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Manipur orders a ban on Myanmar’s entry into India | India News

IMPHAL / AIZAWAL: The Manipur government has asked Myanmar border district administrations not to entertain people from across the border to enter Indian territory, authorities said Monday.
However, directives from the Manipur government, which were sent to the five deputy commissioners of the border districts of Chandel, Tengnoupal, Kamjong, Ukhrul and Churachandpur, 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, said 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 across 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 people, including women and children, tried to enter Manipur through the Moreh-Tamu border, but were not allowed to enter from the Indian side by security forces.
Manipur media reported that three Myanmar nationals wounded with gunshot wounds were allowed to enter Manipur last week and were admitted to the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal. Two of them are in critical condition.
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 grounds.
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.”
“I understand that there are certain foreign policy issues on which India must exercise caution. However, we cannot ignore this humanitarian crisis,” the Chief Minister said in his letter.
Zoramthanga said in his letter that India, as the world’s largest democracy and Myanmar’s immediate neighbor, must do more and open up more on this issue.
Amid the government tightened security along the India-Myanmar border to prevent influx from across the border, Zoramthanga recently held a virtual meeting with Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Zin Mar Aung.
Mizoram government delegations, consisting of the member of the state parliament and the senior leader of the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), had already met separately with Rajya Sabha vice president and president M.Venkaiah Naidu, the Minister of State of the Union for the Interior of Nityana and Rai, the Minister of the Interior, Ajay Kumar. Bhalla and others in Delhi and persuade them to inculcate the government not to forcibly reject Myanmar citizens who are refugees in Mizoram.
According to Mizoram’s Rajya Sabha member K Vanlalvena, more than 1,000 Myanmar citizens, including police personnel, as well as women and children, have crossed the border and are currently taking refuge in Mizoram.
Meanwhile, the MHA had recently instructed the chief secretaries of four northeastern states – Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur – that share borders with Myanmar not to receive refugees from Myanmar. He also instructed Assam Rifles to seal the border and prevent entry from the neighboring country, according to the statement.
The four northeastern states share a 1,643-kilometer fence-free border with Myanmar.
The MHA reiterated that state governments and UT administrations have no power to grant “refugee” status to any foreigner and that India is not a signatory to the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol. The four northeastern states share a 1,643-kilometer fence-free border with Myanmar.
A state of emergency has been declared for a year in Myanmar, where power was transferred to Senior General Min Aung Hlaing after President U Win Myint and State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi were detained by the army on February 1. .

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