Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday said the state government is monitoring security round the clock for the safety of Mao people. To avoid frequent disturbance of Mao people while going to Dimapur, the state government has launched an MST bus service from Mao to Dimapur via Peren, CM Biren said.
He was informing the House while responding to the calling attention motion raised by opposition MLA K Ranjit Singh during the ongoing third session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly.
The opposition MLA raised the calling attention motion seeking information from the chief minister of Manipur through the assembly floor on the present status of the government on the reported ban on entry of Mao villagers to Nagaland by Southern Angami Public Organisation (SAPO).
Responding to the calling attention motion, the chief minister, who is also leader of the House, informed that the people of Mao have been suffering for a long time as the only way to reach Dimapur is to pass through the jurisdiction of SAPO.
Earlier, even trekkers were detained by SAPO while entering Dzuko valley for not informing the organisation, the CM said.
CM Biren said Manipur and Nagaland are neighbouring states and the Manipur government does not want to create issues between the two. Due to this reason, the government has launched the Mao to Dimapur MST bus service via Peren. With the bus service the people of Mao will not pass through the jurisdiction of SAPO, he added.
Regarding the land dispute of Dzuko valley, the state government will not compromise on the state boundary as the boundary is already in the state boundary map, said CM.
He said the state government will provide full security for the safety of the Mao people.