Particular organisations are against deployment of state police at Moreh to bring in Myanmarese: Biren

Imphal: The apprehension of three Myanmar nationals at the Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh in Manipur on Sunday happened when some particular organizations were objecting and protesting against the deployment of state police and commandos at Moreh town, Biren said on a social media post.

Kuki Inpi and The Committee on Tribal Unity (CoTU) have been against deployment of Manipur Police personnel at Moreh.

“It is apparent that these organizations do not want the presence of state forces in Moreh so that many of these Myanmarese can be brought into the country. The state government cannot keep silent on such an alarming issue of illegal migration,” Biren said.

The three Myanmarese were apprehended by a team of Special Commando, Manipur Police while conducting foot patrolling in and around Moreh town in the morning. They were suspected of stealing furniture items and electric generators from the houses which were burnt down during the recent clashes.

The Committee on Tribal Unity (CoTU), Sadar Hills, Kangpokpi district on Saturday said the committee is appalled by the prolonged presence of Meitei police commandos in Moreh, a Kuki-Zo settlement.

It said despite the strong presence of paramilitary forces and Indian army manning the buffer zones and securing tranquility within Moreh, the instant deployment of additional police through night choppers is of grave concern. “It signifies that N. Biren Singh is conspiring to create another wave of bloodshed in Moreh for which we will not be a mute spectator.”

Alleging of attempt to deploy additional state forces in Moreh, the Kuki Inpi Tengnoupal district on Saturday held a sit-in rally.

CoTU Kangpokpi also protested at Gamgiphai against the alleged forceful deployment of additional state forces in Tengnoupal district and Moreh.

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