The research has been done through volunteer service, hope with the result to promote the assistance for Chin refugees in Mizoram state of India. The work had started from mid-November 1999 and it lasted till the end of March 2000. Due to several difficulties, the work took one month more than the expected duration. The researcher did field study in Mizoram state through personal meetings with the state officials, local people and the refugees themselves. The report is based on both primary and secondary information. This research is not meant for profit, but the aim is to make pioneer information available about the Chin refugees in Mizoram state, by bringing out the hidden truth about the Chin people’s exiled lives which is worth international intervention and global concern.
For further intervention, the facts stated in the report can be verified or elaborated through the researcher or any other concerned person. But it cannot be misused for purposes other than the aim and object of the report. It contains the common issues of the Chin people in their present situation in Mizoram state of India.
The research office was set up at Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram. The researcher covered the surrounding villages and the border areas such as Tio River near Champhai. He also met several refugees from almost all places of Mizoram, such as Lunglei, Saiha, Lawngtlai, etc. For the sake of the security of the refugees, certain facts have not been divulged in this brief report. The report can be made available to any human rights organization, socio-humanitarian organisation and any individual or group who would like to contribute towards the ignored, neglected and isolated Chin refugees in Mizoram state of India.
Lastly, I would like to say thanks to Thomas and Elizabeth Bracketts and Burmese relief Centre (BRC) for funding this project without which this research work could not be done.