FMR remains suspended. PDF Tamu warns against unnecessary travelling along the Tamu-Khampat road
TFM Moreh Correspondent
The Free Movement Regime (FMR) along the Indo-Myanmar Border will remain suspended for another three months given the current law and order situation in Myanmar. The Manipur Government’s home department has issued an order extending the suspension of FRM.
The Manipur government temporarily suspended FMR along the Indo-Myanmar Border for a period of 60 days on September 15, 2022.
The Home department in its November 11 order said,” It is felt that the Free Movement Regime may lead to further increase in the number of illegal entry of Myanmar nationals into India in view of the current law and order situation in Myanmar.”
“Therefore, the FMR along Indo-Myanmar Border is hereby temporarily suspended for a period of 3 (three) months w.e.f. 15.11.2022 or till such time the IMB gates are formally opened by both sides for movement of people, whichever is earlier,” said the order issued by Deputy Secretary (Home) Peter Salam.
“District Magistrates concerned shall strictly enforce the order,” it added.
Meanwhile, anti-junta forces People’s Defense Force (PDF Tamu) has cautioned the general public to avoid unnecessary travelling along the Tamu-Khampat road for one week.
The Tamu-Khampat section of the Asian Highway in Myanmar runs along the Indian borderline (BP 76-72) and is frequented by Indian villagers residing along the borderline.
A statement on its official page, PDF Tamu, battalion 3 has alerted the public to take the route only in a medical emergency.
“Now, it is the time for our People’s Defense Army Battalion in Tamu District. As the situation between the forces and the terrorist military council is tense, skirmishes can occur at any time of the day or night. People are prohibited from traveling on the Tamu-Khampat-Kalay section of Asian Highway except for emergency health issues for one week from today 12/11/22 “, it stated.