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First batch of displaced Reangs return home

A Correspondent
Agartala, May 21, 2010: Altogether 140 Reang or Bru families displaced from Mizoram in November 2009 left for their homes Friday. Mizoram Bru Displaced Peoples Forum (MBDPF) president Elvis Chorky informed that 668 tribe men, women and children returned in some 70 vehicles with police escort provided by the Mizoram government.  

A total of 210 Bru families are expected to return by 26 May. However no decision has been taken on plight of over 35,000 Brus displaced from Mizoram in wake of massive ethnic tension and have been languishing in six makeshift camps in Kanchanpur, about 100km east of Agartala, capital of Tripura state.

“We need some concrete assurance from the Union and Mizoram governments which would guarantee our security, rehabilitation and ethnic rights”, Chorky told indigenousherald.com.

The return of fresh batch of Reangs occurred in wake of forthcoming visit of union home minister P. Chidambaram to Aizawl Monday next. Elvis Chorkhy opined that Chidambaram should pursue Mizoram government to ensure early return of Reangs.