Imphal: As many as 128 stranded Indian citizens in Myanmar were successfully repatriated through the border town of Moreh in Manipur on Wednesday, said sources.
As per reports, the repatriation was carried out after the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) held talks with their counterpart in Myanmar.
The stranded citizens, as per sources, were mostly labourers who had gone to the neighbouring country for engaging in construction work undertaken by India. A number of infrastructure projects, including 69 bridges and roads, are being constructed in Myanmar as part of a trilateral highway.
At least 66 stranded people who were repatriated from Myanmar will remain at various community quarantine centres in the international border town of Moreh. The remaining 62 labourers, who are mostly from the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Punjab and West Bengal, will leave for their respective states from Moreh on Thursday.
The medical team posted at Moreh COVID-19 Care Center examined the the repatriated persons at the Integrated Check-Post (ICP) in Moreh and verification of the details was done by the immigration team, as per reports.
Earlier in July, around 21 Nepalese women, including one mentally-ill patient, who were suspected to be victims of human trafficking, were repatriated to Nepal by the Manipur government. This was the second such repatriation mission carried out from the state to Nepal.