As the first Silchar-Sylhet festival was taking place in Barak Valley, Assam, celebrating close ties between India and Bangladesh on December 2, 2022, Muana* and 14 other people were fleeing Bangladesh for India, fearing for their lives. Their destination? Same as those fleeing from the brutal military coup in Myanmar. 


The state has been a haven for over 40,000 refugees from Myanmar. More refugees arrived in the past week, but this time, it was from a different side of the border. Armed conflicts between Bangladesh Anti-Terrorism Unit, Rapid Action Battalion and ethnic insurgents Kuki-Chin......

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