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Bru-Reang Refugee Crisis: Home Minister presides over signing of Historic Agreement to end the Bru-Reang Refugee Crisis

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  • January 17, 2020
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Bru-Reang Refugee Crisis: Home Minister presides over signing of Historic Agreement to end the Bru-Reang Refugee Crisis

Part of: GS Prelims History and GS Mains I–Society  

In news:

  • Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah presided over the signing of an agreement between Government of India, Governments of Tripura and Mizoram and Bru-Reang representatives
  • This historic agreement is in line with PM Modi’s vision for the progress of the North East and the empowerment of the people of the region.

Background:

  • In 1997, following ethnic tension, around 5,000 families comprising around 30,000 Bru-Reang tribals were forced to flee Mizoram and seek shelter in Tripura. These people were housed in temporary camps at Kanchanpur, in North Tripura.
  • Since 2010, Government of India has been making sustained efforts to permanently rehabilitate these refugees. 
  • The Union government has been assisting the two State governments for taking the care of the refugees.

From Prelims Point of view:

  • Bru -Reang are one of the 21 scheduled tribes. 
  • The Bru can be found Tripura ,Mizoram and Assam

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