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New Village committee of Indo-Mayanmar border bans border fencing related works

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Imphal, April 22: Chiefs of Villages along the Indo-Myanmar Border of Chandel and Ukhrul district in India has form a committee today and called on the concern government authorities of both the Countries to halt all works related with the border fencing with immediate effect.
The newly form committee is name Chandel-Urkhul Indo-Myanmar Border Land Protection Committee and is comprises of village chiefs from villages at the border as well as member of Information Center for Hill Area, Manipur (ICHAM). ,br> D.Solomon, Kaphungyee Asari and K Iboyaima were elected as Convenor, Co convenor and general secretary of the newly form committee respectively.
Speaking to the media persons, president of the ICHAM, Nongthongbam Rajendra said that ICHAM had highlighted about the intrusion of Indian territory at Manipur by Myanmarese authority at the ongoing border fencing work back in 2013 after the representative had inspected the area.
Following peoples’ agitation the government of Manipur had sent delegates of all political party to take stock of the situation. However, as the state government had not taken up any effective measure to safeguard the territory of the state, ICHAM having left with no other choice had called a total banned to the construction of the border fencing. He further said the December 22 of 2015, a team of central government arrived and conducted survey for the border fencing from Kotha Khunou to Choro however they were prevented by the villagers. He further added ICHAM and a team of media had produced document and evidences of Manipur’s traditional border pillar and submitted to the state government.
Rajendro further termed the government as irresponsible as the Chief Minister had stated that his government had no knowledge of the border survey work. It was on record that the matter of survey work was inform to the chief secretary of Manipur November 1, 2015 and following that the CS informed to the respective DC, SDO and ADC . ICHAM had submitted all the related documents to the government for immediate intervention. As the dateline for state government response to the demand of ICHAM had over yesterday the center along with 43 villages of the border area today form a committee and decided to undergo a complete banned to any related works with the construction of the border fencing.

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