South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

Thousands of refugees who fled Christian persecution in Burma’s Chin state are demanding legal protection in India and religious freedom back home.

Many of the Chins started coming to India after the failed students’ uprising of 1988.

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 that falls on Monday, they reiterated their demand for justice and respect.