Civil society organizations and students’ bodies in Mizoram have asked the central and state governments to expedite the process of deletion of names of Bru voters living in relief camps in Tripura.

The NGO coordination committee said that the Centre and Mizoram government has made at least nine attempts to repatriate the Bru refugees but no attempts have been successful as majority of them refused to return.

The NGO Coordination Committee said the agreement signed among the Centre, governments of Mizoram and Tripura and Bru organizations on January 16 allowed the Bru people, temporarily residing in six relief camps in Tripura to permanently settle in that state.

The committee said it would pursue and look into the agreement to ensure that it is materialized.

The committee also vowed to take steps to ensure that the Bru voters are defranchised from state’s electoral roll at the earliest.


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