Opposition MLAs inspect border at Chandel

IMPHAL, September 7 : A six-member team of Manipur Opposition today visited border villages along the Indo-Myanmar border to make an assessment of the international line in Chandel district, neighbouring Myanmar.

The MLA team led by Opposition leader Dr I Ibohalbi arrived in Moreh town in Chandel just before midday.

From there they went to Holenphai, Govajang and other border villages to oversee them. The opposition has claimed that huge portion of Manipur's border land areas have been ceded to Myanmar in the border fence construction.

Sources said the team is likely to submit a report on the visit to the centre soon and put pressure for addressing the issue.

The opposition team led by Dr Ibohalbi included MLAs Th Biswajit, M Kunjo, Th Shyamkumar, O Lukhoi and K Sharat. The Indo-Myanmar Border Fencing Committee headed by Principal Secretary (Home) Dr J Suresh Babu had earlier made a spot assessment of the international border fencing in Manipur’s Chandel district on August 26 last.

During the visit the Committee inspected Holenphai and Govajang villages, and Tamil Sangam area located between Moreh Gate No 1 and 2 which have been apparently affected by the Indo-Myanmar Border Fencing.

However, the Principal Secretary (Home) during the trip had claimed that the current Indo-Myanmar Border Fencing was just a "security barrier."

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