Displaced Reangs will be taken back by Mizoram soon: Sarkar

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 17:52

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Manik
Sarkar on Wednesday said he has got an assurance from his Mizoram
counterpart that the 35,000 displaced Reang tribals, being
sheltered in six refugee camps in North Tripura district for
the past 13 years, would be taken back soon.

"I had discussed the issue of repatriation of the Reangs
sheltered in North Tripura during my recent visit to Delhi
with Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla who said they would
be taken back soon", Sarkar told reporters here.

He said Thanhawla during his recent visit to Tripura had
held a meeting with the refugee leaders on January 8 and asked
them to find out areas where the Reangs could be accomodated
in Mizoram.

The Reangs had fled their ancestral homes in Mizoram
following clashes with the Mizos and took shelter in Tripura
in 1997.

PTI




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