Aizawl, Feb 9: With military taking over power again in Myanmar, Mizoram that shares 404-km porous border with the neighbouring country, is facing imminent crisis of refugees’ influx.

A notification issued by deputy commissioner of Champhai district in Mizoram that borders Myanmar today instructed all villages within the district to report to the district administration if Myanmarese refugees enter their respective villages.

Mizoram is already home to a large number of Chin community in Myanmar who had fled the military junta since the late 1980s.

Most walked through dense forests and crossed rivers to settle in Aizawl, as well as the border areas of Saiha and Lawngtlai.

With the military again taking up the political reins of Myanmar, both Chins and Mizos fear that more people will enter the state from Chin State and Sagaing Region of the country in the next few months.

As the Mizos and the Chins share ethnic ancestry and are Christians, the Chin refugees easily mingled into the Mizo society.

Many have returned to Myanmar after democracy was restored, but there are about 3,000 Chin people who are still settling in Aizawl alone.