Royal Scion of Tripura, Pradyot Deb Barman has written a letter about the indigenous Bru community of Tripura to the Home Minister, Amit Shah.
He stated in the letter that the Bru family, according to the Rajmala, is long with historical ties to Tripura's royal house.
Pradyot said Brus ' displacement started in the mid-1970s when the construction of the now-defunct Dumbur Hydel Power Project began.
Nevertheless, at the behest of the government, these people were forced out as they were unable to provide any legal documents and forced to leave the country.
Later, they were forced to move east and west to the state of Mizoram and Assam, among other things.
In addition, during the mid-80's to the early part of the mid-90's, the Brus were forced to leave the state due to an ethnic dispute and were forced to settle in the neighboring state of Mizoram, where they were forced to move out of Mizoram due to religious differences as well.
Pradyot also stated in the letter that six people from the camp died during this impasse as a result of the state and central government stopping the supply of ration in the refugee camps.
He added that Tripura has always provided shelter to refugee. In regards to this, he wrote that Rajmata Kanchanprabha Devi, his grandmother, gave her name Kanchanpur to the town were persecuted Hindu Bengalis hitherto settled who were displaced refugee from East Pakistan .
“It would be highly ironic if our own indigenous people are now forced to leave the state because of the sordid political mechanization of certain interested parties” Pradyot said.
According to the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement published by the UN, our country has certain obligations towards these Indigenous people, he added.
He has appealed the government for the resettlement of Bru community within the state and also to provide basic amenities to them.
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