Over 700 Myanmarese took shelter in Mizoram in past few weeks: Police official
A police officer on Sunday, June 27, informed that as many as 700 individuals from Myanmar have sneaked into Mizoram in the past few weeks.
The new entrants who made their way to Mizoram were mostly civilians, including pregnant women, children, and senior citizens, informed the officer.
He said that altogether 10,025 nationals of the neighbouring country have so far entered Mizoram following the military coup in Myanmar in February, adding that at least 22 members of the Myanmar parliament are among those who have taken refuge in the state.
According to official sources, Salai Lian Luai, the chief minister of Myanmar's Chin state had crossed over to Mizoram on June 14.
As per the data of the state police, 195 people from Myanmar have entered the Champhai district between June 15 and June 26.
While there are 11 districts in Mizoram, the Myanmar nationals are living in 10 districts with the border district Champhai alone housing 4,352 people of the neighbouring country.
As many 1,621 people from Myanmar have taken refuge in a community housing complex in Aizawl, the data read.
An official also mentioned that many of the Myanmar nationals who entered Mizoram recently could be not be prevented even by security forces because most of them were women, children, and senior citizens.
(Edited by Aparmita Das)
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