Persecution Of The Bru People And End Of 125 Year Old Problem

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  1. Brahmos_ii

    Brahmos_ii Regular Member

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    The Bru people also known as Reangs - a predominantly Hindu tribe living in Christian majority Mizoram took refuge in Tripura in 1997, as a result of violent clashes with the largely Christian Mizo tribes.

    The current issue dates back to 1995 when the Young Mizo Association and Mizo Students’ Association demanded their exclusion from the electoral rolls by claiming that they were not ethnic to Mizoram.

    This triggered a political and militant movement led by the Bru National Union (BNU) and Bru National Liberation Front (BNLF) respectively. The Brus demanded the creating of an autonomous council - a demand vociferously rejected by Mizos.

    The 1997 violence too place in the Mamith subdivision, triggered by the killing of a forest official allegedly by BNLF militants.

    In the 1997 flare-up, thousands of Bru homes were burnt, and a number of them were also killed and raped. The BNU has claimed that 1,341 houses of Bru people were burnt down in 41 villages.

    The horrific episode of violence forced tens of thousands of them to flee to safety in neighbouring Tripura, where many still reside in refugee camps.

    While many in the media are calling the Bru settlement an end to a 23 year old problem, former Mizoram governor and noted lawyer Swaraj Kaushal gave more insights to the dispute.

     
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  3. Brahmos_ii

    Brahmos_ii Regular Member

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    nongaddarliberal Senior Member Senior Member

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    We are the ONLY community in India which shows any tolerance to minorities. Whenever the demographics are reversed, Hindus are forced to flee the area due to sheer brutality and bullying. Christians and Muslims in India have been proven the same in this regard.
     
  5. Chinmoy

    Chinmoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    The news could be shared without this propaganda too.
     
  6. Longewala

    Longewala Regular Member

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    Why is an article pointing out actual incidents of genocide of Hindus "propoganda"?
     
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    Common thread between Kashmir and Mizoram: Abrahamic religions become majority and then ethnically cleanse non-believers.
     
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    Chinmoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Because it has never been about religion in between BRU and Mizos. This is not a fact.
     
  9. Longewala

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    Sure. The reason the Christian Mizos want to eradicate the Hindu / animist Brus, after failed attempts to convert them to Christianity, is nothing about religion but all because they are "outsiders" as one of the mid-90s articles claim. Probably from Mars.
    Just like the genocide of kashmiri Pandits was because of "class" as Burkha begum claimed once.
    Or how Ghaznavid attacks on Somnath were because he "needed money" as some history books claim.
     
  10. Chinmoy

    Chinmoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Thanks for showing your pure ignorance in this matter.

    Christianity in Mizoram came post independence. Mizoram as a state came to existence in 72, but the BRU conflict is centuries old. Its all about tribal warfare and territorial fight.

    Second, the mere idea of BRU being Hindu itself is false. They do deity worship but you can't put them into Hindu because of that. For example, the majority of tribe in AP do worship Dony Polo. Now who is Dony Polo? Its Sun God. But we don't term Arunachalis as Hindus or do we?

    But as of now, majority of BRU population which is distributed across Mizoram and Tripura do practice Christianity. Now it should not be a problem for Mizos to accommodate them. Right? But its not the case.
    When you talk of territorial conflict in NE, always remember that the primary reason would always be law of land, i.e, the Tribal Territorial Law.
     

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