As many as 30,316 Myanmar nationals, together with 11,798 youngsters and 10,047 girls, have taken refuge in numerous elements of Mizoram for the reason that navy seized energy within the neighbouring nation in February final yr, a senior official stated on Sunday.

Fourteen lawmakers are additionally amongst those that fled the trouble-torn nation and moved to Mizoram, the official stated, citing knowledge compiled by the state dwelling division earlier within the month.

Of the 30,316 individuals, profiling of 30,299 has been accomplished, he stated.

Additionally, id playing cards, certifying the holder as a refugee, have been issued to over 30,000 refugees.

The cardboard, being issued by the state authorities, might solely be used for identification functions in Mizoram and wouldn’t be a legitimate doc for availing authorities schemes.

“Identification playing cards are being issued for correct documentation of Myanmar nationals. It can additionally maintain at bay people who would possibly wish to grant them Indian citizenship for vested political pursuits,” the official instructed PTI on situation of anonymity.

Every id card said that the bearer was a Myanmar nationwide residing in Mizoram.

“That is only for identification and shall serve no different objective, official or in any other case. It isn’t transferable,” specified the ID card, certainly one of which was accessed by PTI.

In line with the official, not less than 156 makeshift aid camps have been arrange by the federal government, NGOs, village authorities and Myanmar nationals in several elements of the state, with Siaha district housing the utmost variety of shelter houses at 41, adopted by Lawngtlai at 36 and Champhai 33.

He stated that the state has to this point sanctioned Rs 80 lakh as aid.

The official added that no Myanmar refugee had to this point been concerned in any regulation and order downside.

Six Mizoram districts — Champhai, Siaha, Lawngtlai, Serchhip, Hnahthial and Saitual — share a 510-km-long worldwide border with Myanmar’s Chin state.

Most Myanmar nationals are from Chin state, and share ancestry with the Mizos.


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