AIZAWL, March 20 (PTI): Mizoram Government, in consultation with major political parties and NGOs, has agreed to the resumption of repatriation of Bru refugees lodged in the six relief camps in North Tripura, a senior Home department official said.
The official, who attended the meeting of State Home department officials and representatives of political parties, NGOs and student bodies, in the office of the Home Minister R Lalzirliana yesterday said reptriation may resume by April.
"The meeting agreed to the resumption of Bru repatriation after the Centre agreed to rehabilitate and resettle the 83 displaced Mizo families, driven out from Sakhan range in Tripura in 1998," he said.
The repatriation of Bru refugees was stalled during last June as political parties and NGOs demanded rehabilitation of displaced Mizo families as was done to the repatriated Brus. Though no date was formally fixed for the resumption of repatriation, the state government thought that it should be conducted before the onset of monsoon, the official added.