212 displaced Indians brought back from Myanmar

Imphal: A total of 212 Meitei including 89 women and 37 children, who fled to neighbouring Myanmar from the border town Moreh in Manipur when ethnic violence broke out on May 3, were brought back to Manipur on Friday.

All of them belonged to the Meitei community.

“Relief and gratitude as 212 fellow Indian citizens (all Meiteis) who sought safety across the Myanmar border post the May 3rd unrest in Moreh town of Manipur, are now safely back on Indian soil,” chief minister N. Biren Singh tweets.

“A big shout-out to the Indian Army for their dedication in bringing them home. Sincere gratitude to GOC Eastern Command, Lt Gen. RP Kalita, GOC 3 Corp, Lt Gen. HS Sahi and CO of 5 AR, Col. Rahul Jain for their unwavering service.”

Minister of External Affairs RK Ranjan said the officials of Embassy of India, Myanmar had assured that they have contacted the stranded Manipuris who fled from Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh after their homes were arsoned by Kuki militants and mob in the Meitei-Kuki clash.

The minister gave this information as reply to Former National MSME Board member, Robin Blackei, who sought the minister to rescue Manipuris stranded in the jungle of Myanmar near gate No.2 Moreh town.

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