Updated 23 Jun 2022, 9:04 am
The United Committee Manipur (UCM) on Tuesday condemned the state government for not fulfilling its demand on the India-Myanmar border pillar issue and held a protest at Kangla Western Gate. The UCM termed it unfortunate that the state government failed to pay interest in protecting the state's territory.
UCM president Joychandra Konthoujam told mediapersons that they had demanded Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Union Minister of State, External Affairs, RK Ranjan to bring an amicable solution to the ongoing India-Myanmar border pillar dispute before June 20.
The Tuesday protest organised by UCM was joined by many student organizations, civil voluntary organisations, and women folks.
The UCM warned of launching various forms of agitation if the government failed to materialise their demand. However, they didn’t get any positive response from the state government, the UCM president said. The committee will continue with a series of agitations from Tuesday onwards, he said.
Konthoujam said the area of the state has shrunk gradually and left with little, he said. To prevent further loss of land, the UCM has been urging the state government to settle the Indo-Myanmar border pillar issue.
Chief Minister Biren Singh had assured not to construct any border fencing until the dispute was settled. Besides this, RK Ranjan also assured to carry out verification of the ongoing dispute last October. But they failed to act on their assurances, he said.
During the recent border visit, UCM noticed that border fencing has been carried out successfully within the territorial land of the state. The state government should take immediate steps to deal with this issue, the UCM president said.
There are many people who can sacrifice their life for protection of unity, integrity and territory of the state, he stated while reiterating their stand that protest will continue in a more intensifying manner until the problem is addressed.
First published:22 Jun 2022, 3:49 am
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