ACOAM-Lup urges Govt to resolve border row
IMPHAL, 25th Nov: Expressing serious concern over the dispute at Haolenphai village, All Club Organisation Association & Meira Paibi Lup (ACOAM-Lup) has extended support to Haolenphai villagers while urging the Central and state governments to resolve all the border disputes permanently.
In a statement, ACOAM-Lup IPR secretary Kh Dhara said that the border dispute between Myanmar and India (Manipur) has cropped up again at Haolenphai village. The Kwatha village border issue is yet to be resolved even though the Survey General of India team inspected the border area regarding border pillar no 81, the Lup noted.
Amid such tense situation, Myanmar army intruded into the state on November 11 and took photos of the ongoing construction work of a house at Haolenphai. They claimed that the land belong to Myanmar. In this regard, Haolenphai village chief has already clarified in the media and sought support from various sections of the society while maintaining that the land where the house is being constructed belongs to Manipur, Dhara pointed out.
While strongly condemning the intrusion of Myanmar army and harassment of innocent villagers of the state, while backing claim of Haolenphai villagers, it cautioned that the Haolenphai issue is not a minor one and it concerns the state as a whole. As such, the Central and state governments should resolve the boundary dispute by finding out the root causes and problems that sparked the recent rage, the secretary stressed. It would be better on the part of the Central and state governments to stop the intrusion of Myanmar army and safeguard the international boundary in the interest of the villagers living in border area. It is high time that the international boundary issue between Myanmar and Manipur (India) is resolved permanently once and for all, added the ACOAM-Lup statement.