At least 19 police from Myanmar have crossed into India and seeks refugees in India. They have crossed into Champhai and Serchhip, the two districts in the north-eastern state of Mizoram that shares a border with Myanmar.
A large number of demonstrations against Myanmar’s military junta have taken place across the country since the February 1 coup. United Nations described as “the bloodiest day” when 38 people were killed in anti-coup protest on March 4.
The police who crossed to India are lower-ranking policemen and were unarmed during their visit. It is also expected that more people will come. According to the officials the policemen crossed to India due to fear of persecution for disobeying orders of the junta government. Indian authorities have arranged a temporarily house for their stay. The policemen didn’t want to take orders against the civil disobedience movement of Myanmar that were organised in order to protest against the junta government.The civil disobedience movement in Myanmar aims to reverse the coup and the release of elected leader Aung San SuuKyi.
Myanmar has shared accessible border with four of the North-eastern state of India; this is indication that more people in future can come to India by crossing border to seek asylum.