Aizawl: Mizoram Bru Displaced People`s
Forum (MBDPF) general secretary A Sawibunga today said MBDPF
representatives from all the six relief camps have removed the
forum`s president Elvis Chorkhy from the post of the president
A fax message, sent to PTI from a PCO in Kanchanpur in
North Tripura said the decision to remove Chorkhy from the top
leadership of MBDPF was in accordance with the resolution
unanimously passed on September 9 and 10 by representatives of
different NGOs in each relief camp.
Today onwards, any statements or initiatives of Elvis
Chorkhy will no more represent MBDPF and shall be deemed to be
doing in his personal capacity," the press statement,
purported to have been made at the headquarters of MBDPF in
Sawibunga said Chorkhy violated the rules of Bru
refugee organisation and the decision.
Chorkhy, who is now in Aizawl with Bru Coordination
Committee (BCC) Chairman Surjimoni Reang to hold talks with
Mizoram government`s home department officials on the plans to
repatriate all Bru refugees, however, said that the press
statement was not made by MBDPF but by a few people who did
not want to return to Mizoram.
While more than 90 per cent of the refugees wanted
to return, there were few people who were trying to persuade
them not to return, he said.