<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Over 1,200 people from Myanmar’s restive Arakan state have crossed the border and taken shelter in neighbouring Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district, officials said today.The people who crossed over yesterday are mostly Buddhists and Christians and speak the same tribal language as the locals. They fled their homes after the Myanmarese Army clashed with the ‘Arakan Army’ militants recently, they said.The government officials, on condition of anonymity, said 500 people took shelter in Laitlang village while Zochachhuah, Hmawngbuchhuah and Dumzautlang villages hosted 420, 200 and 120 people, respectively.
ALSO READ Bangladesh, Myanmar ink deal on repatriation of Rohingya refugees”Several of them have put up at their relatives’ place while the others were provided accommodation in village community halls and school classrooms,” an official said.The official said that this is the fourth instance in recent months of Myanmarese people entering the state.
ALSO READ China offers to help Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisisVillage leaders informed officials that the Arakanese people have said they heard gunshots even on Thursday night and expected more people to pour into the district.The locals volunteered to provide food to the Arakanese people and arranged shelter for them.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Over 280 people, mostly women and children, from Arakan in Myanmar have taken refuge at two villages in southernmost Mizoram’s Siaha district, a senior police official said today. The official told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 12-member Myanmar delegation today said that they had visited Mizoram to study the federal system of the country especially how the areas inhabited by minority communities were administered. The delegation led by Oo Hla Saw, MP of Arakan National Party, told reporters that they also wanted to know how peace was achieved in Mizoram which was reeling under insurgency for 20 years. Earlier during its three-day visit to the state, the delegation, which included five Members of Parliament (Hluttaw), met state Governor Lt General Nirbhay Sharma, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla and former Chief Minister Zoramthanga. The visit of the delegation, which left the state this afternoon, was organised by the Ministry of External Affairs Ministry and the Delhi-based think tank – Observer Research Foundation (ORF).(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)