The Exodus of Myanmar people fled their homes bordering India amidst the uprising
INTERNATIONAL: About 10,000 people normally live in Thantlang in Chin State, but most had left to seek shelter in surrounding areas including in India, a community leader stated.
Why in News?
Most of the population of a Myanmar town near the Indian border have fled their homes after buildings were set ablaze by artillery amid fighting between militia forces opposed to military rule and the army.
The fear and turmoil are not an unprecedented event for the citizens of Myanmar.
What is the matter of concern?
When the people from the adjacent nation leave their country, the most important matter of concern is the measures to take to handle the influx of exodus of people in the particular country for asylum and refuge.
The refugees from Myanmar in India is now a well-known issue since the military coup that took place on 1st February 2021.
Now the state of Mizoram is reeling under pressure to ascertain measures and steps to handle the thousands of refugees from Myanmar. Lately, the head of a civil society group said 5,500 people from Myanmar had arrived in just two districts over the past week, as they scrambled to escape a military crackdown.
Now the concern is not just for the state but for the nation as a whole. The BJP led government need to come up with an amicable solution to contain the pressure on the state of Mizoram and also have bilateral talks with the new overruled government in Myanmar.
A coup d'état in Myanmar began on the morning of 1 February 2021, when democratically elected members of the country's ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), were deposed by the Tatmadaw—Myanmar's military—which then vested power in a stratocracy. Acting president Myint Swe proclaimed a year-long state of emergency and declared power had been transferred to Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Min Aung Hlaing.
Civil resistance efforts have emerged within the country, in opposition to the coup, in numerous forms, including acts of civil disobedience, labour strikes, a military boycott campaign, a pot-banging movement, a red ribbon campaign, public protests, and formal recognition of the election results by elected representatives.
On 2 February, healthcare workers and civil servants across the country launched a national civil disobedience campaign, in opposition to the coup, with workers from dozens of state-run hospitals and institutions initiating a labour strike.
As such various atrocities were witnessed by the military government leading to the fleeing of many citizens to India. The state of Mizoram being the target asylum region.
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