AIZAWL, June 28 � Mizoram�s Bru Coordination Committee yesterday sent a letter to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram asking the Centre to ensure rehabilitation of the 80 displaced Mizo families, allegedly driven out by Brus from Tripura in 1998.
In the letter, Elvis Chorkhy, General Secretary of the BCC urged Chidambaram to give Rs 80,000 to each displaced Mizo family, similar to the amount given to Bru families repatriated from the relief camps in North Tripura district and re-settled in Mizoram.
Chorkhy mentioned that due to the demand by major civil societies in Mizoram that the Bru repatriation should not resume unless the displaced Mizos were rehabilitated, the ongoing repatriation process was derailed.
�It is the desire of the BCC to ensure mutual satisfaction between the Mizo and Bru communities of Mizoram in the matter,� he said, adding, �the BCC wants peace, tranquility and communal harmony in the State, without which the present process of Bru repatriation cannot be successful�.
The copies of the letter were also given to Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, Mizoram Home Minister, Joint Secretary (NE) of the Union Home Ministry and Presidents of the Young Mizo Association and the Mizo Zirlai Pawl.
The fourth phase of Bru repatriation, scheduled to commence from June 7, was stalled by the State Government in the wake of major NGOs and political parties demanding rehabilitation of the displaced Mizo families before resumption of the Bru repatriation. � PTI