Mizoram: 200 Kuki-Chin-Mizo people from Bangladesh enter Mizoram | Popgen Tech


More than 200 people belonging to the Kuki-Chin-Mizo community from the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh have entered Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district due to an armed conflict between the neighboring country’s Army and an ethnic armed group, an official said. on Monday.

Mizoram, already burdened with 30,000 refugees from coup-hit Myanmar, is now facing a new influx from neighboring Bangladesh, with which it shares a partially fenced 318-km-long international border.

Lawngtlai Deputy Commissioner Amol Srivastava said that more than 270 Bangladeshi nationals entered Lawngtlai district on Sunday. NGOs, local people and the Border Security Force (BSF), which guards the Indo-Bangladesh border, the DC said are currently being occupied by Bangladeshi citizens.

“We are waiting for a detailed report. Bangladeshis are now getting shelter and relief by NGOs and locals,” he told PTI. Many of the refugees fled after armed clashes between the Bangladeshi army and the Kuki-Chin National Army (KNA) insurgent ethnic group last week and entered Mizoram, he said.


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