Aizawl: Bru refugees in Tripura should be given one last chance of returning to Mizoram, failing which they would forfeit the chance of returning to the state, Mizo and Bru civil societies at Mamit district have demanded.
"The meeting of Mizo and Bru leaders decided that the Bru refugee issue should be resolved once and for all and that one last effort should be made by the government to repatriate all Brus from Tripura relief camps," leaders of Young Mizo Association said Monday.
They said that this was the demand at a meeting held on Saturday by village councils and NGOs at Mamit - on the border with Tripura and Bangladesh.
The meeting said that those refusing to return to Mizoram during the repatriation process should not be allowed to come back and they should remain in Tripura for the rest of their lives.
It was alleged that some Brus living in relief camps were into abductions after acquiring arms and working under the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura.