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630, Pocket (B), L.I.G Hastsal, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi-110059, India.
Statement by Committee for Arakanese Refugees Relief and Welfare
Due to levying heavy taxes, forced labor and porterage; tortures, killings
and various human rights violations conduded by Burmese army along the
Indo-Arakan border, since 1993-94, hundreds of Arakanese refugees have
been fleeing into Parava area of Chhimtuipui District in southen Mizoram
state of India from their native land Platwa township of northen Arakan
hill tracts of present Burma. Currently the number comes up to over two
thousands. But those Arakanese refugees were totally neglected and they
have been passing theit extremely survival life for years among the remote
hilly area of Mizoram without any help. Due to lack of food and medicines,
in Parava camp alone, over twenty people died during this short period.
In August 1995, Committee for Arakanese Refugees Relief and
Welfare(C.A.R.R.w) was organized among all Arakanese political activists
from Delhi Delhi and border area with a single nobel aim in order to
assist tose helpless refugees. On behalf of those Arakanese refugees from
border area, the C.A.R.R>W., since its very beginning, have already made
earnest appeals to the central govt. of India and state govt. of Mizoram
as well as to U.N.H.C.R., international and India Red Cross for helps to
meet urgent needs of those refugees.
Present Executive Committee members of C.A.R.R.W. are as follow:
Patrons:        1. Ven. U Rakkhawantha (Monk-In-Charge) World Peace
Buddhist Temple, India.
                2. U Tha Noe (MP & Minister for Social Welfare, NCGUB)
                3. Dr. Mae Shin (Arakanese Political Exile)
President:          U Pru (Arakanese Political Exile)
Gen. Secretary:   U Sanda wara [In-Charge, A.B.Y.M.U. (Arakan), India
Treasurer:          U Kyaw Thein Mg (In-Charge, Arakan League for
Democracy, India Office)
Border Area          Ko Rannaine (Refuge Camp Representative)
News & Info.         Ko Pre Aye (A.A.S.Y.C.)
Head Office          Ko Kyaw Mra
Health & Edu.        Ko Soe Win
C.A.R.R.W., again, earnestly requests all concerned and interested
quarters and personages to extend their sympathetic assistance to those
helpless Arakanese refugees in time.
Executive Committee
New Delhi, India.
Dated: 13-12-97