Following the reported crackdown by the security forces against insurgent group Kuki-Chin National Army (KNA) around 272 Chin-Kuki tribals, including women and children took shelter in southern Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district.
The KNA, also known as Kuki-Chin National Front (KNF), is a militant outfit, demanding sovereignty for the tribals. The cabinet meeting on Wednesday expressing sympathy has asked the concerned district to extend all kinds of relief assistance including food and basic amenities to the Bangladeshi nationals.
The Bangladeshi nationals were lodged at a community hall, a school and a sub-centre in Parva-3 village in Lawngtlai district.Kuki-Chin community has a population of around 3.5 lakh.
Mizoram is sheltering 30,500 Myanmarese, who sheltered in the northeastern state after the military seized power in Myanmar through a coup in February last year.
Mizoram shares 318 km unfenced borders with Bangladesh and 510 km frontiers with Myanmar.