Following the reports of injured Myanmar nationals being treated at the Churachandpur district hospital that has raised concerns amid the ongoing conflict in the state, security forces stated that the involvement of these foreign nationals in the ongoing Manipur violence was fake.
"Numerous posts of a 'purported leaked document' of casualties of Myanmar nationals being treated in India are being spread. It mentioned that a total of 16 people (including 08 Indian nationals who were essentially the drivers or passengers, one Myanmarese translator and sevenMyanmarese injured civilians, reportedly from violence in their own country) were intercepted by Assam Rifles on June 15, 16 and 21, 2023 atn Yangoubung, Chandel district," Aabha KS, Lieutenant Colonel, Staff Officer (Public Relations & Media), IGAR(S) said in clarification mailed to the media.
In accordance with existing standard operating procedures, the case was informed to the district police for further follow up thereafter, Aabha KS added.
Narrative of these foreign nationals' involvement in ongoing Manipur violence is fake and is being initiated, yet again, for vested interests by inimical elements, the IGAR(S) said, appealing all to refer to official handles only for genuine information on Manipur.