Imphal, April 1
Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) while appreciating the Manipur Government to its planning to set up new 200 bed quarantine facility centre within 10-15 days as part of immediate measures to tackle the outbreak of Coivid19 in the state of Manipur suggested to change the location at Koirangei Airfield instead of Langthabal Phumlou Loukol. A statement by the Forum said that the government should relook on the pros and con of utilizing the Paddy Filed of Langthabal Phumlou Loukol as it will have a serious threat on Right to Food and Food Sovereignty of the farmers and people at large who are dependent on the said filed for their livelihood.
“Proposed area for construction of Quarantine Centre at Langthabal Phumlou Loukol is not a wise step of long term approach and would lead to violation of “Manipur State Conservation of Paddy and Wetland Act, 2014”, a statement signed by the President of the Forum Kh. Phajaton said.
It added that for alternative solution the Government should built the Quarantine Centre at Koirengei Airfield which is left unused by not allowing a single person to entre for the last many years. Koirengei Airfield is the best alternative location and will not snatch the livelihood of the people dependent on the Langthabal Phumlou Loukol.