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No Bru refugee turns up for identification in Tripura

No Bru refugee has appeared before the Mizoram government officials for identification as bona fide residents of the state at the Asapara relief camp in North Tripura on the fourth day for identification today, Additional Secretary for Home Lalbiakzama said.



Aizawl: No Bru refugee has appeared before the Mizoram government officials for identification as bona fide residents of the state at the Asapara relief camp in North Tripura on the fourth day for identification today, Additional Secretary for Home Lalbiakzama said.

 Any refugee Bru who would come forward and identified as the resident of Mizoram would be repatriated to Mizoram from Monday next, Lalbiakzama said.

 Identification process would continue till tomorrow in the Asapara relief camp which housed 895 Bru families, he said.

 Repatriation process of about 3,455 Bru families from the six relief camps in North Tripura has began from June 2 in accordance with the Road Map - IV for Bru Repatriation which was scheduled to continue till September 4.

 Not a single Bru has come forward for identification for repatriation since June 2 till date even after the officials conducted verification at three camps - Kaskau, Khakchangpara and Hamsapara.

     In accordance with the Road Map -IV, around 3,455 Bru families were proposed to be repatriated within six months as directed by the Supreme Court.

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