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1,500 kids of IDPs from Manipir enrolled in Mizoram schools

Aizawl: Over 1,500 internally displaced children of Manipur, taking shelter in Mizoram have been admitted in different schools across Mizoram, a senior state school education department official said on Wednesday.

The official said that there are over 1,500 students amongst the 12,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) of Manipur in the state and most of them have been admitted in both government and private schools.

“All those admitted in the government schools are provided free education, including free midday meals,” he said, adding that those who do not have educational documents are also admitted in view of the fact that many of them lost their documents in the arson.

Reports from Manipur said that over 7,000 houses have so far been burned in Kuki-Zo inhabited hill tribal areas since the violence began on May 3.

Meanwhile, central committee of the Young Mizo Association (YMA) has decided to give humanitarian assistance and relief worth Rs. 17.85 lakh to the IDPs of Manipur and refugees from Bangladesh taking shelter in the state.

While Rs. 2.5 lakh is earmarked for providing relief to around 1,000 refugees from Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts taking shelter in south Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district through Tuichawng Group YMA, the rest is to be distributed to different districts where IDPs from Manipur are taking refuge. 

There are 12,280 IDPs of Manipur taking shelter in the state as of 5 PM on Wednesday, state home department officials said.

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