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Third phase of repatriation of Bru refugees deferred

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 16:02

Aizawl: The third phase of repatriation of
Bru refugees from six relief camps in North Tripura district
that was scheduled to begin from Tuesday, has been deferred due
to a difference of opinion about the age limit of children,
who will be considered as minors for getting ration supply.

Two teams, sent to identify the refugees, differed on the
issue of the age of the minors requiring re-verification, the
officials said.

"While one group determined minors as those to be below
12 years another team fixed the limit at eight years," they

Mizoram government`s policy on ration cards regarded
people below the age of 12 as minors.

The state government proposed to repatriate around 100
Bru families in the third phase and another 400 families in
the fourth phase, they said, adding, that the third phase
would be conducted as soon as the differences on this issue is
sorted out.

Once repatriated, they would be resettled in
Ihthiang, Tumpanglui, Khanthuam, Damdiai, Tuipuibari and
Damparengpui villages of Mamit district.


First Published: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 16:02

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