Chin deportation from India fails

26 June 2019
Chin deportation from India fails
(File) An ethnic Chin refugee child from Myanmar cries as several refugees gather in an alley by their living quarters in New Delhi. Photo: AFP

The Mizoram government and Assam Rifles have failed to deport 219 Chin refugees from Lawngtlai district to Myanmar, the Business Standard reported quoting Home department officials.

The officials said the refugees staying in Hmawngbuchhuah village were supposed to be deported on Tuesday but reports from the Ministry of External Affairs said that Myanmar authorities failed to send people to persuade the refugees to return to their country.

An attempt to deport the refugees also failed on June 15 due to 'inclement weather' and 'humanitarian' reasons, the officials said.

Over 1,700 refugees from Paletwa and surrounding villages fled during the latter part of November 2017 due to armed conflict between the Myanmar Army and the Arakan Army (AA).