Altogether 293 Bangladesh nationals are taking refuge at Parva of Mizoram’s Lawngtlai District; however more influx are anticipated over the next few days.
Based on the fact, a meeting was convened by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Lawngtlai – Amol Srivastava at Lawngtlai DC Conference Hall, regarding the plight of Bangladesh nationals who have fled into Mizoram following the clash between the joint forces of Bangladesh Army and Arakan Army (AA) against the Kuki-Chin National Army (KNA).
The Lawngtlai DC informed that requisite measures were initiated by the state administration and the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to provide humanitarian aid to the Bangladesh nationals.
He added that a cordial relationship exists between the various NGOs and the administration, when it comes to sharing crucial information and providing humanitarian aid.
The Lawngtlai Sub-Divisional Officer (Sadar) – TT Beikhaizi, who also serves as the Nodal Officer in charge of the Bangladesh nationals presented a report on the vital role of various youth organizations, viz. Central Young Lai Association (CYLA), Bawm Students’ Association (BSA), Pang Zirlai Pawl (PZP) and Central Young Chakma Association (CYCA).
According to officials, there are 293 Bangladesh nationals (132 males and 161 females) currently putting up at Lawngtlai District; with 148 of them below the age of 18 years.
They are currently residing at Parva-III- community hall, primary school, health sub-centre, anganwadi centres and high school building. Besides, health clinics and necessary medical aid have been provided to them, along with 24-hour security by the state police.