Myanmar citizens who fled their country after the recent airstrikes by the Myanmar Army in the border areas of Myanmar are now taking refuge in Zukhowathar area of Champai district. Many people from Seikan village crossed the border to seek refuge in Jokhawthar area, which is the nearest village in Champai district and shares an unfenced border with Myanmar. According to the villagers of Sikan village, the Myanmar army burnt down almost all the houses in the village and destroyed everything. Refugees are now afraid to return to their country after the recent airstrikes by the Myanmar army in the border areas.
‘We lost everything’
“There were a lot of problems where I was living,” says Lalrimruti, a native of Myanmar’s Chin state. The army came to our village and went to every house, knocked on the doors and asked them to come out. Some people were like that. Very scared and hid inside. The army broke down the gates. Last year, the army burnt the houses. Second time many houses were burnt in our village too. Our village is almost destroyed. We have lost everything.”
‘We cannot go back to our homes’
Another resident of Myanmar’s Chin state, Wahangsar, said, “My house was also burnt, we can’t go back to our homes, many people died, there was no work for us and we had no money. So We are coming. India, we want to go back, but we can’t because my village is no more.”
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