MPCC to take stock of the Border pillar issue
Imphal, June 29,
Congress delegation presently camping at New Delhi after appraising their stands over the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 and also regarding the stand of the congress party to protect the territorial integrity of the state while finding a lasting solution to the Frame Work Agreement to the Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee of the Bill and the Union Minister, is waiting for appointment of the Union HRD Ministry to apprise him about prolonged impasse at Manipur University.
During the meeting with the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh the Congress delegates drew his attention regarding the reinstating of border pillar no. 81 , 3 kilometer inside the territory of India in Manipur’s Chandel district. Talking over phone spokesperson of MPCC Hareshwar Goshwami said that while meeting with the AICC former President Sonia Gandhi all matters which have been haunting the people of the state has been brought to her notice and the former AICC president assured to take up the matter after consulting with the party leadership.
Regarding the controversial Border Pillar issue the congress party said that it will not let the issue go out of hand. He said some of the Congress delegation will be coming back to Imphal to take stock of the situation and some will continue to stay at the National Capital to meet with various other leaders at the center.
Earlier , MPCC Spokesperson Kh. Joykishan while talking over phone to this reporter had stated that a high power committee of the MPCC will be formed and the Border Pillar issue will be looked into to ensure that not a single inche of Manipur’s territory is lost.
The State congress while submitting memorandum to the Union Home Minister had categorically stated that Manipur was merged to the Indian Union in October 15, 1949 and two international treaties recognised the sovereignty and boundary of the kingdom of Manipur.
It said the Verelst Treaty of 1762 nsigned between Haridas Gossain on behalf of King Jai Singh of Manipur and the East India Company represented by Verelst and the Treaty of Yandaboo of 1826signed between the Kinf of Burma (Represented by Maha Min Hla Kyaw Htin, Governor of Leganig and the King of England represented by genral Sir Archibald Cambell.