Over 5,700 Bru refugees identified as bona fide Mizoram residents

The identification process would continue tomorrow at Asapara relief camp where officials from Mizoram would conduct the identification, he said.

By: PTI | Aizwal | Updated: November 10, 2016 6:15 pm
Bru refugee, mizoram, north tripura, bona fide residents, identification, refugees, mizoram refugees, mizoram residents, india news, indian express Mizoram: Officials completed the identification process at Hamsapara camp Wednesday evening and went to Kanchanpur in the same district on Thursday where they would be camping till November 21.

Altogether 5,725 people of 1,109 Bru refugee families have been identified till date as bona fide residents of Mizoram so that they could be repatriated from three refugee camps of North Tripura. Mizoram additional secretary for Home, Lalbiakzama, on Thursday said the identification was conducted in the Kaskau relief camp since November 2 and was followed by those at Khakchangpara and Hamsapara.

The identification process would continue tomorrow at Asapara relief camp where officials from Mizoram would conduct the identification, he said.

Mizoram-Tripura border Mamit district Deputy Commissioner Lalbiaksangi told media officials completed the identification process at Hamsapara camp last evening and went to Kanchanpur in the same district on Thursday where they would be camping till November 21.

As per the Road Map – V for Bru repatriation, the repatriation was proposed to commence from November 30 while the state government officials expressed apprehension that the deadline might not be met due to various reasons including the failure of the Ministry of Home Affairs to decide on some issues.