IDP Project: ACHR facilitates the largest repatriation of displaced people by an NGO

ACHR IDPs NEWS

  • The Economic Times
    P. Chidambaram asks Mizo refugees in Tripura to return home, 18 February 2012
  • The Telegraph
    HC raps Centre on clash refugees, 28 November 2011
  • The Telegraph
    Northeast Echoes, 25 July 2011
  • Terra Green, India
    Bru's return, Jun 2011
  • SINLUNG
    Bru Families’ Repatriation To Mizoram To Resume, 11 April 2011
  • IANS
    Tripura helps fire-struck Mizoram tribal refugees, 20 March 2011
  • ANI
    Meghalaya CM rejects Agatha Sangma’s accusation on Rabha-Garo clashes, 27 February 2011
  • The Telegraph
    Order to submit solution list, 25 February 2011
  • Assam Times
    Court directs states to act upon practical solution, 25 February 2011
  • The Times of India
    HC for practical solution' to clash victims' plight, 24 February 2011
  • IANS
    Tripura asks for repatriation of tribals, Mizoram cites fund crisis, 3 February 2011
  • ANI
    We do not have anything to eat, says victim of Assam ethnic clashes, 24 January 2011
  • The Times of India
    Ethnic strife: Kids stare at uncertainty, 22 January 2011
  • PTI
    HC asks petitioners for suggestions on rehab of ethnic tribes, 21 January 2011
  • IBN Live
    PIL alleges discriminatory rehabilitation packages for Garos, 21 January 2011
  • Eastern Mirror
    Displaced NE tribes discriminated: ACHR, 21 January 2011
  • The Sentinel, India
    Repatriation of Bru refugees not likely to resume this month, 21 January 2011
  • The Telegraph, India
    Rights group alleges bias, 21 January 2011
  • The Times of India
    Centre unfair to Garos, Rabhas: ACHR, 21 January 2011
  • The Morung Express, India
    'Displaced Northeast tribes discriminated', 21 January 2011
  • Assam Times, India
    Rabhas and Garos facing discrimination, alleges ACHR, 21 January 2011
  • PTI
    PIL alleges discriminatory rehabilitation packages for Garos and Rabhas, 21 January 2011
  • ANI
    50,000 displaced Rabhas and Garos facing discrimination in Assam, 21 January 2011
  • The Indian Express, India Brus finally agree to return home, 7 January 2011
  • Tehelka, India
    Joyless homecoming, 7 Jaunaury 2011
  • Newslive tv
    Chances bright for refugees? return to Mizoram, 6 January 2011
  • The Sentinel, India
    ACHR to take up Bru repatriation with UHM , 6 January 2011
  • Tripura Times, India
    MHA accepts K’pur pact -Bru repatriation, 6 January 2011
  • The Assam Tribune, India
    Bru repatriation to resume on Jan 12, 4 January 2011
  • The Sentinel, India
    ACHR for resolving Bru repatriation issue, 28 December 2010
  • The Telegraph, India
    Bru groups to begin talks tomorrow, 28 December 2010
  • The Sentinel, India
    1,200 tribal refugees return to Mizoram from Tripura, 28 May 2010
  • South Asia Mail
    1,200 tribal refugees return to Mizoram from Tripura, 27 May 2010
  • The Statesman, India
    Displaced Brus heading home, 22 May 2010
  • South Asia Mail, USA
    Mizoram begins taking back tribal refugees from Tripura, 22 May 2010
  • The Sentinel, India
    Mizoram begins taking back tribal refugees from Tripura, 22 May 2010
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Displaced Brus Heading for Home, 21 May 2010
  • The Assam Tribune
    Repatriation of Brus to begin tomorrow, 20 May 2010
  • News Blaze, USA
    Northeast India: Displaced Brus Set to Return to Mizoram, 20 May 2010
  • Echo of Arunachal, India
    MHA sanctions Rs 2.43 cr to Mizo govt for repatriation of Brus, 20 May 2010
  • RESEARCH AND CAMPAIGN

    The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are symptoms of the conflicts. India has about 500,000 conflict induced IDPs. The Asian Centre for Human Rights has been working on the IDPs since its inception. It conducted extensive research from Karbi Anglong in Assam to Dantewada in Chattisgarh and made interventions for protection of the IDPs.

    Since Febuary 2010, Director of the ACHR, Mr Suhas Chakma, has been acting as an interlocutor between the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Mizoram Bru Displaced Peoples Forum to facilitate the repatriation of over 35,000 Bru IDPs from Tripura to Mizoram. ACHR has not only broken 13-year-old deadlock over repatriation of the Brus in May 2010 but also broadened the scope of rehabilitation in January 2011 to provide for a sustainable development project for the returnees to be funded by the Government of India and implemented by the Bru NGOs.

