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IPSA to introduce Manipur Socio Economic Security Policy to prevent threats on highways

Terming the ongoing bandh imposed by the Southern Angami Public Organisation (SAPO) “illegal and illogical”, IPSA vice-president Khuraijam Athouba told mediapersons in Imphal West that the bandh has caused great trouble to the people of Manipur.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 30 Mar 2022, 1:05 pm

(File Photo: IFP)
(File Photo: IFP)

 

With the aim to prevent various threats on the road to Manipur, along the two national highways passing through the state, the International Peace and Social Advancement (IPSA) on Wednesday announced to introduce a “Manipur Socio Economic Security Policy” based on the geopolitical situation of the state by consulting with stakeholders in Manipur.

Terming the ongoing bandh imposed by the Southern Angami Public Organisation (SAPO) “illegal and illogical”, IPSA vice-president Khuraijam Athouba told mediapersons in Imphal West that the bandh has caused great trouble to the people of Manipur.

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Frequent bandh and blockade has troubled the common people in the state since the past decades, he said, adding that an organisation from neighbouring states can easily cut-off any sort of supplies to the state and give a threat to the socio-economic condition of the state.

Unless the state introduces a specific policy for socio-economic security, the people of Manipur will continue to suffer from such bandhs, he added.

Welcoming any valuable suggestions, ideas and inputs from any groups and individuals in initiating the “Manipur Socio Economic Security Policy”, he said all possible steps will be taken up to let the state and the Centre introduce the policy which will be initiated by IPSA.

The IPSA vice president said the SAPO demand is “inhuman, illogical and illegal” as it is very clear that the structures of the Manipur armed police force is built within the territorial boundary of Manipur, relying on the Toposheets of the Survey of India, 2011 report.

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Concerning the tagging of Kojiri Forest Area of Mao in Dzukou valley as Kejol Tsa Forest Reserve under Nagaland in the Google Earth by people who are suspected to be members of SAPO, he drew the attention of the state authority to lodge a formal complaint to the authorities concerned to remove such controversial tag.

He explained that Kojiri Forest Area which is tagged as Kejoltsa Forest Reserved is located 2.35 kilometers inside the border of Manipur territory.

IPSA also appealed to the state government to take up a suo-motu case on the ongoing bandh imposed by the SAPO and initiate FIR against all official members of SAPO.

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First published:30 Mar 2022, 1:01 pm

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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