People have been continuously fleeing Myanmar since the military coup in February. In such a situation, Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana said that more than 1,800 people have been reported to have entered Mizoram.
People reached Mizoram after fleeing from Myanmar
Troubled Myanmar (Myanmar) from Mizoram (M) of more than 1,800 people in the last few days.izoram) has been reported to have entered. This information was given by Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana himself on Tuesday. However, the minister clarified that he is yet to receive the documents in this regard. In fact, people have been continuously fleeing Myanmar since the military coup in February. Myanmar’s democratically elected government has gone into exile after the coup. The military government is constantly using force against the protests against the coup.
Home Minister Lalchamliana said that most of the Myanmar refugees entering Mizoram are residents of neighboring Chin province. “I have received information that around 1,850 people from Myanmar have entered Mizoram’s border districts of Champhai, Hanathiyal and Langtalai in the last few days. I have not yet received official documents in this regard, as I am in isolation after coming in contact with my grandson/grandchildren infected with the corona virus.
On the request of the state government, no response was received from the center
The Home Minister said that no response has been received from the Center so far on the state government’s request to give asylum to the people coming from Myanmar. He said, “The central government has not made any arrangement so far with respect to giving shelter or relief to the citizens of Myanmar who have fled the country knowing the danger to their lives. However, it is not even asking to send back the refugees like before from Mizoram.
The home minister told the state assembly last week that the state government had released Rs 30 lakh to help the refugees on humanitarian grounds. In early March, Chief Minister Zoramthanga wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to provide shelter and assistance to citizens coming from Myanmar. The state delegation, led by the state’s lone Lok Sabha member, C. Lalrosanga, went to Delhi in mid-March and discussed the issue with Union ministers.
Villagers set up relief camps for refugees
The six districts of Mizoram, Champhai, Siaha, Langtalai, Serchhip, Hanathial and Saitual, share a 510-km-long border with Myanmar’s Chin province. The ancestors of the Chin community and the Mizo community are the same. According to official sources, villagers living on the Indo-Myanmar border have raised funds locally and set up relief camps for the refugees. The refugees told that the local people were providing them food and other things.
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