Indian authorities are keeping close watch on pro-democracy fighters who fled Myanmar to join around 16,000 refugees, to ensure they do not start training camps in Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland.
Fighting between ruling military junta and rebels fighting against the coup has left those stuck in Mindat facing a grim struggle for basic supplies including medicines, fuel and even water after government forces cut off town’s supply.
Despite international pressure, the junta continues to hold power and has not given ground to protestors.
Military shells positions held by newly formed Chinland Defence Forces, which has led fighting in Mindat town in northwestern Chin State.
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the coup on February 1, with protests almost daily against military rule across the country and ethnic militias stepping up attacks, overrunning military posts.
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