IMPHAL, August: 28 NNN : The Central leaders of Communist Party of India (CPI) are likely to bring up the issue of Indo-Myanmar Border Fencing in the Parliament tomorrow.
Dr M Nara, secretary, Manipur unit of CPI said MP D Raja, party’s National Secretary will raise a motion in Rajya Sabha for discussion on the Indo-Myanmar Border Fencing that has become a political issue on Thursday. The state unit of the party has already apprised the CPI Central leadership in detail about the negative aspect of the international border fencing, he told reporters at Irawat Bhawan here Wednesday.
Nara was briefing the media on the preparations being made by Irawat Celebration Committee (ICC) for the upcoming 117 birth anniversary of pioneer Hijam Irawat. The month-long celebration begins on September 30, the birthday of the Jana Neta.
ICC chairman and ex-minister N Mangi said Irawat was the lone leader who was in the forefront to safeguard the boundary of Manipur and added that not a single political party came out for defending the border during the time of 1948.
The CPI leader also made an appeal to all stakeholders to come forward and join together to approach the Centre in the effort to solve the Indo-Myanmar Border Fencing issue.
It can be noted here that several villages of Manipur have included in Myanmar side after the controversial border fencing work.
Following this, several organisations from Manipur have been voicing against the inaction of the government on the matter.
On August 26, the high level Indo-Myanmar Border Fencing Committee headed by Principal Secretary (Home) Dr J Suresh Babu had made a spot assessment of the international border fencing in Manipur’s Chandel district.
Again, on August 27, Manipur Governor Dr Ashwani Kumar visited the border area to assess the situstion.
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