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Brus revive demand for ADC

 AIZAWL, Dec 5 - The Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF), apex body of Bru refugees lodged in six relief camps in Tripura, has revived their demand for a separate autonomous district council by filing a writ petition in the Supreme Court.

 The writ petition, which called for creation of a separate autonomous district council for the Bru community, is a reversal of the letter written by the Forum on May 4, 2016 to Union Ministry of Home Affairs, in which it said that it was no longer pressing for autonomy for the community.

The MBDPF, in the petition, appealed to the apex court to direct the Government of India to establish an autonomous district council for the Bru community in accordance with Article 244 (2) of the Constitution read together with the Sixth Schedule.

State Home department officials expressed concern, saying the petition, if admitted by the apex court, might again derail the proposed repatriation process. – PTI

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