Tripura: Bru body expresses displeasure over delay in resettlement, letter to Amit Shah

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Agartala: The Bro Displaced Youth Association (BDYA), an organization of internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in Tripura, has written a letter to Union Minister Amit Shah, delaying the implementation of the Rs 600 crore quadripartite agreement. But expressed resentment.

Describing the four-party agreement as “historic”, the organization noted that despite assurances, 90 percent of the promises made in the settlement agreement had not been fulfilled. The organization blamed the Tripura government’s reckless behavior for the delay.

A landmark agreement was signed in New Delhi on January 16, 2020 to address the 23-year-old problem of homeless Bruce. As well as closure of physical movement and temporary relief camps at resettlement sites will be completed within 180 days. According to the agreement, work has been started in some places but after 742 days have elapsed. Also, today till 01/04/2022, 90% rehabilitation process is delayed due to negligence and delay of Tripura government.

In its one-page demand draft, the organization has raised two issues for early resolution. He urged the government to start resettlement process at all the identified places under Kanchanpur sub-division under North Tripura district as soon as possible.

Immediate resettlement process under all selected locations of Kanchanpur sub-division. One place namely Khusnampara (Bandharima place) has been started under Kanchanpur sub-division but the rest of the place like Gachirampara CCRF (Central Catchment Reserve Forest), Anandabazar CCRF, Manuchailengta CCRF, Nondirampara and Bikromjoypara Para. The CCRF is still pending.

Kanchanpur is considered to be the most sensitive area in terms of resettlement, as there were large-scale clashes in the area after the agreement was signed. A firefighter lost his life in the ensuing violence.

The organization called on the government to ensure timely payment of monthly allowances and grants for the construction of houses.

“Immediately release all resettlement packages to the families who have already settled in different places of resettlement without any delay. Provide financial assistance for house construction and Rs. Packages are always delayed by the government of Tripura. Therefore, we sincerely appeal to you to intervene directly in this matter and resolve the issue of homeless people who are still resettled. There are many problems in the process, “the memorandum said.

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