Mizoram CM meets HM Shah, discusses Myanmar National’s influx in state


Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga on Thursday met with Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi to discuss the influx of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar.

The chief minister took to social media and wrote that home minister Amit Shah took stock of the situation at the meeting.

It may be said that over 30,000 Myanmar nationals have taken shelter in Mizoram since the military seized power there in February last year.

The refugees are mostly from the Chin State and are lodged in relief camps as well as in rented houses. They are being provided with food and other assistance.

Zoramthang, who is on a visit to the national capital until Saturday, also said Shah agreed to visit Mizoram in November to open an Assam Rifles camp at Zokhawsang, about 15 km from Aizawl, at his request.

The chief minister also added that the home minister has yet to fix a date. Moreover, it may be mentioned that the Zoramthanga-led Mizo National Front government has been demanding the relocation of the base.