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Reang refugees demand resumption of free ration

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AGARTALA, Oct 14 - The Reang refugees residing in six North Tripura camps have staged an agitation demanding resumption of ration and other relief assistance as they are facing food crisis since the government stopped supply of free rations with effect from October 1.

A large number of refugees led by newly-formed Mizoran Bru Displaced Peoples� Co-ordination Committee (MBDPCC) organised a silent rally from Naisingh Para camp and marched eight km to Kambal Tilla on Saturday.

Later, a four member delegation met the Sub-divisional Magistrate Naba Kumar Jamatia and submitted a memorandum addressed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Copies of the memorandum was sent to joint secretary to Union Home Ministry Mahesh Satyendra Garg and Tripura Chief Secretary LK Gupta.

Apart from demanding resumption of ration the memorandum raised seven demands as pre-condition for returning to their ancestral home in Mizoram. These include formation of an autonomous district council for the Reangs in Mizoram, five hectares of land for each family, Rs 4 lakh to each family at the time of repatriation, etc.

The MBDPCC is not a recognised organisation and it was formed only after a four corner agreement was signed which said all the refugees will be repatriated by September 30.

The Mizoram Bru Displaced Peoples� Forum signed the agreement as representative of all the refugees residing in the camps. The new body was formed immediately after the signing of the agreement and opposed the repatriation of the refugees.

As a result of their opposition only 54 families out of nearly five thousand families have returned to Mizoram so far.

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Reang refugees demand resumption of free ration

AGARTALA, Oct 14 - The Reang refugees residing in six North Tripura camps have staged an agitation demanding resumption of ration and other relief assistance as they are facing food crisis since the government stopped supply of free rations with effect from October 1.

A large number of refugees led by newly-formed Mizoran Bru Displaced Peoples� Co-ordination Committee (MBDPCC) organised a silent rally from Naisingh Para camp and marched eight km to Kambal Tilla on Saturday.

Later, a four member delegation met the Sub-divisional Magistrate Naba Kumar Jamatia and submitted a memorandum addressed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Copies of the memorandum was sent to joint secretary to Union Home Ministry Mahesh Satyendra Garg and Tripura Chief Secretary LK Gupta.

Apart from demanding resumption of ration the memorandum raised seven demands as pre-condition for returning to their ancestral home in Mizoram. These include formation of an autonomous district council for the Reangs in Mizoram, five hectares of land for each family, Rs 4 lakh to each family at the time of repatriation, etc.

The MBDPCC is not a recognised organisation and it was formed only after a four corner agreement was signed which said all the refugees will be repatriated by September 30.

The Mizoram Bru Displaced Peoples� Forum signed the agreement as representative of all the refugees residing in the camps. The new body was formed immediately after the signing of the agreement and opposed the repatriation of the refugees.

As a result of their opposition only 54 families out of nearly five thousand families have returned to Mizoram so far.

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