UCM demands to resolve disputed Indo-Myanmar border pillar issue; protest stage at Kangla gate

UCM demands to resolve disputed Indo-Myanmar border pillar issue; protest stage at Kangla gate

Written By: / Tuesday, 21 June 2022 17:26

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Imphal, June 21:

A sizable number of volunteers belonging to the United Committee Manipur (UCM) today staged a protest demonstration near the Southern Kangla gate here in Imphal against the inaction over the trespassing of Indian territories by the Myanmar government authority at the Manipur site.
“We have submitted a memorandum to both the Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh and the Union Minister of State (External Affairs) RK Ranjan Singh in connection with the disputed border pillars at which the Myanmar authority had shifted towards Indian Territory in Manipur site”, President of UCM, Joychandra told media persons.
He said that the members of the UCM had been assured by the Chief Minister and the MoS External Affairs RK Ranjan to put up the issue to the notice of the Union government so that the matter be solved at the earliest possible time. However, nothing has been taken up to solve the disputed Border Pillars at the Manipur site.
There is evidence of the Border pillars (from BP-79 to BP102) erected inside the Indian territories on the Myanmar side, Joychandra said. He added that at some point the Border Pillar is shifted 1 km. inside the Indian territories and while at some places the border pillars are erected inside the Indian territories within the range of 2 to 5 km.
The sizable number of UCM volunteers protesting near the Southern Kangla gate shouted slogans for the protection and preservation of the territorial boundary of Manipur. Banners that denounces the government's inaction on the encroaching of Manipur’s land by Myanmar authority were displayed during the protest.
“We are already upset to the handing over of Kabaw Valley by the India Government to Myanmar in exchange of Andaman and Nicobar Island, now we wouldn’t remain silent if more of the Manipur territories are given to Myanmar”, the UCM president told.
He warns of more serious agitation if the disputed border pillars are not solved at the earliest possible time before and appealed to stop the border fencing work until the disputed border pillars are resolved.
“This is the first protest and we the volunteers of the UCM will continue the protest in intensified manners if the government remains silent to the demand of the people.

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