Manipur CM to meet Central leaders on border issue

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Manipur: CM to meet Central leaders
Imphal, Sept 13 : Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh would request Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to resume erection of fencing along Myanmar border only after a proposed re-survey of areas in Chandel district.

Otherwise, there is a possibility that several Indian villages might fall within the territory of the neighbouring country, officials said here on Friday.

The chief minister and his deputy Gaikhangam, who also holds the home portfolio, left for New Delhi on Thursday evening to meet the central leaders. The state cabinet and various political parties including the ruling Congress have in separate memorandum urged the Centre to initiate steps for re-survey of the undemarcated borderline before erection of the border fencing, particularly near the town of Moreh but no concrete steps had been taken so far, they said.

The erection of border fencing near Moreh was stopped following demand for resurvey of 'undemarcated' areas. Although the central government had intimated the Indian ambassador to Myanmar to approach the authorities there for a re-survey of the borderline, that was yet to be done.

Ibobi Singh and Gaikhangam would also discuss with the central leaders the Census report of 2011 in three sub-divisions of Mao Maram,Paomata and Purul in Senapati district, they said. The state government was 'not satisfied' with the 2011 census report of the three sub-divisions.


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