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The institute has been a hotspot for student activists from the very beginning. Recently, after the hike in fee rates, these activists have taken in-charge of running the university. These ‘students’ have been seen locking doors and holding their professors’ hostage for hours on end. They have even been seen defacing the buildings of the university and it is because of this turmoil the university administration had to post-pone various examination dates as well as registration dates for the new semester. They had to resort to creating an online registration website for the safety and well-being of the students and Behold over 5400 students registered online for the winter semester which is a clear indication that only a small percentage of students have an issue with the fee hike. So let us begin by examining the facts.

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The fresh tripartite agreement in response to Tripura government for settling 34000 odd displaced Brus in Tripura who had fled from western parts of Mizoram in 1997 turned the situation hostile. When Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) made tribals unhappy apprehending it an attempt to increase the population of non-tribals in the state, announcement of Bru settlement shut down anti-CAA revellers. However, the decision to settle Brus in Tripura has encouraged the creation of ethnocentrism in Northeast and it set a bad precedent in the country to sponsor displaced people from one state to other following communal pressure. Moreover, it indicated a clear sign of conflicts between the Brus and indigenous communities both tribal and non-tribals of Tripura. The Mizo people have been objecting Bru settlement in their homeland and despite at least 21 attempts of centre, Tripura and Mizoram government could not succeed the mission.

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