India 2 Sending Back Myanmar Citizens

Due to the recent junta-rebel conflict, the citizens of Myanmar who came across the border and took refuge in India are being sent back to their home countries by the Indian government. Meanwhile, the first batch of refugees from India’s northeastern state of Manipur has been repatriated.

Manipur Chief Minister N confirmed this information in a message posted on social media on Friday. Biren Singh. In the post, he said, ‘The government has decided to send back the citizens of Myanmar who entered India illegally. Today (Friday), the first batch of these citizens is being sent back.

Biren Singh also said in the expost, “India is not a signatory to the Refugee Convention of 1951. But still, for a long time, the Indian government has been providing shelter and assistance to the endangered citizens of Myanmar on humanitarian grounds. .

Along with this message, the Chief Minister of Manipur posted a video on X. In that video, a group of Myanmar nationals were seen crossing the border. Most of the members of this group are women and children.

It should be noted that Myanmar has borders with the Indian states of Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, and Nagaland. The combined length of the border of these four Indian states with Myanmar is 1,643 km. In terms of ethnic identity, the people of Myanmar and the people of these four states of India are quite close.

On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military seized national power by overthrowing the NLD government led by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi through a coup. Army Chief General Min Aung Hlaing led the coup.

Myanmar’s pro-democracy crowd swelled soon after the military took power. They started a movement across the country to demand the return of democratic governance. But as members of the Myanmar police and security forces began using firearms to suppress protests, some pro-democracy groups began to join anti-junta rebel groups around 2022.

Since late October 2023, the People’s Democratic Forces (PDF), a coalition of Myanmar’s anti-junta armed groups, has launched a coordinated offensive against the military in various provinces of Myanmar. Three allied groups, the Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA), the Arakan Army (AA), and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), are leading the conflict.

He had announced the return of Myanmar refugees last February to free the four bordering states from the conflict. Central Government of India. If it starts its implementation on Friday,.