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Manipur border villages reiterate opposition to police outposts

“We have once again resolved to stand against the establishment of police stations and outposts in our villages,". say chiefs of border villages in

ByMoreh Correspondent

Updated 12 Dec 2022, 3:09 pm

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Chiefs of border villages in Tengnoupal districts, Manipur have reiterated opposition to the state government's proposed plans for establishment of police stations and police outposts in the border areas of the district. 

Another joint meeting held on Saturday regarding the matter resolved the joint stand against the establishment of the said stations and outposts, stated a joint release signed by Haolenphai village chief Lalkholun Haokip, T Bongmol village chief Hempao Touthang, Chonjang village chief Tiljathang Baite, Motha village chief WS Molun Anal, J Munnomjang village chief Lunkhosat Haokip, and Govajang village chief Ngamkholun kipgen.  

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“As stated earlier in our memorandum to the deputy Commissioner, we have once again resolved and hereby announce our joint resolute stand against the establishment of police stations and outposts in our villages as any lapses in the existing security arrangement of the area does not arise,” it stated. 

“We have full faith and confidence in the existing security forces. On the contrary, villagers have apprehension on the proposed deployment of State security forces,” it added. 

Even if the state government attempts to exert pressure on the chiefs, particularly through the tribal representatives in the state assembly to convince them, they will not back out against the stand not to allow establishment of Police Stations and outposts in the villages, it stated. 

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In case the ruling party refuses to consider the plea against the plan and go ahead with its programme, the villages chiefs will be compelled to oppose tooth and nail, it added.

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Moreh Correspondent

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