In a recent development, the Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) on Monday declared its intent to push back the current army barricade situated at Phougakchao Ikhai in Bishnupur district to Torbung Wangma.
The operation is scheduled for September 6, with COCOMI and the local community uniting to carry out the relocation.
COCOMI media coordinator Somorendro Thokchom revealed this decision during a press conference held at their office in Imphal. He informed that an ultimatum had been issued, setting August 30 as the deadline for the army barricade to be moved from Phougakchao Ikhai to Torbung Wangma.
As the authority sought a few days for shifting the barricade, COCOMI has been waiting patiently, he said, adding, the step to push back the barricade was taken as the authority failed to convert it into action.
The media coordinator further placed responsibility for any potential repercussions squarely on the state and Central governments. He also urged the people of the state to actively support this initiative, emphasising the importance of public solidarity in the effort to relocate the army barricade.