(Dan Tri) – Myanmar police who crossed the border hope the Indian government will allow them asylum amid the escalating violence situation in the country.

Police disperse a protesting crowd in Yangon, Myanmar on February 27 (Photo: Reuters).

Several Myanmar police officers sought refuge in a village in India’s northeastern state of Mirozam, bordering Myanmar, after fleeing the country.

`I don’t want to go back to my country until all problems are resolved,` the Myanmar police officer told AP.

Another border crossing officer said that the army had ordered them to suppress protesters and that police were always dispatched to the front lines whenever there were protests.

`We have no other choice but to leave the country,` the Myanmar police officer said.

Many refugees from Myanmar found their way to India after the coup occurred.

A wave of protests has broken out strongly in Myanmar since the coup on February 1.

The federal government of India and the state of Mizoram are still at odds over how to handle border crossers from Myanmar.

Congressman K. Vanlalvena from Mirozam state, northeastern India, said on March 19 that more than 1,000 people have tried to flee the violent situation in Myanmar and crossed the border to Mirozam since the end of February.

The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs recently asked four states bordering Myanmar, including Mizoram, to take measures to prevent refugees from Myanmar from entering India, except for humanitarian reasons.

India’s Home Ministry said states cannot grant refugee status to any person from Myanmar, as India is not party to the United Nations’ 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol.

On March 18, Prime Minister of Mizoram Zoramthanga sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, affirming that India `cannot ignore` the ongoing humanitarian crisis in this state.

In a letter to Prime Minister Modi, Mr. Zoramthanga said the people of Mizoram state are ethnically related to the Chin ethnic refugees in Myanmar and `cannot be indifferent to their suffering`.

Earlier this month, Myanmar asked India to expel police officers who crossed the border.