Over 100 people fleeing Myanmar enter Mizoram



Over 100 people fleeing Myanmar have entered Mizoram since last month’s military coup in the neighbouring Southeast Asia country, a village leader said on March 14.

116 Myanmar nationals crossed the Tiau River and reached Farkawn Village through a stretch where India’s paramilitary Assam Rifles personnel were not present, said Ramliana, president of the Farkawn Village Council, a community-based body.

According to media reports, several of them were from police and fire services.

Last week, India’s Home Ministry directed four Indian states bordering Myanmar, namely Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh to take measures to prevent refugees from entering India except on humanitarian grounds.

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