Replying to a question from opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) member Lalruatkima in the state legislature, Lalzirliana said that the roadmap was prepared following instructions of the Supreme Court on January 16 last to repatriate all the Brus from Tripura within six months.

"The efforts have begun from March 3 and the State Level Core Committee on Bru Repatriation had held two meetings and the District Level Core Committees had also held meetings in Mizoram-Tripura-Bangladesh border Mamit district, Mizoram-Assam border Kolasib district and south Mizoram's Lunglei district," he added.

He explained that a meeting between representatives of Mizoram government, Tripura government and Bru leaders was held at Kanchanpur town in North Tripura district on March 3 last.

"According to the census conducted by the Bru Coordination Committee on August 30, 2010 in the six reliefcamps, which was submitted to the state government, there were 29,625 people belonging to 5,481 families in the relief camps," Lalzirliana asserted.

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