Thousands flee to Mizoram from Myanmar after clashes

News paper report claims around 1,300 people take shelter in four villages of Lawngtlai district in Mizoram

File photo of an extended family of ethnic Chin refugees from Myanmar gather in the living quarters of a relative at a suburb of New Delhi. Photo: Mizzima News

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The Mizoram government has given shelter and relief to around 1,300 ethnic people from neighbouring Myanmar, officials in Mizoram said on Monday, Myanmar news agency Mizzima News reports quoting 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.

“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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