    The Bru IDPs: Making of a model for repatriation, rehabilitation and resettlement?

    About 30,000 remaining Bru displaced persons sheltered in Tripura have agreed to return to their homes in Mizoram following new assurances from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on 5 January 2011 through the ACHR for sustainable development of the returnee Brus. Apart from Rs 80,000 cash assistance to each Bru family and one year free ration, “in case Bru Coordination Committee and Mizoram Bru Displaced Peoples Forum propose to set up a mechanism for assisting the Govt. of Mizoram in preparation of schemes for self-employment of Brus in Mizoram, Ministry of Home Affairs would support such initiative……in addition to a Special Development Project for Western Belt of Mizoram where Brus are to be resettled”. The MHA gave the new assurances in response to the Kanchanpur Agreement signed on 29th December 2010 by the pro and anti-repatriation factions of the displaced Brus through mediation of the Director of ACHR, Mr Suhas Chakma. The repatriation had resumed on 3 November 2010 but was suspended following blockade imposed by the MBDPF. ACHR also agreed to provide technical assistance for development of the sustainable development project.

    Press Release:
  • About 30,000 remaining Bru IDPs agree to return, Home Ministry assures further assistance to the returnees, embargoed for 6 January 2011

  • FIRST PHASE OF REPATRIATION:


    Intervention against displacement of 50,000 Rabha and Garo IDPs

    Asian Centre for Human Rights has intervened with the NHRC to provide adequate security, relief and rehabilition to about 30,000 Rabha and Garo tribals displaced in the ethnic conflict in Meghalaya-Assam border areas since 1 January 2011. The number of displaced has reached to over 50,000 at present ...read more

    Protection of IDPs in Assam, 7 July 2010

    The ACHR sought urgent intervention of the NHRC for providing humanitarian assistance to over 21,000 IDPs who have been displaced to escape ethnic violence in Haflong area in North Cachar Hills district of Assam. The NHRC in its order (NHRC Case No. 3/3/13/09-10) on 7 July 2010 informed ACHR that a total of 21,308 Dimasas and Nagas were displaced and given shelter in 45 relief camps. Apart from various assistanc, the State Government of Assam provided ex-gratia grant @ Rs.3 (three) lakhs each to all the families of 73 victims who died in the violence and Rs 10,000 per families whose house were burnt down.

    List of 73 persons killed in the violence as submitted by Assam government

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    INDIA IDPs NEWS

  • The Sunday Indian
    Stalled repatriation of Bru refugees likely from Sept 15, 1 September 2011
  • IBN Live
    Sarkar urges Centre to intervene for repatriation of Brus, 23 March 2011
  • The Telegraph
    16 refugees die in Tripura fire, 20 March 2011
  • The Telegraph
    Goalpara camps shut as Rabhas leave - Compensation package for affected families, 2 March 2011
  • Continental News
    Violence Threatens Ministry, 24 February 2011
  • The Telegraph
    Bonhomie at peace meet
    - Rabhas and Garos resolve to live in harmony, 25 February 2011
  • The Telegraph
    Three bodies recovered, 27 January 2011
  • The Telegraph
    Pursue case against MP, 23 January 2011
  • The Sentinel
    Garo-Rabha body moves PM, blames it on political parties, church for flare-up, 23 January 2011
  • Web India 123.com
    Meghalaya govt to discuss Garo, Rabha clashes with Centre, 23 January 2011
  • The Assam Tribune
    Curfew lifted from Resubelpara, 19 January 2011
  • The Indian Express
    Minor tiff led to ethnic clashes: Report, 17 January 2011
  • The Assam Tribune
    Garos, Rabhas urged to shun xenophobia, 13 January 2011
  • NDTV
    North East conflict resolution in 10 days, 12 January 2011
  • The Assam Tribune
    Meet to discuss steps on Rabha-Garo conflict, 11 January 2011
  • The Telegraph
    Need: conflict study unit, 10 January 2011
  • NDTV
    Fresh violence in North East; Central forces reach Assam, Meghalaya, 10 January 2011
  • The Times of India
    MHA team says Garo-Rabha clashes "well planned", 10 January 2011
  • The Assam Tribune, India
    Ethnic clashes escalate, border tense, 9 January 2011
  • The Assam Tribune, India
    Centre concerned over violence, 9 January 2011
  • The Sentinel, India
    Shoot-at-sight order at Dudhnoi, 9 January 2011
  • The Assam Tribune, India
    30,000 people displaced in Garo-Rabha clash, 8 January 2011
  • The Sentinel, India
    Insecurity haunts riot-hit people, 8 January 2011
  • The Assam Tribune, India
    Rabha students call off economic blockade, 8 January 2011
  • The Sentinel, India
    AGP meets Governor on Garo-Rabha conflict, 8 January 2010
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