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Increasing Number of People from Myanmar Seek Shelter in Mizoram amid Myanmar Protests & Unrest

The number of people taking refuge in Mizoram from Myanmar is increasing since the coup. People have fled Myanmar and the junta is seen protesting violently against the opposition.

Increasing Number of People from Myanmar Seek Shelter in Mizoram amid Myanmar Protests & Unrest

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2021-05-21T14:07:23+05:30

Myanmar People Seek Shelter in Mizoram: The situation in Myanmar has been intense and chaotic since the Feb 1 coup. The influx of people from Myanmar into the North-eastern state of Mizoram is increasing every day. Mizoram shares its boundaries with Myanmar for which the people are easily taking shelter in India. More than 15,000 people have crossed the borders in the past few months and the chances of the numbers increasing in the comings days are very high.

An Indian government official on Monday said that more people might cross over the boundaries as the internal fight has intensified in Myanmar and the situation is grave. As per reports, the influx started in late Feb 2021. It is getting difficult to track the exact number of people as many have taken shelter in their relative's places. Vice-Chairman of the Mizoram's State Planning Board H. Rammawi says, "Some communities of Mizoram and Myanmar have close ties and have extended families living across the borders."
H. Rammawi added that about 1800 people had crossed the borders in April but the numbers have shot up to more than 15,400 now. Lawmakers and policemen have all fled the country to avoid taking orders from the junta that is fighting the opposition in the country. A hill town of Myanmar, Mindat has seen the most violent fights since the military took over.
As per reports, about 600 people from Myanmar are scattered in the capital Aizawl. Many of the people from Myanmar have also taken shelter in 5 other districts. H. Rammawi said that some people who have crossed the borders from Myanmar have also tested
COVID19 positive
which is another cause of worry.
H. Rammawi further stated that governmental and non-governmental organizations are looking after these people. However, the state government has asked for help and assistance from the federal authorities for medical needs and ration and more for the refugees.

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