Over 11,000 Brus identified in four Tripura relief camp

Of the six relief camps, identification process began on November two and was completed in Kaskau, Khakchangpara, Hamsapara and Asapara, the officials said.

By: PTI | Aizawl | Published:November 15, 2016 1:47 pm
Displaced Bru tribals return home to Mizoram from relief camps in Tripura during the 2013 repatriation process. (Source: express photo by Adam Halliday) Displaced Bru tribals return home to Mizoram from relief camps in Tripura during the 2013 repatriation process. (Representational image) Express photo by Adam Halliday

Altogether 11,275 members of Bru community belonging to 1,980 families have been identified as bona fide residents of Mizoram till date in four Bru relief camps in Tripura, Mizoram Home department officials said on Tuesday. These persons could be sent to Mizoram, the officials said. Of the six relief camps, identification process began on November two and was completed in Kaskau, Khakchangpara, Hamsapara and Asapara, the officials said. The identification task, undertaken in Asapara, the second largest relief camp, ended last evening, they said.

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Mizoram-Tripura border Mamit district deputy commissioner Lalbiaksangi said that a total 5,550 Brus belonging to 871 families were identified at Asapara relief camp during November 11 to 14, of which 3,039 people belonging to 473 would be resettled in Mamit district while 2,511 people belonging to 398 families would be resettled in Kolasib district bordering Assam.

Lalbiaksangi said that identification would be conducted at Naisingpara, the largest relief camp in NorthTripura district, from today and is expected to be completed by Saturday next. The process of identification would be undertaken in Hazacherra, the last relief camp, on November 21.

The physical repatriation was scheduled to begin from November 30, the officials said. However, the Ministry of Home Affairs has to make expeditious decisions in some matters in order to begin the physical repatriation as per schedule, the officials said.

If there was absence of clarity on certain matters, the commencement of the physical repatriation might be deferred and might begin early next year, the officials said.