11 thousand folks of this group might be faraway from Mizoram voter checklist

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Aizawl: The identify of 11 thousand folks of Bru group residing in aid camps of Tripura might be faraway from their homeland Mizoram voter checklist. This info was given by a senior official on Thursday. This choice has been taken after the settlement by which folks of this tribal group have been allowed to remain completely in Tripura.

Thousands of individuals of the Bru group have been residing in aid camps in Tripura since 1997, who needed to go away Mizoram and transfer to the neighboring state on account of group violence. By now the variety of these displaced folks has been about 34,000. Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra stated that the method of eradicating the identify of Bru voters from the voter checklist of the state is more likely to be began after the closure of aid camps. <! –

                 He stated that the motion to take away the names of Bru voters is more likely to be taken in the course of the subsequent revision of electoral rolls. This might be achieved in accordance with the provisions of the Representation of People Act after taking approval of the Election Commission.

Total 12,081 Bru voters in Tripura's six aid camps
Last 12 months, there have been a complete of 12,081 Bru voters in Tripura's six aid camps. Of these, solely 33.54 p.c voters exercised their franchise at 15 polling stations arrange particularly for them in a village on the Mizoram-Tripura border. Kundra stated that the precise variety of Bru voters is but to be generally known as a few of them have returned to Mizoram. He hoped that Bru voters who had not returned to Mizoram earlier than the settlement reached on January 16, can be included within the electoral rolls of Tripura.

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