Manipur To Set Up Shelter Home For Myanmar Refugees

As per reports, the Manipur administration is contemplating the establishment of a provisional shelter home in Moreh, a border town located 110 km away from the state capital Imphal, to provide accommodation for roughly 5,000 immigrants who have fled from strife-torn Myanmar.

On Tuesday, officials stated that a group of ministers from the state, including Letpao Haokip, Awangbow Newmai, and Th Basanta Singh, visited Moreh, situated along the Myanmar border, on Monday to survey the location where the shelter home is anticipated to be built.

During their visit, they also interacted with the immigrants from Myanmar. A government representative stated that the Myanmar nationals would be granted temporary shelter in the shelter home and would be repatriated to their homeland as soon as the circumstances in Myanmar stabilize.

To prevent any unfortunate events, the Chief Minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh, had previously stated that security measures have been enhanced along the Manipur-Myanmar border.

Security officials and district authorities have confirmed that foot patrolling is being carried out around the clock along the international border, and additional forces, including the Manipur State Rifles, police, and other security personnel, have been deployed. The unfenced border between Manipur and Myanmar stretches for roughly 400 km and is the primary means of smuggling drugs, gold, exotic animals, poppy seeds, and other illicit goods.

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