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Manipur Bans Myanmar’s Entry into India, Calls on Districts to Watch | India News

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Manipur Bans Myanmar's Entry into India, Calls on Districts to Watch | India News

A paramilitary soldier stands guard near the bridge over the Tiau River along the India-Myanmar border (AP)

IMPHAL / AIZAWL: The Manipur government has asked the deputy commissioners of five border districts with Myanmar not to detain people from the other side of the border to enter Indian territory, authorities said. The directives said: “In case of serious injuries, medical attention can be provided for humanitarian reasons.”
The letter, written by Manipur (home) government special secretary H Gyan Prakash to the deputy commissioners, stated that as a result of the events taking place in Myanmar, the country’s citizens are reported to have been trying to enter the India through the border states. including Manipur.
Prakash called on the five developing countries not to open any camps to provide food and shelter, civil society organizations should also not be able to open any camps to provide shelter and food, people trying to enter or seek shelter should be politely turned away and the Aadhaar inscription. they must be stopped immediately and the Aadhaar registration kits must be kept in a safe place. The Manipur Interior Department has also requested a “report on the measures taken” by the concerned district administrations by Tuesday.
According to officials, on Friday some Myanmar, including women and children, tried to enter Manipur through the Moreh-Tamu border, but were not allowed to enter by security forces. Manipur media reported that three Myanmar nationals injured with gunshot wounds last week were allowed to enter Manipur and were admitted to the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal. Two of them are critical.
Meanwhile, according to different official sources and border villagers, more than a thousand Myanmar citizens, including security personnel, have so far entered Mizoram and the local population and NGOs are providing them with food and shelter on humanitarian ground.
Mizoram Prime Minister Zoramthanga has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide asylum, food and shelter to refugees who have come to the state since the military took power in Myanmar last month.
Zoramthanga’s March 18 letter to Modi requested his intervention so that Myanmar refugees receive asylum, food and shelter in India.
Referring to warnings from the Union Ministry of the Interior to the chief secretaries of the four northeastern states bordering Myanmar and also to the Assam Rifles and Border Security Forces for taking measures to prevent the illegal influx of Myanmar into India, Zoramthanga said: “This is not acceptable to Mizoram.”

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