Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CDLBF: Bandh to demarcate the border fencing in Manipur



The Committee on Protection of Land in Border Fencing, Manipur (CDBF) called for a 12-hour statewide Bandh on 7th October.  The bandh has been called by the Committee after the State Government of Manipur had turned down the former's ultimatum served to it.
The Committee had urged the Government to give a positive answer to the boundary issue by September 27 last however it has turned a blind eye to it. CDLBF has been demanding the Government for a re-survey of the Indo-Myanmar boundary so that a clear demarcation can be carried out for erection of fencing. India shares a 349 km long border with Myanmar. On the Manipur section of the border, the Pillar Numbers 32-48 falls under Churachandpur district, Pilllar Numbers 49-89 are in Chandel district and Pillar Numbers 90-130 in Ukhrul district.
CDLBF has maintained that a total of 43 villages inhabited by about 2,969 households numbering about 18,000 people on the Manipur side will be affected by the Indo-Myanmar Border Fencing.

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