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