Unregulated free-movement poses security threat: Singh
Dimapur (Nagaland): The unregulated
"free-movement regime" that facilitates cross-border movement
of people along porous Indo-Myanmar boundary has posed a
security threat to the region, a senior army commander has
"The unregulated free-movement regime by which
unlimited number of Myanmarese people were allowed to enter
Manipur and Mizoram posed a security threat since militants,
criminals, arms and drugs smugglers were taking advantage of
this arrangement," GOC-in-C of Army`s 3 Corps, Lt Gen N K
Singh told newsmen here yesterday.
The security forces have reminded, particularly the
Mizoram government, to enforce certain regulations on
immigration since a large number of people from other side of
the border used to stay at Champai, