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09 June 2015

Repatriation of Brus Cancelled

A camp for identifying bona fide residents of Mizoram was held in North Tripura.- PHOTO: RITU RAJ KONWAR
A camp for identifying bona fide residents of Mizoram was held in North Tripura.- PHOTO: RITU RAJ KONWAR
Aizawl, Jun 9 : The proposed commencement of repatriation of Brus lodged at Kaskau relief camp in North Tripura district was cancelled on Monday as Brus had not turned up for identification at the camp last week.
Additional Secretary for Home Lalbiakzama told PTI that identification of bona fide residents of Mizoram was conducted between June 2 and 4, but not a single Bru approached the officials camping at the Kaskau camp.
Mr. Lalbiakzama, however, said that the repatriation process identification of bona fide residents of Mizoram at Khakchangpara relief camp would be conducted as scheduled from June 15 to June 18. Those who turn up and are identified would be repatriated between June 22 and 26.
“We would undertake the repatriation process as per the time-table set in the Road Map IV for repatriation prepared by the State government and approved by the Supreme Court,” he said.
The Apex Court had last month instructed the Centre and the governments of Mizoram and Tripura to complete the repatriation process of Brus within six months.
Following the court order, the Mizoram government prepared a roadmap for repatriation of around 3,500 Bru families between June to September 2015.
They did not turn up for identification at the camp last week

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