IMPHAL, July 7 - Manipur Revenue Minister Karam Shyam led a ministerial team comprising Water Resources, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Letpao Haokip and Tribal Affairs and Hills Minister N Kayisii during a visit to the Indo-Myanmar border at Kwatha Khunou (Moreh Sector) for an inspection of border pillars on Friday, official sources said.
Manipur Assembly Deputy Speaker K Robindro, MLAs Th Satyabrata Singh (Yaiskul), K Leishiyo (Phungyar), Heikham Dingo Singh (Sekmai) and D Korungthang (Tengnoupal), along with Special Secretary (Home) Kh Raghumani Singh, Secretary (Revenue) T Ranjit Singh, Deputy Secretary (Revenue) Y Rajen, Deputy Commissioner of Tengnoupal A Tombikanta, SP Dr S Ibomcha and other officials, accompanied the team during the inspection.
Minister Karam Shyam, who is the chairman of the high-powered ministerial committee constituted to look into border affairs, said that the Government is very much concerned about the recent allegations made by civil society and voluntary organisations that border pillars have been erected 2-3 kilometres within the boundary of Manipur.
�We will submit a report to the Government in this regard,� he told reporters who accompanied the ministerial team. Minister Shyam said that a sum of Rs 1 lakh would be provided to Tengnoupal SP Dr Ibomcha to keep the roads at Kwatha Khunou in a pliable condition.
The visit was made following complaints from various quarters that a border pillar was allegedly shifted towards Manipur.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister N Biren Singh today said that such sensitive issues should be addressed at a proper forum.
PTI adds: Prohibitory orders were imposed today in some areas in Moreh subdivision of Manipur after unrest over the alleged shifting of an India-Myanmar border pillar well into Indian territory.
Tengnoupal District Magistrate A Tombikanta ordered imposition of prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC during night hours for the next six months in some parts of the subdivision.
The orders prohibit assembly of five or more people from 7 pm to 4 am and carrying of any weapons.
The ban was imposed after rising tension in the area over �shifting� of border pillar No. 81, three kilometres inside the Indian territory, officials said.