Rajya Sabha MP Sanajaoba raises special mention to solve Indo-Myanmar border issue at Parliament

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Imphal: Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba on Wednesday raised the Parliament to conclude the pending Indo-Myanmar border issue at a diplomatic level.

Elaborating the special mention, Leishemba said issues on border pillar dispute came up during the process of fencing between India (Manipur sector) and Myanmar. To look in to the matter officials from the ministry of Home affairs had visited Imphal while chief minister N. Biren Singh requested the Union home minister Amit Shah to resurvey the border pillar.

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Due to the border pillar dispute, locals of the border area has been boycotting the border fencing work as some of the border pillars are found shifting towards the Manipur sector boundary, he added.

The disputed border pillars are pillar number 64 to 68, pillar number 75 to 79, border pillar number 88 to 95 and old border pillar 80 to 82, he informed.

Since British period the boundary issue between India (Manipur sector) and Myanmar remains unsolved. To solve the matter boundary agreement of Rangoon, 1967 was also signed however, the matter has been remaining unsolved, the MP said.

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He appealed the central government through the Parliamentary floor to solve the matter at diplomatic level at the earliest.

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