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    25th Jul, 2020
  • Non-Brus of Tripura have proposed six places for settling the displaced Brus from Mizoram.
  • These places are- Bandarima-Pushporampara, Sakhan Hills, Chaigarhpur, Subalbari, Kalarambari-Bandarima in Kanchanpur subdivision, Kukinala in Panisagar subdivision.
  • The Brus, also referred to as the Reangs, are spread across the north-eastern states of Tripura, Assam, Manipur, and Mizoram.
  • They are spread across Tripura, Mizoram, and parts of southern Assam, are said to be the most populous tribe in Tripura.
  • In Tripura, they are recognised as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group.
  • They are essentially ethnically different from the Mizos and have their own distinct language and dialect and thus form one of the 21 scheduled tribes of Tripura.