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29,964 Brus identified in 5 North Tripura relief camps

PTI | Aizawl |

After completion of the identification process at Naisingpara, the largest relief camp in North Tripura district, Mizoram government officials have identified 29,964 people belonging to 4,896 families of Bru community, state home department officials said on Wednesday.
Identification of bonafide residents of Mizoram was completed in five relief camps- Kaskau, Hamsapara, Khakchangpara, Asapara and Naisingpara on Tuesday, the officials said.
There are total six relief camps.
The identification process began on November 2 and was scheduled to be completed by November 21.
However, it had to be extended till Wednesday as the identification process at Naisingpara took longer than expected.
Deputy commissioner of Mamit district in Mizoram bordering Tripura, Lalbiaksangi, said that the identification would be conducted at the last camp at Hazacherra on Wednesday and the officials would make efforts to complete the process in a day and might continue to work till dusk in this camp housing more than 400 families.
While the physical repatriation from the six relief camp was scheduled to commence from November 30, the formal decision would be made in the meeting of the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) to held in New Delhi on Thursday.
The meeting would be attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mizoram and Tripura state governments and representatives of the Bru refugees in the relief camps, the officials said.