Northeast Tripura

Tripura Tribal Leaders Express Concern Over Growing Influx Of Chakmas From Bangladesh

The Tribal leaders of Tripura have urged the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to take steps over the ‘growing influx of Chakma community including some with arms’ especially in the Gandacherra subdivision under Dhalai district bordering Chittagong Hill Track (CHT) in Bangladesh.

In a letter addressed to Amit Shah, the Apex body of Tiprasa societies stated, “due to incessant flow of Bangladeshi nationals, mostly from Chakma community, through illegal routes and the facts shall be established by the census figures of Gandacherra in 2001 and 2011.”

“These infiltrators are mainly settled in four villages namely Narikelkunja, Naikachera, Twichakma and Thakurchara it is reported by the local people that there are one/two camps at Narikelkunja set up by illegal Chakma migrants, which are manned by armed gangs with sophisticated ammunitions and is instrumental for many illegal activities,” the letter to the HM stated.

The area comes under the Tripura East constituency and local Member of Parliament (MP) Rebati Tripura said that he also got a copy of the letter and which he had forwarded to the appropriate authority for a proper enquiry.

Former Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar also expressed his concern over the influx issue and stated it to be a matter of great concern for the inhabitants of Tripura.

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