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Mizoram Ready For Date With Chidambaram

AIZAWL, May 17: Civil and students’ organizations in Mizoram are all set to press for halting the ongoing Bru repatriation process when Union Home Minister P Chidambaram pay a one-day visit to Mizoram on Wednesday.

The purpose of the Union Home minister’s visit is mainly to review security situation in Mizoram. P Chidabaram will also take stock of the ongoing repatriation of Bru refugees from Tripura to Mizoram. Mizo Students’ Union (MSU) today expressed its deep concern that P. Chidambaram is not going to stay over-night in Mizoram and requested the Union Home minister to spare his time and have a “pleasant time” with the local people of Mizoram.

Meanwhile, the students’ body will submit a memorandum to the Home minister P Chidambaram over issue of migration of Brus both from Tripura and Bangladesh to Mizoram. The MSU also will take up with the Union Home minister regarding the Mizoram Trading (Regulation) Hill, 1991; Reserved Policies and Other Backward Classes and Inter State Boundary. Meanwhile,  a conglomeration of major NGOs in Mizoram has garnered support of all political parties of the state to put forward a demand to Union Home minister P Chidambaram to give rehabilitate displaced Mizos in Tripura and stall the ongoing repatriation of Brus from Tripura to Mizoram. The major political parties include ruling Congress party, MNF, Mizoram People’s Conference and Zoram Nationalist Party.

A memorandum signed by representatives of four large NGOs in the state—the Young Mizo Association , the MZP, the Mizoram Upa Pawl or elders association and the Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl or the women’s federation and the four political parties has been readied to be submitted to the Union Home Minister.

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express/ Newmai News Network)

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