The stalled repatriation process of Bru refugees lodged in the six relief camps in North Tripura district was likely to be resumed from September 15 by the Mizoram government, official sources said.
The sources said that the decision for resumption of the Bru repatriation was made after the Union Home Ministry agreed, in writing, to rehabilitate 80 Mizo families who were displaced by violent activities of the Brus from Sakhan range in North Tripura during 1997-98.
"The repatriation process, which began in November last year, was called off on June six last by the Mizoram government after the NGOs and political parties demanded payment of rehabilitation to the displaced Mizo families.
Since November last year, around 3,341 Brus including 914 children below the age of 12 years belonging to 648 families have been repatriated till May this year while around 200 families returned on their own will.
All the repatriated Bru refugees were resettled in different villages of Mizoram-Tripura border Mamit district and each family was given Rs 80,000 under resettlement and rehabilitation package.