Meanwhile, the 72 hour shutdown in protest against Bru polling in six refugee camps in Tripura and to urge the Election Commission not to count Bru votes entered its second day on Tuesday.

Security has been stepped up in Aizawl with scores of police personnel being deployed in different locations to avoid any untoward incident.

In a letter to the state Chief Electoral Officer Ashwani Kumar, Election Commission Secretary Narendra N Bhutolia said the polling will be held in Mizoram on April 11 and re-polling, if any, on April 14,

The Election Commission’s decision followed the 72-hour state-wide shutdown called by the Joint NGO Coordination on Monday in protest against the exercise of franchise by Bru voters in six relief camps in Tripura through postal ballots.

Meanwhile, the Joint NGO Coordination's demand of repatriation of all Brus from the six relief camps in North Tripura district within three months after completion of the election process and deletion of the names of those who would refuse to return to Mizoram from the voter lists was being deliberated by top state government officials.


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