The Deputy Commissioner of Lunglei District Pi K.Lalrinzuali, accompanied by staff of DC and I&PR Department, set off from Lunglei on 4th October, 2019 (Friday) to visit Buknuam, one of the four villages in Lunglei District where repatriated Brus are to be resettled. As per the latest round of identification carried out by the Mizoram Government this year, 13 Bru families have been identified and willing to be resettled in this village.

At Buknuam, the Deputy Commissioner held a meeting with members of the Village Council, NGOs and the general public to discuss the repatriation exercise and evaluate their preparedness in various aspects such as construction of temporary shelter & latrines and availability of basic amenities including ration supply, drinking water, electricity etc. She appealed to the gathering to welcome the repatriated families, and be proactive in facilitating their readjustment and integration into the society. Speaking at length about the sensitivity and complexity of the issue, the Deputy Commissioner reminded the residents of Buknuam to deal with the repatriated Bru families with kindness and understanding.