Rajnath Singh assures all possible help in repatriation of Bru migrants

New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured all possible help in repatriation of all Bru migrants in Tripura. The Home Minister was interacting with the representatives of Bru migrants living in relief camps at Kanchanpur during his visit to Tripura on Saturday. The government has released fund amounting to Rs. 242.35 crore for the year 2014-15 for maintenance of the Bru migrants living in relief camps.

Earlier, Rajnath Singh visited border areas along Chittagong Hill tracts to meet BSF personnel at Khantlang (North Tripura). BSF jawans explained the functioning of monitoring equipments used at the BoPs. While addressing, Rajnath Singh underlined the importance of their presence in border areas and saluted their courage. “I salute these brave men who stay away from home to perform their national duty,” he added.

The Union Home Minister has met the Chief Minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar and reviewed the security situation in the state. While addressing a press conference, Rajnath Singh said that insurgency was the biggest problem facing the North-Eastern region. “Our government is committed to the North East development but insurgency and militancy hamper its progress,” he added. The Union Home Minister appealed to insurgent groups operating in the North-East to shun violence and give the region a change to progress and develop.

The Union Home Minister also assured Tripura government of all cooperation to deal with the issues of insurgency and other security related issues. “The government is planning 100 percent repatriation of all Bru refugees and the Centre will provide all assistance to expedite the process,” he added. The Union Home Minister appealed to Mizoram government to provide adequate security to Bru refugees and help them in their rehabilitation.

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