Border Trade chamber of Commerce extends financial assistance of Rs 75,000 each to family members of L. Mohon (28) and M Iyanar (35), who were shot dead near School no.4 at Saw Bwar Inn Ward in Tamu Town Sagaing Region on the Indo-Myanmar Border around 1 pm on July 5.
By SP Singh, TFM Moreh Correspondent
India’s border town Moreh was slowly limping back to normalcy on Saturday a day after all community leaders decided to resume business as usual and appealed to all the shop owners to open their shops following the report of Myanmar authority disposing of death bodies of Indians, who were brutally gunned down at Tamu township. The Tengnoupal district administration also lifted the curfew imposed on Moreh town under Section 144 of CrPC.
Lifting the prohibitory order dated 6 July, 2022 with immediate effect, Tengnoupal District Magistrate Mannuamching said Tengnoupal Superintendent of Police reported that prevailing law and order situation in Moreh Town is now normal after joint meeting with CSOs leaders of Moreh in connection with the death of two missing individuals who were found at Tamu Hospital, Myanmar.
Meanwhile, Border Trade chamber of Commerce (BTCC) handed over financial assistance of Rs 75,000 each to family members of two Tamil youths L. Mohon (28 years) S/o. (L). Perumal and M Iyanar (35) s/o. (L). Murga who were shot dead near School no.4 at Saw Bwar Inn Ward in Tamu Town Sagaing Region on the Indo-Myanmar Border around 1 pm on Tuesday.
Following the appeal from all community leaders to resume normal business in the border town, BTCC held an emergency meeting at Tamil Sangam Hall at 8 am and discussed the emerging scenario of Indo-Myanmar Border Trade.
The meeting began by observing two minutes of silence to pay tributes to the departed souls.
Speaking at the meeting BTCC president V Sekhar said though Indo-Myanmar Border was sealed following the covid pandemic, Border Trade chamber of Commerce sent three truck loads of oxygen cylinder, medicine and food items to affected people in Tamu, Myanmar with special permission from Indian Government on humanitarian ground.
However, the inhuman incident of gunning down two auto drivers from Moreh and refusal to hand over their bodies is deeply shocking and painful. BTCC strongly condemned such action, he added.
Stating that the murder could be a design to disrupt the good relationship between the people of Tamu and Moreh, he said Myanmar and India governments must investigate the case to find out the truth.
The meeting decided that no BTCC members will not travel Myanmar until they feel 100 percent secure about their life.
It also resolved that all the BTCC members will install CCTV cameras in front of their shops within 10 days.
BTCC also appealed to people of Manipur, especially inhabitants of Moreh and surrounding villages and all businessmen from Imphal, to avoid venturing to Myanmar side.