Restore Manipur’s lost territory: MDA

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Imphal: Manipur Democratic Alliance (MDA) and Shiv Sena State unit demanded centre and state to get back the land including Kabaw valley that was given to Myanmar with the Merger Agreement signed at Shillong on September 21, 1949 ‘without the consent of the people of Manipur’.

MDA convenor M. Tombi who is also president of state Shiv Sena unit on Tuesday said demanding to restore the land of Manipur that was given to Myanmar when Manipur merged inches Indian union, a memorandum was submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister on September 6.

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He said the merger agreement was signed without the consent of the people of Manipur. To solve the border dispute of India and Myanmar especially on border pillar number 81, a team led by surveyor general of India had come to the state for spot examination at disputed area. During the border survey the zero point of the land demarcation was not identified properly, he added.

Proper information of between border pillar including subsidiary pillar was not identified by the surveyor team. The present border pillar number 81 was shifted to Kwatha Khunou crossing the border of India territory, he said.

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The process of border fencing at border pillar number 80, 81 and 82 should stop immediately till a proper solution on border dispute is brought, he demanded.

Similar memorandum was also submitted to union minister of state external affairs minister RK Ranjan urging that a surveyor team will come to re-inspect the border dispute area, Tombi said.

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