In an effort to stop Rohingya Muslims from entering India from the neighbouring country, eight additional companies of Assam Rifles have been deployed along the Mizoram-Myanmar border. The security was tightened on the commands of the Centre, a senior police official said on Tuesday.
“Three companies of Assam Rifles included personnel from its battalion headquarters at Aizawl, Serchhip and Lunglei,” he said. The other five firms had personnel from Assam, Manipur and Nagaland, he added.
However, the official expressed suspicions that Rohingyas would enter Mizoram as it is too far from the border and the language, religion and culture of the Mizo people are different from that of theirs.
No Rohingya had entered the state till date, the official said. The Indian government is resolute to deport Rohingya refugees from India. Rohingyas have been fleeing from Myanmar to neighbouring nations in recent times after facing violence and persecution.