10th July 2022: Border town, Moreh which is one of the biggest commercial hubs in Manipur, wore a deserted look despite all community leaders had allowed all the shop owners to open their shops and resume their normal business. No Myanmarese people, who used to sell their products in Moreh by crossing the border, turned up.
The shopkeepers in Moreh had kept their shops shut for the past four days in solidarity with families of two Indians, who were brutally gunned down in Myanmar’s border town Tamu and the bodies were not handed over to their families.
However, Myanmar Military Council Information Deputy Minister General Zaw Min Htun had on July 8 made a statement in a tv channel that two bodies suspected to be two Tamil youths were declared unclaimed and disposed of.
Following the development, leaders of CSOs in Moreh held an emergency meeting at 3.30 pm at the Conference Hall of Tamil Sangam, Moreh to placate the simmering tension in the border town. After discussing the situation in detail, CSOs’ leaders decided to urge the families of two deceased to perform the last rites as per their religious practices as chances of getting the bodies back look bleak.
CSOs also decided to resume normal business by opening all shops which remained shut since brutal murder of two Indian in Myanmar side.
Letpao Haokip hands over 2 lakh ex gratia each to two Tamil youth killed in Tamu
11th July 2022: TA/Hills, Horticulture & Soil Conservation Minister Letpao Haokip has handed over ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of two Tamil youths L. Mohon (28 years) S/o. (L). Perumal and M Iyanar (35) s/o. (L). Murga, who were shot dead in Myanmar. The minister also visited Kwatha Village to address grievances of villagers.
While receiving the ex-gratia amount given the state government at Tamil Sangam Moreh’s Conference Hall, deceased M Iyanar’s widow Gurmeet Kaur pleaded with the minister to provide her a suitable government job to support her family. She, who is a graduate, told the minister that her husband was sole breadwinner of her family consisting of her 18-month-old baby girl and her mother-in-law. With his demise, all the responsibility fell on her, she added.
The CSO leaders also handed over a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister N Biren Singh to the minister raising the same demand. Letpao Haokip assured to look into the demand and provide a suitable job to one family member each of the victims after discussion with the chief minister. He told the victims’ families and CSOs’ leaders to complete all formalities by submitting required documents.
Later Letpao Haokip inspected the Myanmar Army Sentry Post burned down by an irate mob.
Earlier in the day, the minister visited Kwatha Village to look into the requirements and development activities that can be initiated in the village. He met the villagers and had an interaction with them at the conference hall of the Kwatha village.
The minister promised to address the issues raised by the villagers by directing the concerned departments for early redressal. He also assured to avail the benefit of Ration Card/Ujjwala Gas scheme/CMHT at the earliest.
The minister was accompanied by Tengnoupal DC Mannuamching (IAS), Tengnoupal SP Golianmang (IPS), SP Railways/Special Commando Unit Krishnatombi, ADC Moreh Laishram Bobi Singh (MCS) Addl SP Moreh Th Premjit, Col Atul Kumar CO 25 BRTF Maj Manish Punia and OC 82 RCC during the visit.
Leaders of Tamil Sangam Moreh, Meitei Council Moreh, Hill Tribal Council, All Community Development Organisation, Manipuri Muslim Council Moreh and Gorkha Samaj Samiti Moreh participated in the meeting.
Tamil Sangam Moreh expresses gratitude
12th July 2022: The Tamil Sangam, Moreh, has expressed gratitude to the Manipur Chief Minister, the MLA 42 (TPL) AC, the DIG Range II, the Tengnoupal DC, the Tengnoupal SP, the Commandant of 5 Assam Rifles, and the subordinate officers, CSOs of Moreh, general public of Moreh, business community, organisations and mediapersons for sharing sorrow and sympathy with the bereaved families of the victims who were gunned down in Tamu and also for helping them materially and financially.
A statement issued by its president V Shekar, Tamil Sangam Moreh thanked all for extending their kindness, sympathy, consolation, co-operation and support in the hour of sorrow to the distressed families.
Works on Asian Highway No.1 in Moreh to start soon: Letpao Haokip
13th July 2022: TA/Hills, Horticulture & Soil Conservation Minister Letpao Haokip said road works on Asian Highway No. 1 and IVR roads will start soon after the rainy season ends.
The minister, who was staying at Autonomous District Council (ADC)’s Guest House Moreh, said the road works will be taken up under erstwhile India’s Look East Policy which was renamed as Act East Policy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. NHIDCL will start the works on Asian Highway No.1 from Kondong Lairembi Khubham (Chikim) to Moreh Gate No. 2 soon after the end of monsoon rains, he added.
Informing that road works on Inter Village Roads (IVRs), Other Village Roads (OVRs) will be initiated under PWD and PMGSY, the minister appealed to community leaders and local volunteers to make sure that roads get enough space for entry of heavy vehicles so that fire tenders can get way in during the emergency.