Agartala, May 8, 2019:
The Reang (Bru) migrants living in Tripura are demanding Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) in Tripura claiming that the community has been living as prisoners in India. Otherwise, they would want to go back their native lands as they are migrated from Mizoram and are originally from Myanmar.
This has been the demand of every Reang from Narsing Para Relief Camp.
The community has claimed that they have been suffering this problem since that past 22 years but no solution has been sorted out yet. They have been living in the relief camps in unhygienic conditions which is a serious threat to their health.
Ministers from UPA Government like P Chidambaram to present NDA Government minister Rajnath Singh have all visited the relief camp in Kanchanpur, but no one succeeded in finding a solution to the issues of the Reang migrants.
The Reangs, who are popularly known as ‘Brus’ in Mizoram, are one of the 21 scheduled tribes living in the Indian state of Tripura. The Bru can be found all over the Tripura state in India, however, they may also be found in Mizoram, Assam, and Manipur. They speak the Reang dialect of Bru language which is of Tibeto-Burmese origin and is locally referred to as Kau Bru.