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Security beefed up on Manipur border

12 September, 2017 4:17 PM
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Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had asked police and district administrations in Tengnoupal and Churachandpur to beef up security to check infiltration of Rohingya Muslims.

S. Ibomcha, Superintendent of Police, Tengnoupal district, said, “Armed police and paramilitary personnel are patrolling the border round the clock. There is no report of any infiltration so far.”

Meanwhile, Muslim organisations in Manipur have been staging demonstrations demanding that India declare refugee status for Rohingya.

An activist Mohammad Jalal said, “What is happening in Myanmar is a human disaster. India should not remain a silent spectator.”

Arjun Telhieba, convener of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System, also conceded that it was a human tragedy.


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