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MP Lalrossanga raises concern over refugee crisis to External Affairs Minister

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that he shared the MP’s concerns over the refugee situation and assured him that the matter will be dealt with cautiously and in a conducive manner.

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Aizawl: Lok Sabha MP from Mizoram, C Lalrosanga met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Parliament House Tuesday and voiced serious concerns for the shelter and well-being of refugees coming to Mizoram, following the political turmoil in neighbouring Myanmar. A large section of the spill-over to Mizoram shared the same ethnic ancestry and community as the Mizos and hence, the MP said that ensuring their safety and welfare was a priority. He also expressed his gratitude for the asylum the Indian Government has afforded to Myanmarese refugees for the past 25 years or so under the aegis of the United Nations, which has been of great solace to them. 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that he shared the MP’s concerns over the refugee situation and assured him that the matter will be dealt with cautiously and in a conducive manner.

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Earlier in the day, C Lalrosanga also attended the reception for Inter-Parliamentary Union President Duarte Pacheko at the Parliament House. In the reception, which was attended by both Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, the IPU President lauded India’s leadership and continued support towards establishing and upholding democracy.

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