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Kolasib administration asked to delete Bru names from voters' list: JCEO

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

The of Mizoram, Zorammuana, has directed the of district to delete the names of 'Bru' voters who were enrolled in the electoral list without holding any public hearing.

Zorammuana said he has written a letter to the Dr Arun T in this regard.

He said that hearing should be conducted in the presence of NGOs and local leaders who could identify voters from the Bru community as bona fide residents of the villages.

Altogether 218 'Bru' voters have been enrolled in the district and all of them are living in relief camps in

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

Meanwhile, the unit of Mizoram's Friday asked the to publicly apologise for enrolling 218 Brus in the voters' list without holding any hearing, a press statement issued by the committee said.

While the committee is in favour of 'Bru' voters casting their votes in their respective villages in in the November 28 Assembly elections, the has allowed them to vote in relief camps in

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 16:50 IST