Mizoram | ‘Revise Bru voters’ list after they return to state’: Civil societies, student bodies

Mizoram | ‘Revise Bru voters’ list after they return to state’: Civil societies, student bodies

AIZAWL, January 19, 2019: A conglomerate of major civil societies and student bodies on Friday demanded that revision of voters' list among the Bru refugees living in Tripura be conducted only after they return to Mizoram, the State they originally belong to.

Leaders of the NGO Coordination Committee placed the demand at a meeting with the Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra here.

"Our stance is clear. Revision of voters' list for Mizoram should be conducted only inside the State, and for the Brus, only after their return to Mizoram," NGO Coordination Committee chairman Vanlalruata said after the meeting.

He said the CEO informed them about instructions from the Election Commission to conduct revision of the electoral rolls in the Bru relief camps in North Tripura district. Mr. Vanlalruata said the Committee would hold a meeting about the EC's instruction.

"We discussed the modalities of Bru voters for parliamentary elections," the CEO said, adding that the meeting was held in a spirit of mutual understanding.

The meeting was held after an umbrella organisation of the Bru refugees living in six relief camps in Tripura urged CEC Sunil Arora to direct the Mizoram election department to revise rolls in the relief camps.

(PTI)

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