Following a contemporary airstrike by the Myanmar military within the bordering areas alongside the Indo-Myanmar border, some 5000 Myanmar nationals have sought refuge within the Zokhawthar space of Mizoram’s Champhai district.
In accordance with the leaders of the Younger Mizo Affiliation (YMA), Zokhawthar, there are round 4-5 aid and refugee camps within the space and round 160 households from Myanmar now are residing in Zokhawthar’s Lipui.
F Biaktinsanga, the Monetary Secretary of the Younger Mizo Affiliation (YMA), mentioned round 5,000 to six,000 individuals have entered India and are being supported by varied NGOs and the district administration, which give important gadgets equivalent to meals and clothes.
“… Around 5000-6000 people have come to India, can’t say the exact numbers…here an NGO provided some food, clothes etc…here they’re living very peacefully and as people of Mizoram. We care about them…,” Biaktinsanga mentioned.
Mal Sawm Par, a nationwide from Myanmar, shared his expertise in regards to the hardships confronted after fleeing his dwelling nation. He arrived in Zokhawthar about two years in the past, abandoning a village that was burned down and bringing nothing with him.
Regardless of the challenges, he discovered help from the area people who offered him with meals, clothes, and medical care.
“We came here about 2 years ago and then we didn’t bring anything and our village was burned. In Zokhawthar, some people give us clothes and food. Now we have nothing so we cannot go back. It is also very difficult to go back so we have to stay here. How long we stay here, we also don’t know; nobody knows. The people here are good to us. All the people help us so much and give us what we need. When we get sick, they give us a doctor. The medicine is free for us,” ANI quoted Mal Sawm Par, a Myanmar nationwide, as saying.
In a latest growth alongside the Myanmar border, the Folks’s Defence Drive (PDF) of Myanmar attacked and captured two Myanmar Military posts. This led to 39 Myanmar Military personnel looking for refuge in Mizoram and subsequently surrendering to the Mizoram Police.
The full variety of Myanmar Military personnel who’ve surrendered up to now stands at 42.
“On Sunday evening, PDF of Myanmar attacked the Myanmar Army post along the Myanmar border. Yesterday evening, two Myanmar posts were captured by the PDF. As a result, the Myanmar Army started taking shelter in Mizoram. 39 of them surrendered to Mizoram Police last evening…We handed them over to both our governing force…The total number of Myanmar Army personnel who surrendered before Mizoram Police is 42…More than 5000 people took refuge in two villages along the border and we also got about 20 civilian injuries – 8 of them are taken to Aizawl for better medical treatment…One succumbed to his stray bullet injuries last evening…Since last night there has been no more commotion at the border…Now it is quite calm but we don’t know whether Myanmar Army will attack from the air. We can’t rule out airstrike at present…” Mizoram Inspector-general of police (IGP) (Headquarters), Lalbiakthanga Khiangte mentioned on Tuesday.
With inputs from businesses