Two-day Bru repatriation begins tomorrow

The sixth phase of Bru repatriation will begin tomorrow and preparations are in full swing to receive the Bru families who are willingly returning to Mizoram from six relief camps in Tripura.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014, 14:21 PM IST

Aizawl: The sixth phase of Bru repatriation will begin tomorrow and preparations are in full swing to receive the Bru families who are willingly returning to Mizoram from six relief camps in Tripura.

Around 459 Bru families were expected to return during the two-day repatriation and would be resettled in different villages where they had resided earlier before migrating to Tripura, Joint Secretary for Home Lalbihazama said.

Meanwhile, four leaders of the Mizo Students Federation today left here for two facilitation centres bordering Tripura to conduct verification of repatriated Bru families.

The students` leaders would be camping at the Zomuantlang and Kanhmun facilitation centres where the Bru families from the Tripura relief camps would be first arriving, Federation President Lalhmachhuana said.

The Brus had left Mizoram en masse in the later part of 1997 ad 2009 due to communal tension.