Security has been beefed up and patrolling by the Assam Rifles intensified along the Mizoram- Rakhine (Myanmar) border in the state's Lawngtlai district, in view of the possibility of Rohingya Muslim refugees attempting to enter the state.
A senior home department official said today that several meetings were held by the Mizoram police, paramilitary forces and intelligence agencies of both the central and state governments to review the security situation along the Myanmar border.
"Not a single Rohingya Muslim has so far entered Mizoram," he added.
Mizoram shares a 404 km international border with Myanmar and a 318 km border with Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, around 170 refugees – mainly Christians – from Rakhine in Myanmar, who entered Mizoram recently, had remained in the villages in the southern parts of the state, the official said. PTI
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