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Authorities fail to deport 219 Myanmar refugees

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AIZAWL, June 25 - The Mizoram Government and the Assam Rifles authorities today failed to deport 219 Myanmar refugees from Lawngtlai district to the neighbouring country, Home Department officials said.

The officials said the refugees staying at Hmawngbuchhuah village were proposed to be deported on Tuesday, but reports from the Ministry of External Affairs said that the Myanmar authorities failed to send people to persuade the refugees to return to their country.

Earlier, an attempt made to deport the refugees in the presence of the Lawngtlai district administration, police, Assam Rifles and an NGO failed on June 15 due to �inclement weather� and �humanitarian� reasons, the officials said. � PTI

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Authorities fail to deport 219 Myanmar refugees

AIZAWL, June 25 - The Mizoram Government and the Assam Rifles authorities today failed to deport 219 Myanmar refugees from Lawngtlai district to the neighbouring country, Home Department officials said.

The officials said the refugees staying at Hmawngbuchhuah village were proposed to be deported on Tuesday, but reports from the Ministry of External Affairs said that the Myanmar authorities failed to send people to persuade the refugees to return to their country.

Earlier, an attempt made to deport the refugees in the presence of the Lawngtlai district administration, police, Assam Rifles and an NGO failed on June 15 due to �inclement weather� and �humanitarian� reasons, the officials said. � PTI