Shelter Across the Border
Eclectic Northeast|April 2021
Mizoram has been taking in refugees who have fled Myanmar after the coup in February

Myanmar has been in turmoil ever since the military ousted and detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1. There have been mass protests across the country. More recently, around 107 people were killed when security forces opened fire on anticoup protesters. The situation is worsening with each day, and so, many are being forced to move out of their homes and seek asylum in neighbouring countries. The border patrol at the MizoramMyanmar border has started being more ‘lenient’ towards the incoming refugees. Myanmar and Mizoram not only share a long porous border but there is a deeper bond between the people of both sides of the border which is why Mizoram has witnessed huge influx of refugees in the past few weeks.

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