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Mizo families to get rehabilitation

Aizawl, Apr 23 (PTI) Mizoram-Tripura border district of Mamit deputy commissioner Rodney L Ralte today said that Mizo families, displaced from Sakhan range in Tripura due to "intimidation" from Bru community in 1998 would be rehabilitated soon starting from this week.

Ralte told PTI over phone from Mamit that 83 Mizo families who migrated to Mizoram would be given rehabilitation by the Mizoram government while 25 families who had returned to Tripura would be given rehabilitation by the Tripura government. He said that 34 families who have submitted reports to the Mamit DC's office and who have been verified would be rehabilitated during this week at the rate of Rs 1.5 lakh per family.

The fourth phase of repatriation of Bru refugees from the six relief camps in North Tripura district would commence from Thursay next, he said, adding that the modalities for the resumption of repatriation, stalled since last June, were worked out in his meeting with the DC of North Tripura district on Saturday last. "It was agreed that the houses of those repatriated in the relief camps would be dismantled as soon as the refugees reach Mizoram," he said.

The Bru repatriation was stalled last year as all the major NGOs and political parties demanded that Mizo families displaced from Tripura be rehabilitated before resumption of repatriation. Around 669 Bru families were proposed to be brought back during the fourth phase of repatriation.

~ http://ibnlive.in.com
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