Asia East India

Intruders from Myanmar is cause of concern for India’s 1643Kms unfenced border

Four northeastern states Mizoram (510 km), Arunachal Pradesh (520 km), Manipur (398 km) and Nagaland (215 km)  share 1,643 km unfenced borders with Myanmar.
 
A one-year state of emergency was declared in Myanmar and state power was transferred to Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing after President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi were detained by the military on February 1.
 
Following this Many Myanmar police personnel and civilians have crossed over into India and are seeking refuge in Mizoram, officials and villagers along the borders said on Thursday
 
According to the villagers, all the intruders belong to the Chin ethnic group, to which the Mizo community of Mizoram belongs.
 
An influential Mizoram student body Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) expressing solidarity with Mynamar’s Mizo communities had organised sit-in demonstrations last month in Aizawl, protesting the recent military coup in Myanmar and the human rights violations in the neighbouring country.
The MZP also expressed solidarity with Mynamar’s Mizo communities, which too have faced the brunt of the coup.
 
Senior MZP leader Ricky Lalbiakmawia told IANS that they would seek the intervention of the United Nations and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the military coup in Myanmar and urge them to provide help to the Mizo community in the neighbouring country.
 
Indian diplomats sources said they are watching keenly the situation at neighbour country Myanmar
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