Tripura CM concerned over `fresh influx` of Brus from Mizoram
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 13:00
Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has expressed concern over the "fresh influx" of Bru refugees into the state from neighbouring Mizoram following the gunning down of a youth there.

"It is a matter of deep concern that there is a fresh influx of Reang (Bru) refugees into the state when the refugees sheltered in six evacuee camps in North Tripura district were supposed to go back," Sarkar told reporters, adding that he had discussed the issue with Home Minister P Chidambaram over phone.

"The fresh exodus from Mizoram would complicate the repatriation process of the refugees who are already staying in Tripura camps for the last 12 years," he said.

Sarkar, who will be in New Delhi today, is expected to meet Chidambaram and discuss the issue.

"Our concern is that already thousands of displaced Reangs are shelterd in camps in Tripura and if more displaced people enter into the state that would only complicate the situation. So we want the situation to be peaceful and the people sheltered in the camps return (to their homes)."

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 13:00

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