Mizoram to repatriate more Myanmar nationals

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Myanmar nationals settled in Mizoram state, northeast India illegally are facing repatriation by some Non-governmental Organizations of Mizoram.

An order was issued to go, to Myanmar nationals from places such as Kolasib Township and Mual Khang village of Mizoram by Young Mizo Association (YMA), Mizo Upa Pawl (MUP) and village council of Mual Khang by 30 June.

A joint action committee (JAC) was formed for the repatriation campaign for Myanmar nationals by Mual Khang village’s YMA, MUP and Village council and the JAC will continue the campaign.

The Zonet TV Special report mentioned that Myanmar nationals were resettled in those areas over the last three years and there are local wine factories in the region. So, the repatriation campaign was launched before the wine factory affect local people in the future.

16 households out of 50 in Mual Khang village were of illegally migrated Chin people from Myanmar, said a report.

“I have no idea what to do. I have been staying here since childhood. So, I have no Myanmar National ID card. We could not get Mizoram voter IDs for a long time” said a woman.

It is learnt that some Chin migrant workers had resettled more than 10 years ago in Maul Khang village and Kolasib Township. The migrant workers are dependent on Joohming cultivation.

Hundreds of Chin migrant workers staying in Rangvamual and Phunchawng village near Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram were driven out last month by the Central Young Mizo Association, the strongest NGO in Mizoram state.

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