Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga said the government and people of Mizoram would welcome any ethnic Mizo or anyone persecuted for participating in the pro-democratic movement in Myanmar, with open arms.
Mizoram home minister Lalchamlian said the Mizoram government is bracing for a possible onslaught of refugees from the neighbouring country after the recent military coup.
He said that anyone in need of shelter, especially an ethnic Mizo, should be provided with suitable assistance.
Deputy commissioners of districts along the Myanmar border – Champhai, Hnahthial, Siaha and Lawngtlai – said that no reports of refugees from Myanmar entering and taking shelter in their respective districts have been received.
The DCs have instructed village leaders along the Myanmar border areas to maintain records of anyone entering and taking shelter in their districts and submit the same to the district administration officials, reported The Times of India.
However, Lalhluna a resident from the bordering area said that there had been no CNA cadres or their family members seeking asylum in Mizoram after the military coup till date.