Aizawl: The problem of Bru refugees lodged in relief camps in Tripura since 1997 continued to remain at the centrestage of politics and a social irritant in Mizoram during 2014.
A team of election officials left for Tripura Tuesday to conduct hearing on the ongoing summary revision of electoral rolls among the Bru refugees
The Bru refugees have demanded their proper rehabilitation and resettlement in Mizoram after repatriation to their native land.
Not a single Bru refugee returned from Tripura to Mizoram on the last day of the fourth phase of repatriation on Tuesday.
Lalzirliana said that attempt would be made to bring back 79 families from Hajacherra relief camp on Friday (May 11).
State government making preparations to receive the Bru refugees.
Mizoram government, in consultation
with major political parties and NGOs, has agreed to the
resumption of repatriation of Bru refugees lodged in the six
relief camps in North Tripura, a senior home department
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.
A tribe from Mizoram, the Brus fled the state in the wake of inter-community violence more than 13 years ago. Some 35,000 of them are now stranded in camps in North Tripura.
The Centre has sanctioned Rs 9.7 crore for resumption of repatriation of Bru refugees from Tripura relief camps but the money was yet to be credited in
Mizoram government`s account.
The final compilation of the
population survey of Bru refugees in six relief camps in Tripura would be handed over by the MBDPF to the state Officer on Special Duty
now at the relief camps.
There are total 27,261 Bru refugees
from Mizoram in six relief camps in north Tripura district as
per a headcount completed today.
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