Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba on Wednesday raised in Parliament the India-Myanmar border issue and appealed to the Central government to address the matter at the earliest.
The MP said border pillar dispute came up during the fencing of the border between India (Manipur sector) and Myanmar. To look into the matter, Home Ministry officials visited Imphal while Chief Minister N Biren Singh requested Union Home Minister Amit Shah to resurvey the border pillar.
Due to the border dispute, locals of the border area have been boycotting the border fencing work as some of the border pillars are found shifting towards the Manipur sector boundary, he added.
The disputed border pillars are pillar number 64 to 68, pillar number 75 to 79, border pillar number 88 to 95 and old border pillar 80 to 82, he informed.
Since the British period, the boundary issue between India (Manipur sector) and Myanmar remains unsolved. To resolve the matter, Boundary Agreement of Rangoon, 1967 was signed. However, the matter has remained unresolved, the MP said.