As per the Indian Ministry of External Affairs officials, around 60 Indians were tricked by an international racket and illegally transferred into Myanmar, by offering them jobs in Thailand.
It was noticed that Indian laborers were being aided in entering Myanmar “illegally” and without sufficient papers, resulting in their “entrapment.”
Myanmar is one of India’s crucial neighbours and shares a 1,640-kms border with many northeastern states, including Nagaland and Manipur.
According to sources, the ring in Myanmar’s Myawaddy region was allegedly exploiting Indian citizens by bringing them illegally into Myanmar.
Myawaddy is a town in southeastern Myanmar. It is not completely under the government’s control.
Ethnic armed gangs are in control, and they are keeping Indians and other foreign citizens hostage.
Ministry Of External Affairs sources said that the embassy has been working closely with the Government of Myanmar for their rescue.
According to sources, the Embassy has rescued around 30 Indians who were trapped in the Myawaddy area and is working hard to bring the rest out ASAP.
As per the MEA officials, they are collaborating closely with the Myanmar administration on their rescue.
Given that the region is not totally under the jurisdiction of the local government, there are additional resources to rescue Indians via several contacts in the business community.
After this news surfaced, the Indian Embassy in Myanmar’s Yangon issued an advisory in which it stated, “The Mission has recently observed that some lT companies are engaged in digital scamming/forge crypto activities located in remote eastern border areas of Myanmar and are recruiting Indian workers from several places via their recruiting agents under the guise of potential job offers in IT sector.”
In light of the foregoing, Indians are hereby cautioned to verify the antecedents of the recruiting agents if they get any employment opportunity in Myanmar or Thailand.
It is advisable to have all of the necessary information like
- Job description
- company details
- employment contract etc, before accepting any job that has been offered.
Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana informed the assembly earlier this month, that a total of 30,401 people from Myanmar had crossed the international border, and sought refuge in the northeastern state since the military of Myanmar deposed Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government there in February last year.
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