Mizoram refugees from Myanmar will not be sent back till situation normalizes: Shah

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Amit Shah, Home Minister

Azole:In an important meeting held at the Ministry of Home Affairs in the capital Delhi, the issue of Myanmar refugees was discussed. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has informed Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Duhoma that until the situation in Myanmar returns to normal, citizens who have received political asylum after February 2021 will not be sent back. This information was given in an official statement issued on Friday.

Biometric data was also discussed

In a meeting held in Delhi on Thursday, Shah discussed the importance of collecting biometric data of foreigners from Lalduhoma. The previous Mizoram government had refused to collect biometric data of foreigners. “I want to inform the people of Mizoram that the Center will not deport people seeking asylum from Myanmar until the situation in the neighboring country returns to normal,” Shah said in an official statement. said in the statement.

More than 31 thousand refugees in Mizoram

According to official figures, more than 31,000 people have sought refuge in Mizoram since the establishment of military rule in Myanmar in February 2021. Most of them belong to the Chin community, which has ethnic ties with the Mizo. According to the statement, Myanmar people are living in relief camps, some with relatives or in rented houses.

Union Home Minister and Lal Duhoma also discussed the ‘Measuring Maintenance of Household Register Bill’. The bill is currently pending with the President for assent. The bill was passed in the assembly in March 2019 with the aim of identifying foreigners and curbing the influx of migrants from the neighboring country. According to the statement, Shah advised Lalduhuma to resend the bill with necessary amendments. (input language)

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