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Rohingya crisis: security tightened along Mizoram border

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Eight additional companies of Rifles have been deployed along the Mizoram-Myanmar border to ensure that no Rohingya Muslims entered the state from the neighbouring country, a senior police official said today.

The vigil was tightened on the instructions of the Centre, he said.

"Three companies of Rifles included personnel from its battalion headquarters at Aizawl, Serchhip and Lunglei," he said.

The other five companies had personnel from Assam, and Nagaland, he added.

The official, however, expressed doubts that Rohingyas would enter as the Rakhine state in Myanmar, where they were concentrated, was too far from the border and the language, religion and culture of the Mizo people were different from that of theirs.

No Rohingya had entered the state till date, the official asserted.

The has decided to deport Rohingya refugees from

Members of the community have been fleeing from Myanmar to neighbouring countries in recent times after facing violence and persecution.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 14:22 IST