1300 forced to flee to India after clashes


(File) An extended family of ethnic Chin refugees from Myanmar gather in the living quarters of a relative at a suburb of New Delhi. Photo: AFP

The Mizoram government has given shelter and relief to around 1,300 ethnic people from neighbouring Myanmar, officials in Mizoram said on Monday, according to a report by The Hindu.

“Around 1300 men, women and children have fled from Arakan State and taken refuge in four villages of Lawngtlai district [in southern Mizoram] on Saturday night,” The article quoted Lawngtlai district police chief Lalsanglura said.

“The Myanmarese fled their homes after the Army clashed with the outlawed ‘Arakan Army’ militant outfit cadres last week. As the armed clashes continue, we would not push back the refugees due to humanitarian grounds.” He said.

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