United Committee Manipur (UCM) will not remain a silent spectator if the matter is not taken up seriously, said UCM team
By SP Singh, TFM Moreh Correspondent
United Committee Manipur (UCM) team led by its president Joychandra Konthoujam and general secretary Deva Ngangom on Wednesday visited areas along the Indo-Myanmar international border to assess the ground situation prevailing there. The team was joined by Meetei Council Moreh (MCM) members.
The joint team inspected the fencing works at the areas near the controversial border pillar 80/81. UCM team lauded the government of Manipur for halting the ongoing border fencing at select controversial and disputed sites along the Indo-Myanmar international border. Based on the information provided by a worker engaged by 82 BRTF, the joint team said that ongoing works along the controversial sites had be halted since the last 10 days.
UCM also appealed to the government of Manipur to expedite the process of resolving all issues related to the controversial and disputed sites along the Indo-Myanmar border areas by way of identifying exact spots that are disputed and the areas free from dispute. The Manipur government should put pressures on the centre for an early resolution and the same should be made public. And the UCM will not remain a silent spectator if the matter is not taken up seriously, said the UCM team.
UCM said that the assurance given by Minister of State for External Affairs and Education RK Ranjan on resolving the border issue should not be kept in abeyance but be translated into reality. If the matter is not taken up with utmost importance, UCM is firmly prepared for a long drawn struggle with the support of the people of Manipur, said a UCM leader.