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
- 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.
- 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