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Head of the Manikya dynasty, Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barma said, “We have become Refugees in our own land and it hurts me that we are in this condition because we are not united. The situation of My BRU/Reang people is grave and I have already sent 1500 kilos of Rice, Dal and other food items as an emergency for them for the last two days and today more food items will be reaching them. I also urge others to help our people in this time of crisis”.
Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barma also added that if India can accept lacs of people from Bangladesh through CAB then why can’t the Tiprasa people accommodate and accept Reang/Bru people in Tripura from Mizoram ? Many of them were displaced during the Dumboor Dam fiasco and migrated to present day Mizoram as well. If the Govt can consider giving 2700 acres of land for BSF firing Range then why not land for the displaced people ? Time has come for them to speak out and he (Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barma) wants Bru/Reang people to get land in the state of Tripura.
It is to be mentioned that a good number of Reang/Bru tribe people were displaced during the construction of a dam on the River Gomti which is flowing through the north-eastern Indian state of Tripura and Bangladesh. The dam has been constructed near Dumboor on the river that has formed a lake covering 40 square kilometres.