Bru Tribe Agreement

More than 30,000 Bru tribes who fled Mizoram live in the Tripura refugee camps. The Reangs are first and foremost an agricultural tribe. In the past, they generally practiced the cultivation of huk or jhum like most other Tripuri tribes. Today, however, most of them have adopted modern agricultural practices. Many hold high positions in the bureaucracy and some have even started their own businesses. [Citation required] The beneficiaries will receive housing allowances, but the land government will build its houses and hand over the property. They will be moved in four poles to relocation locations, paving the way for the closure of temporary warehouses within 180 days of signing the agreement. All homes are built within 270 days and payments are completed. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said he hoped to complete the process sooner in six months. Home Minister Shah, who led the signing of the agreement, welcomed the “historic” solution to the Bru issue. He thanked the Prime Ministers of Tripura and Mizoram, Pradyot Kishore Debbarma, and some social organizations for creating the terms of the agreement. In 1971, the Reang were the second largest tribe in Tripura.

This year, 64,722 people lived in the Reang tribe in Tripura. In 1961, the Reang had counted 56,597 and 8,471 in 1951. [4] According to the 2001 census, there were 165,103 reangs in Tripura and 1,88,220 in 2011.[5] The bru tribes are in Tripura, Mizoram, Assam, Manipur and Bangladesh. Dance is an integral part of their lives. The most attractive form of dance is Hozagiri with the melodious tune of the flute. Ethnically, the Reangs are divided into two large clans: Meska and Molsoi. You speak the “Kaubru” language, which has a tonal effect of the Kuki language and is basically the Kok-Borok dialect. – Under the agreement, about 34,000 refugees from Bru will be settled in Tripura. The details of the agreement include 40*30 m² of residential properties for each displaced family, a fixed deposit of 4 Lakh Rupees, aid of 5,000 cash per month for 2 years, rupees 1.5 lakhs for building houses and free rations for 2 years from the date of relocation.

In order to determine the number of people who will be settled, a new survey and physical verification of Bru families living in relief camps would be carried out. As with other tripuri tribes of Tripura, the marriage system is similar. There is no dowry system. They are endogamous and do not marry outside their community. The village councillor is “RAI”, which authorizes divorce and marriage of widows. They set fire to their deadbed near the river or chara after observing a series of rites, rituals and funerals. The Bru-Reang tribes are one of the 21 tribes planned in the state of Tripura in India. You know they are the second largest tribal community in Tripura? They are recognized as the 75 primitive tribes in India.

Reang first came from Shan Oberburma State (now Myanmar) to Chittagong Hill Tracts, then to the southern part of Tripura. Another group arrived in Tripura via Assam and Mizoram in the 18th century. In a historic and pioneering event, an agreement was signed on January 16, 2020 in New Delhi between the Indian government, the Tripura government and representatives of the Mizoram and Bru community to end 23 years of Bru refugee crisis. . . .