Agartala: Tripura royal scion Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman, who is also the chief of The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA), on Monday came to the rescue of five indigenous youths who faced racism by their landlords on failing to pay their room rent.
Deb Barman wrote in his Twitter account, “5 Tiprasa boys and girls have been literally thrown out by landlords because they are from NE and had asked for some time to pay rent. Goi policy is to announce something but ppl on ground do not adhere to basic rules of humanity .this week landlord cut of water and electricity.”
He also urged people from Karnataka to come forward and help him to rescue those stranded people.
Following his tweet, the Bengaluru police replied saying that the issue has been solved by police inspector of Bagalagunte Police station.
“Will anyone in Karnataka pls come forward and help me! We are now looking after their accommodations but cases like these really upset us. Where is humanity,” he wrote.
Speaking with EastMojo, Raj Kumar Debbarma, whose information was also shared by Deb Barman in his tweet, said that he had moved to Kerala two days before the announcement of the national lockdown.
“I was working in a cloth industry for the past eight months and recently I decided to shift here in Kerala for a better job. I was looking for a new job when the national lockdown was announced all of a sudden. Now, I do not have money to eat neither have a shelter to stay,” Raj said.
He also informed that he has a six-member family who are depended upon his earning in Tripura’s Bishramganj area in the Sepahijala district.
“I am scared and trapped here away from my home with no money and shelter to stay if the lockdown is extended. The local police has asked to stay here until the lockdown is over but what will I eat here for the next many days I stay here,” Raj added.
Later, Deb Barman in his tweet wrote, “…5 people from Tripura stranded without food and money and surviving on Muri and biscuits. We are transferring money to their Ac but some rice and dal immediately to them will be wonderful at this juncture.”
The Tripura government had recently formed a working group to trace all those persons who were stranded in different parts of the country.
Earlier, law minister Ratan Lal Nath said that the state has credited amount directly to the account of those stranded in different parts of the country.
A total of 700 people who are stuck in hotels and other places had asked for support and they would receive Rs 1,000 per head per night and Rs 150 for food. Those staying in Tripura Bhawans would receive Rs 108 per head every day with free accommodation.