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Myanmar state CM, 9,000 others take refuge in Mizoram

Jun 16, 2021 13:17 IST | By Editorji News Desk

The chief minister of Myanmar's Chin state, Salai Lian Luai, is among over 9,000 people who have taken refuge in Mizoram following a military coup in the neighbouring country in February, news agency PTI has reported quoting a senior police officer.

Chin, a state in Western Myanmar, shares its Western border with Mizoram.

"The Chin state chief minister crossed the international border and entered Champhai town on Monday night," the officer told PTI.

He said that 24 lawmakers, including Luai, of Aung San Suu Kyis party, the National League for Democracy, have taken shelter in different parts of Mizoram.

The Myanmarese nationals are provided with shelter and food by civil society organisations and student bodies, while many are sheltered by the locals, the report said.

A large section of those who have taken refuge in the state belong to the Chin, also known as the Zo, community.

They share the same ancestry and culture as the Mizos of Mizoram.

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