‘Ko­la­sib ad­min asked to delete Bru names from list of vot­ers’

DNA (Delhi) - - STATE OF POLLS -

Aizawl: The Joint Chief Elec­toral Of­fi­cer of Mi­zo­ram, Zo­ram­muana, has di­rected the deputy com­mis­sioner of Ko­la­sib district to delete the names of ‘Bru’ vot­ers who were en­rolled in the elec­toral list with­out hold­ing any pub­lic hear­ing.

Zo­ram­muana said he wrote a let­ter to the Ko­la­sib Deputy Com­mis­sioner Dr Arun T in this re­gard. He said that hear­ing should be con­ducted in pres­ence of NGOs and lo­cal lead­ers who could iden­tify Bru vot­ers as bona fide res­i­dents.

Al­to­gether 218 ‘Bru’ vot­ers have been en­rolled in the district and all of them are liv­ing in re­lief camps in Tripura.

More than 11,000 peo­ple be­long­ing to the Bru com­mu­nity fled Mi­zo­ram fol­low­ing eth­nic clashes in 1997, and they have been liv­ing in re­lief camps in Tripura.

Mean­while, the Ko­la­sib unit of Mi­zo­ram’s NGO Co­or­di­na­tion Com­mit­tee on Fri­day asked the deputy com­mis­sioner to apol­o­gise for en­rolling 218 Brus in vot­ers’ list with­out any hear­ing.

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