Fleeing Myanmar Policemen Ask India For Asylum
Myanmar police officers who fled to India after they said they defied orders to shoot people protesting their country’s military coup are urging India’s government not to send them back and to grant them asylum on humanitarian grounds.
One of the officers who has sought refuge in a village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram along the border with Myanmar said they didn’t want to return to their country until the problems there are solved.
India’s federal government and the state of Mizoram are at odds over the influx of refugees.
Last week, India’s Home Ministry told four Indian states bordering Myanmar, including Mizoram, to take measures to prevent refugees from entering India except on humanitarian grounds.
Courtesy – AP