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Mizoram party to challenge ECI notice over Bru refugees

By The New Indian Express calender  26-Sep-2019

Mizoram party to challenge ECI notice over Bru refugees

  • An anti-corruption watchdog-turned-political party in Mizoram will challenge a notification of the ECI in the HC that declared Bru refugees as “ordinary residents” of Mizoram.
     
  • PRISM, is currently on a signature campaign to mobilize public opinions against the ECI notification.
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  • PRISM president Vanlalruata said the Brus of western Mizoram had “migrated” to Tripura in 1998 and they didn't take part in Mizoram elections then. 
     
  • In the Mizoram elections of that year as well as that of 2003, they did not take part in voting. However, the ECI declared them as ordinary,he said.
     
  • “The ECI is not the competent authority to declare any section as ordinary residents,” Vanlalruata said.

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