At least 26,903 Brus belonging to 4,568 families in five Tripura relief camps have been identified as bona fide residents of Mizoram till Monday evening, Additional Secretary for Mizoram’s home department Lalbiakzama Tuesday said. Lalbiakzama said that the identification process was completed in four relief camps – Kaskau, Hamsapara, Khakchangpara and Asapara. The repatriation process, which commenced from Tuesday last at Naisingpara, the largest relief camp, was scheduled to be completed on Friday, however, remained incomplete.
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Mizoram-Tripura border Mamit district Deputy Commissioner Lalbiaksangi said that the officials conducting the identification at Naisingpara relief camp expressed the hope that the process would be completed by Tuesday evening.
Lalbiaksangi said that the identification would began at Hazacherra relief camp, the last camp to be covered from Wednesday, if the process is completed on Tuesday.
While the entire identification process was scheduled to be completed Monday in accordance with the Road Map-V for Bru Repatriation, the physical repatriation was scheduled to commence from November.
State home department officials opined that the physical repatriation might be deferred.
Meeting of the Joint Monitoring Group comprising of officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mizoram and Tripura state governments and representatives of the Bru refugees in the six relief camps on Thursday in Delhi is likely to finalise the proposed repatriation schedule.
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