Pradyot Manikya DebBarman has written a letter addressing to the Home Minister, Amit Shah regarding the indigenous Bru community of Tripura.
He tweets “i am releasing my letter/memo which i have submitted to Home Minister of India on the condition of our Bru/Reang Issue on the 16th of November.
I have clearly demanded that the rehabilitation package meant for our Bru community in Mizoram should be shifted to Tripura .
In this letter i have also stated that Tripura which even gave refuge to Shah Shuja who was escaping his brother Aurangzeb wrath and lakhs of discriminated Hindus from East Pakistan and Bangladesh pre and post partition Has to give an option for our BRU/Reang people a chance to stay in the state along with proper land and educational and health facility .
I have done what i had promised and i will continue to support my call for UNITY”
In the letter, he mentioned that the Bru community stand long with historical ties to the royal house of Tripura.
Pradyot Manikya DebBarman further said that the displacement of Brus commenced in the mid 1970’s, when the now-defunct Dumbur Hydel Power Project was being initiated.
However, these people were forced out at the behest of the state as they could not provide any legal documents and were forced to leave the land.