Shiv Sena Manipur State Unit on Thursday welcomed the Central government’s initiative to complete 1,643 km long border fencing work and scrapping of Free Movement Regime (FMR).
State president of Shiv Sena Manipur State Unit M Tombi told the media at its state party office located at Babupara that the party has submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister on Monday.
The memorandum included completion of a proper fencing along the entire 398 km long international border between Manipur (India) and Myanmar.
It also includes the establishment, deployment of National Highway protection forces on the NH-37 and NH 102, and the withdrawal of SoO with Kuki militants in Manipur.
It further demanded to amend Manipur Land Law (MLR Act) 1960; have uniform land law in the state of Manipur and rehabilitate the displaced families back to their original places with securities protection.
The memorandum was submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Union Home Minister Amit Shah; Union tribal minister Arjun Munda national president, BJP, JP Nadda through Lok Sabha MP Rahul Shewale.
He said the Central government has declared 17 underground outfits as unlawful organisations including 7 valley based underground groups in Manipur.
It is an open secret that many of the Kuki militants under SoO agreement are collecting a huge amount of illegal taxes along the national highways of Manipur. “But why is the Central government not declaring those underground outfits as unlawful organisations?” he questioned.
“Shiv Sena strongly condemned such types of double stranded activities of the Central government,” he added.
He said 90 per cent of Manipur is in the hills and remaining areas are in the valley. A uniform land law is required in Manipur. He further said violence will not bring solutions but a political solution is needed.
Tombi said the SoO agreement with Kuki militants and the Central government will expire on February 29. If the SoO agreement is extended, then the people of Manipur will consider that the Central government wants to continue the ongoing violence, he mentioned. He further appealed to the Central government to abrogate the SoO agreement with Kuki militants to bring an end to the ongoing violence in Manipur.