8 stranded Manipuri tourists issue SoS from Myanmar
THOUBAL, 21st Apr: With the imposition of nation-wide lockdown from March 25 for containing spread of pandemic COVID-19, eight Manipuri tourists who travelled to Myanmar from Moreh but got stranded, are facing hardships as they are not able to come back home.
Speaking to The People’s Chronicle through telephone, the stranded Manipuri tourists pointed out that they have been facing severe hardships as their money has been exhausted to pay bills for a private hotel in Myanmar while validity of their visas have expired.
The stranded tourists continued that they are on the verge of starvation as they are not able to buy food as their money have exhausted.
The stranded tourists informed that on April 17, Manipur deputy secretary (Home) had written a letter to under-secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India for relaxing the lockdown for Indian citizens stranded in Myanmar so that they could come back home through Moreh. An application had also been submitted to the India Ambassador in Yangon for making arrangement for the return of the stranded Indian nationals from Myanmar. But there is no response from the side of the ambassador as of now, the stranded tourists lamented.
Drawing attention of the CM, the stranded tourists urged CM N Biren to make necessary arrangement for their return from Myanmar.