36,660 Reangs who had fled Mizoram following
disturbances were sheltered in six camps at Kanchanpur in
North Tripura district.
Swaibunga said they submitted a 23-point charter of
demands including restoration of ancestral land occupied by
Mizos, a proper rehabilitation package and safety and security
of life and property.
Chidambaram told the delegation that their demands
would be properly taken care of if they returned home.