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More than 1000 refugees from Myanmar in Mizoram now; 100 returned but returned: Officers | India News

AIZAWL: The number of Myanmar citizens who took refuge in Mizoram has exceeded 1,000 since the military coup last month, and at least 100 of those people were sent back to their country, but have again sneaked into the state, the authorities said. authorities on Monday.
A senior Mizoram Interior Department official said the government received no further communications from the Center on the Myanmar refugees issue after the March 10 directive to stop the illegal migration of people from that country.
“According to the Interior Department record, 1,042 citizens of Myanmar have entered the state as of Monday. While most of them are staying in border villages and local NGOs provide them with help and shelter, some live with their families,” he said the official. PTI.
Many of the people who have crossed the international border to reach Mizoram since the military took power in Myanmar last month are police and firefighters, he said.
Meanwhile, an official from the Champhai district said that around 100 refugees who were recently sent back to Myanmar from Farkawn village by an NGO have returned to Mizoram.
They crossed the Tiau River that runs along the Mizoram-Myanmar border and this time they went to other villages, he said.
So far such an incident has been reported in only one village and it is not immediately clear why those 100 people were sent back.
Mizoram shares a 510 km long porous border with Myanmar’s Chin State and the majority of Myanmar citizens who have taken refuge in the state belong to the Chin community, also known as Zo. They share the same ancestry and culture as the Mizoram Mizos.
On March 10, the MHA wrote to the chief secretaries of Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh and the Assam rifles guarding the Indo-Myanmar border, to verify the influx of people from that country and also to identify the immigrants. illegal and deport them.
However, Mizoram’s chief minister, Zoramthanga, has said that since the people of his state share ethnic ties with refugees from Myanmar’s Chin community, they cannot remain indifferent to their plight.
The opposition Congress in the state also supported him on this issue.

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