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1,300 Myanmar tribals take shelter in Mizoram

29, Nov 2017 | CJP Team

Mizoram’s government has taken in 1,300 tribals, most of whom are Buddhist or Christian, who fled violence in Myanmar’s Arakan state and are in southern Mizoram, The New Indian Express reported. The district’s police chief told IANS that “the Myanmarese fled their homes after the Army clashed with the outlawed ‘Arakan Army’ militant outfit cadres last week. As the armed clashes continue, we would nto push back the refugees due to humanitarian grounds.” The district is reportedly setting up temporary camps for the Myanmarese tribals, who speak the same language as the locals in Mizoram. 



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