AR facilitates return of 212 displaced Meiteis

Over 400 individuals have been repatriated from Myanmar since the onset of the ethnic clashes in Manipur, according to the IGAR(S).

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 20 Aug 2023, 2:04 am

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Over 200 people belonging to the Meitei community who fled Moreh town to Myanmar following the outbreak of the clash on May 3 have finally returned home.

CM Biren has expressed gratitude to the India Army for successfully facilitating the return of the citizens.

In a commendable demonstration of humanitarian commitment, the repatriation of 212 individuals, which included 86 males, 89 females and 37 children, has been achieved following their unfortunate displacement during ethnic violence on the night of 03 May 2023, the IGAR(S) said in a press release.


The dedicated efforts of Assam Rifles played a pivotal role in their rescue and rehabilitation, the release added.

Effective communication and assurance of security paved the way for a meticulously planned and executed operation, transporting them from Tamu to Moreh in an Assam Rifles Relief Camp, the IGAR(S) said.

This achievement marks a significant milestone, with over 400 individuals repatriated from Myanmar since the onset of the ethnic clashes, it added.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister N Biren Singh has expressed gratitude to the India Army for their effort in successfully facilitating the return of the citizens to their home.


Relief and gratitude as 212 fellow Indian citizens (all Meiteis) who sought safety across the Myanmar border post the May 3rd unrest in Moreh town of Manipur, are now safely back on Indian soil, the CM tweeted.

“A big shout-out to the Indian Army for their dedication in bringing them home. Sincere gratitude to GOC Eastern Command, Lt Gen. RP Kalita, GOC 3 Corp, Lt Gen. HS Sahi and CO of 5 AR, Col. Rahul Jain for their unwavering service,” (sic) he added.



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IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur


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