AIZAWL, Aug 29 - The Mizoram Government today decided to recall all the government officials sent to conduct the repatriation of Brus from six relief camps in neighbouring Tripura, a senior Home Department official said.
Additional Secretary in the Home Department, Lalbiakzama said that the decision was taken in the wake of the majority of the inmates of the relief camps refusing to return to Mizoram. Only three families had returned.
The officials were sent to conduct the repatriation of Brus from the six relief camps which commenced from August 25 and was scheduled to be completed by September 25, he said.
Of the 32,876 Brus belonging to 5,407 families who were identified by Mizoram officials during November 2016 as bonafide residents of the State and who could be repatriated, 2,753 people belonging to 423 families � majority of them from the Kasakau relief camp � expressed their willingness to be repatriated when officials visited them and conducted a survey recently.
Bru leaders in the relief camps had earlier expressed pessimism about the success of the proposed final repatriation as many people were not willing to return to Mizoram and continued to make fresh demands. � PTI