Refugees from Myanmar had taken shelter in Mizoram. Mizoram is now housing over 20,000 refugees across the state, officials said. This is due to the influx of more people from Myanmar due to frequent armed clashes between the Tatmadaw or Myanmar army and the local civil defence forces in Chin state.
Mizoram shares a 404-km porous international border with Myanmar, through which thousands of people have entered the state to take shelter after the military coup took place a year ago.
Refugees Crossing Border River to Reach Mizoram
They said over 4,000 displaced people had crossed the Mizoram-Myanmar border river Tiau during the past few weeks after the official record placed the number of people from Myanmar in the state at 16,000.
Recent clashes between the Tatmadaw and the People’s Defence Force (PDF), which called itself in Chin State as the Chinland Defence Force (CDF) and the Chin National Army (CNA) combined, as well as military atrocities committed against the civilians in a number of towns and villages triggered more hatred.