A team of Central and state officials, locals and a village chief on Friday inspected the sites of the existing border pillars along Moreh-Kwatha Khunou section of India-Myanmar border in Tengnoupal district, Manipur on Friday.
The team included deputy secretary MHA Rahul Malik; surveyor from Shillong Himansu; state joint secretary Home Rehazuddin; state deputy secretary Home Peter Salam; state deputy secretary Home Veto; BRTF officials and Assam Rifles.
Locals and a village chief accompanied the team while visiting the border pillars 79 to 81.
The team inspected the sites of border pillars 79 Moreh Muslim Ngaar, border pillars 80 Govajang and border pillars 81 Kwatha Khunou/L Molphei. The outcome of the inspection is yet to be known.
The construction of border fencing between BP-80 Govajang and BP-79 Moreh Muslim Nagar were completed years ago.
However, construction of Border fencing between BP 79 to 76 Haolenphai remained suspended since then after the Myanmar government raised objections against the construction of border fencing, claiming that its territory had been encroached.
Recently, the BRTF had started the construction of border fencing between BP-80 Govajang and BP-81 Kwatha Khunou and L Molphei areas. However, CSOs led by UCM protested against the fencing work in the said areas. The valley-based CSOs urged the government to halt fencing work in the “disputed area.” It appealed to the government to resolve the issue first before resuming the fencing work.
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