• Kuki-Chin refugees housed in Mizoram church, school
    Times of India | 22 November 2022
  • AIZAWL: The 272 Kuki-Chin refugees, who fled from Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, were lodged in a church and a primary school building in Simeinasora village near the Mizoram-Bangladesh-Myanmar tri-junction, an official report submitted to the Mizoram home department on Monday said.

    The refugees, mainly children, women and the elderly from Cheihkhiang and three other nearby villages in the CHT, left their respective villages on Wednesday and were hiding in the forests before proceeding towards Mizoram's Lawngtlai district.

    They arrived at the border area on Sunday and could not go to Parva village, about 207 km south of Lawngtlai town, as the BSF personnel deployed in the area, did not allow them to go farther.

    A resident of Parva, who was among the volunteers providing humanitarian assistance to the refugees, told TOI over phone that the men were lodged in the primary school building while the women were accommodated in a small church building.He said food and vegetables were collected from the nearby villages.

    Lawngtlai district deputy commissioner Amol Srivastava instructed SDO (civil) of Chawngte subdivision to make necessary arrangements for food and accommodation by coordinating with the village leaders.
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