外文标题：Woman seeks PM’s help to meet parents in China
GUWAHATI: A Chinese origin woman in Assam has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's help in meeting her parents in China.
Lyong Linchi alias Pramila Das of Tinsukia district was separated from her parents during the China-India war in 1962. She was six then and her father, Lyong Kokhoi, worked as a carpenter at Tinsukia's Rangagara tea estate.
1962年中印战争期间，丁苏吉亚县的Lyong Linchi（别名Pramila Das）与她父母分离。当时她只有6岁，父亲Lyong Kokhoi在丁苏吉亚县一家茶园当木工。
Police had detained her parents, along with hundreds of people of Chinese origin, during the war and taken them to Deoli internment camp in Rajasthan before they were deported to China and other parts of the world.
"I was separated from my family at an early age. I know my parents are old and ailing and I am longing to meet them soon," Das told TOI.
Das is among several hundred Chinese-origin people living in Assam. The East India Company had brought many people from China to work at tea estates.
Das said she was at her grandparents' house when she came to know about deportation of her parents by train. "We rushed to the station, but the train had left," she said.
Das received a letter from her parents around 15 years ago. "Our parents kept writing letters, but we received the first one nearly 30 years after being separated. We have been in touch over the phone for the last 10 years,'' said Das.
"My parents are longing to see me, but without the government's help, I cannot go there.''
She added she has written to Union home minister Rajnath Singh to help her meet her parents in China.
Award-winning author Rita Chowdhury, who has written 'Makam' highlighting plight of this community, said most Chinese who came to Assam married local woman and settled here.
"As time passed, a large Assamese-Chinese community was formed. Around 1,500 people of Chinese origin are still living in Assam. Most never went back to China. They speak Assamese."
She appealed to the government to reach out to people like Das.
She can visit them.