Chidambaram to oversee Bru refugees repatriation on May 18

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 20:05

Aizawl: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram
would visit Mizoram on May 18 to personally oversee the
ongoing repatriation of Bru refugees from six relief camps in
North Tripura.
Chidambaram during his visit to Mizoram on March 25 last
year had asked for completion of the repatriation process by
October, 2010 but the process is yet to be completed.

Official sources said the Bru repatriation issue was
discussed today at a meeting convened by state Home Minister R
Lalzirliana and attended by senior officials and
representatives of some NGOs.

None of the political parties of the state, barring the
ruling Congress, attended the meeting.
Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the apex Mizo student body which
had not been invited, had appealed to all political parties
and NGOs to boycott the meeting.

Security and other aspects of Chidambaram`s proposed
visit was discussed at a meeting convened by Mizoram home
secretary Lalmalsawma, DGP Lalrokhuma Pachuau and Assam
Riffles DIC Brig S K Verma and other senior officials today,
an official release said today.


First Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 20:05

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