Mizoram Grapples Alone With Refugees and Human Trafficking

AIZAWL: Without a concrete national policy on refugees, particularly Rohingyas, the government of Mizoram is in a quandary as the trickle of refugees looks set to become a flood. Altogether, there are about 235 refugees in the state from Myanmar which includes 16 trafficked Rohingya women, mostly teenage girls, who were rescued recently.

Plans to ‘push’ them back to their country as instructed by the Union Home Ministry have so far failed, as it would mean putting these refugees back in the jaws of death, which would create a human rights hullabaloo as some officials said.

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