India, Nov. 20 -- The scion of Tripura's former royal family and Congress ex-president Pradyot Kishore Deb Burman has asked Union home minister Amit Shah to consider rehabilitation of Bru refugees in the state itself instead of sending them to back to Mizoram.

Claiming that the Bru community was part of the erstwhile princely state, Burman in his letter on Tuesday also appealed for their rehabilitation in cluster villages equipped with medical and educational facilities.

He also asked that the post repatriation package offered to the Brus by the Centre be redirected towards their settlement in Tripura instead.

Burman had earlier said that most of the Bru were displaced in the 1970s by the construction of the Dumbur dam, Tripura's hydro...