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MBDPF to complete list of Bru refugees in relief camps

PTI  Aizawl, July 09, 2010
First Published: 15:53 IST(9/7/2010) | Last Updated: 15:55 IST(9/7/2010)

Mizoram Bru Displaced People's Forum (MBDPF) has been preparing the complete list of Bru refugees lodged in the six relief camps at Kanchanpur Sub-Division in North Tripura district and expected to complete the exercise within a week or two.

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Elvis Chorkhy, president of the MBDPF told PTI over phone from Naisingpara relief camp, the largest Bru refugee camp, that some of the camps were yet to submit the lists while they expected to complete the lists within one or two weeks.

"The proformas distributed to the inmates of the camps wanted minute details of the family members including which village they want to resettle after their return to Mizoram," Chorkhy said.

The lists were classified into three categories those who left Mizoram in 1997, those who left Mizoram in 2009 and the members of the former Bru militants who had surrendered to the Mizoram government.

The head count of the Bru refugees would facilitate the repatriation of hundreds of Bru families who fled Mizoram due to communal flare-ups in 1997 and 2009 both triggered by murders of Mizos by Bru militants.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, when he visited Aizawl on May 25 last, urged the Bru leaders to ensure that all the refugees returned to Mizoram latest by October end.


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