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Mizoram Govt completes profiling of 30,401 Myanmar refugees

Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana today said that the government officials in all the 11 districts of the state have completed profiling of 30,401 Myanmar refugees till date, of which 30,177

Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana today said that the government officials in all the 11 districts of the state have completed profiling of 30,401 Myanmar refugees till date, of which 30,177 have been issued identity cards.

Replying to a question from ZPM leader V.L. Zaithanzama in the state assembly, Lalchamliana said that the process of profiling and issue of identity cards has been completed.

He, however, said that the process has been a continuous one as more refugees have been entering the state while some of them had returned to Myanmar.

The recent influx of almost 600 refugees into southernmost Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district due to intensified clashes between the Myanmar army and the Arakan Army cadres was not included in the number of refugees taking shelter in the state as stated by the home minister.

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The majority of over 3,000 refugees who fled Khawmawi, Haimual, Rihkhawdar, and surrounding villages in Chin state to Mizoram-Myanmar border Zokhawthar village in Champhai district on August 10 due to clashes between the Myanmar army and the local resistance force at Khawmawi village had returned to their respective villages.

Meanwhile, state Home Department officials said that the number of refugees taking shelter in the state could not be constant as they later kept on moving around from district to district, while some of them returned to Myanmar and again entered India.

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First Published: 6th September, 2022 20:48 IST

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