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15 September 2015

Tripartite Meeting on Bru Repatriation Remains Inconclusive

Aizawl, Sep 15 : The tripartite meeting between the Union Home Ministry and the state governments of Mizoram and Tripura held in Delhi today on the issue of repatriation of Brus from six relief camps in Tripura was inconclusive, a senior state government official on Monday said.

Mizoram Chief Secretary Lalmalsawma, who led the state government delegation told PTI over phone the meeting agreed that the Union Home Ministry officials should hold talks with the Bru leaders before holding another meeting.

"Home Ministry officials will hold talks with the Mizoram Bru Displaced People's Forum (MBDPF) led by A Sawibunga and Bru Coordination Committee (BCC) led by Elvis Chorkhy," Lalmalsawma said adding, the two Bru organisations were reported to have differences of opinion on the repatriation issue.

While the Tripura government officials insisted that all Brus should return to Mizoram, the Mizoram officials explained that not a single Bru appeared before the officials for identification for repatriation and the state government was trying to implement the Road Map-IV for Bru repatriation between June 2 and August 17 last.