All refugees returned to Kyrgyzstan after unrest: Official
Bishkek: All of the around 75,000 Kyrgyz refugees who fled to Uzbekistan following this month`s deadly inter-ethnic violence have returned to their homeland, Kyrgyz authorities said on Saturday.
"All the (Kyrgyz) refugee camps in Uzbekistan have now been closed," the deputy director of Kyrgyzstan`s frontier police, Cholponbek Turusbekov, told journalists.
He said that 75,380 refugees had returned to Kyrgyzstan. Around 380 others are still in Uzbekistan because they have been hospitalised there, Turusbekov said.
Deadly clashes between the majority Kyrgyz and minority Uzbek populations forced hundreds of thousands from their homes earlier this month and prompted the imposition of a round-the-clock curfew in the region.
In total, around 400,000 people fled their homes southern Kyrgyzstan, with many seeking refuge in Uzbekistan.
Around 2,000 people were killed in the clashes, Kyrgyz authorities said, with many observers fearing that a referendum on a new Constitution set for Sunday could herald a return to bloodshed.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Delhi: Taxi driver dies as BMW rams into car near IIT
- Train accident in Andhra Pradesh leaves many people dead
- UP Assembly Elections: Akhilesh Yadav releases party's manifesto
- DNA: Analyzing the harmful effects of selfies
- UP elections: Rajnath Singh's Son, Rita Bahuguna Joshi in BJP second list of candidates
- LIVE: Jallikattu Bill passed in Tamil Nadu Assembly; didn't use force on crowd, says Chennai Police Commissioner
- Naresh Agrawal breaks silence on leaving Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party and joining BJP
- India vs England, 3rd ODI: MS Dhoni felicitated at Eden Gardens — VIDEOS INSIDE
- International Space Station – When, where and how to spot ISS
- Karnataka: Baby with four legs, two male sex organs born in Raichur