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Chin in India call for rights and justice

Correspondent Murali Krishnan speaks to Burmese Chin refugees in India, for ABC Radio Australia.

Chin in India call for rights and justice
An image of Chin villagers, on Flickr

August 9, 2011

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Thousands of refugees who fled Christian persecution in Burma's Chin state are demanding legal protection in India and religious freedom back home. (Murali Krishnan, ABC Radio Australia) According to the UNHCR, there are more than 80,000 Burmese refugees living in India, a majority of Chin ethnicity. And on the 23rd anniversary of Burma's nation-wide uprising for democracy, they reiterated their demand for justice and respect. FULL STORY AND AUDIO Burmese refugees in India seek legal protection (ABC) Listen in Windows Media (ABC) RELATED STORY Burma: CSW Renews Call For Inquiry Into Crimes Against Humanity On 23rd Anniversary Of 1988 Massacre (Asian Tribune.com) PHOTO CREDIT CortoMaltese_1999 on Flickr CC BY 2.0
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