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KSO urges to release 4 Indian citizen by Myanmarese Army

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KSO has urged the concern authority to help the released of 4 Indian citizen ho were arrested by Myanmarese Authority on Novemebr 19. In a press statement the organisation said that they were arrested near Vaivet village in Myanmar. The four person reportedly went to collect  fire-wood that belong to a Myanmarese village chief who hired the vehicle.
The 4 arrested Indian citizens are identified as Thangliankhup of New Lamka, Khaisianmang of Changlian, Pausonlian of Chongchin and Khaizakham of New Lamka. KSO statement said that they were requested by the Myanmarese chief to help him haul fire-wood as the chief had trouble finding local trucks for his use. The village chief also assured them of safety and security.
When the 4 persons were arrested the chief tried to negotiate their freedom but he was also arrested on his arrival at the spot. All their belongings including cell phones, wallet, driving license and whatever cash they have were confiscated by the Myanmar Army.
The 4 persons including the truck owner have been plying in area around Behiang transporting household commodities like rice, tin-sheets and cements in the Indian side of the border for the past 3 years to earn their livelihood.
KSO said that the arrested persons are just innocent truckers who are not connected in any way to smuggling or illegal trading. The fire-wood hauled by them were not meant for sale, they were just providing help out of courtesy to the Myanmarese chief who is well known to them.
Lately it has been reported that the 4 persons who did not possess passports at the time of their arrest were handed over to the Myanmar Police of Tonzang township and held under the country’s Foreigners Act.
The plight of the 4 unfortunate men went unreported in local newspapers . Their poor families at home are now running from pillar to post to get them back. Whether they would succeed depends on the intervention of the Indian Government authorities for which the KSO appeals the authority concern to immediately act so that those unfortunate persons can re unite with their families KSO statement added.

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