Myanmar-based armed insurgent group Chin National Army (CNA) has sought asylum for their families in India. The CNA, the armed wing of the Chin National Front (CNF), has asked for asylum for 40 families
Myanmar’s powerful military grabbed power in a coup against the civilian government and imposed a state of emergency after detaining Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD).
The Mizoram’s Champhai district administration has issued an alert against entering of refugees from Myanmar in the wake of the coup.
All villages were told to inform the district administration if Myanmarese refugees are seen entering their areas.
Thousands of members of the Chin community of Myanmar fled to Mizoram because of the military junta since the late 1980s.
With the Myanmar military taking power again, there are apprehensions that many Myanmarese from the Chin state will enter Mizoram.