There is no new Border Pillar no. 81, says Biren

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Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 23, 2018: On border issue Biren Singh today clarified to the House of monsoon session of Manipur State Assembly session that there is no new Border Pillar no. 81 erection and that there is no shifting of the border pillar.

The recent issue is over the subsidiary pillars between the main border pillar no. 80 and 81. As the people have apprehension regarding the alleged shifting of the position of the border pillar, the state government had urged the central government for resurvey/ re-demarcation.

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A team from the ministry of External Affairs will be arriving for on the spot verification of work at border pillar No. 81 at Kwatha Khunou, Tengnoupal on  July 24. Biren appealed to all the concerned including all Political parties, civil society organisations, stakeholders, local people of the border pillar 81 to stand united and give co-operation in solving the alleged disputed border pillar issue.

In another calling attention motion, on the reported agitation regarding the demand for removal of vice-chancellor Pandey Biren informed the House that the government is concerned over the matter and will try hard for justice. Since HRD ministry has already constituted an Enquiry Committee led by a retired Chief Justice of a High Court, the Leader of the House appealed for the enquiry committee to start its work.

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Biren said during the enquiry period, the govt. will find a means to resume normal functioning of the University. He further stated that even after the conclusion of the assembly session today, the govt. will be meeting with the agitators. He requested all to refrain from publishing and spreading baseless news.

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