Centre to stop all aid to Bru refugees from today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Oct 2018 08:43:47


 

AGARTALA,

The MHA has directed to stop all kinds of allowances, including cash dole and ration supplies, from Oct 1

 

THE Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) would discontinue all kinds of subsistence allowances, including ration supplies and cash dole, to the Bru refugees from Monday, an official notification said. The notification was issued by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Panisagar in North Tripura district, Lalnemmemi Darlong, on Saturday.


The MHA has directed to stop all kinds of allowances, including cash dole and ration supplies, from October 1, to the Mizoram Bru refugees, sheltered in six evacuee camps in North Tripura district in Tripura. The MHA instruction came on September 25. MHA Special Secretary (Internal Security) Rina Mitra, Joint Secretary Satyendra Garg and others had said in August that all refugee camps in Tripura would be shut down if the Brus failed to return to Mizoram within September.


Reacting to the notification, the President of Mizoram Bru Displaced Peoples Co-ordination Committee (MBDPCC), L Laldinliana, said he was aware of the Government’s decision.
“We are aware of this. We shall convene a meeting tomorrow with all refugees who are still here in Tripura and decide about our next course of action,” he said.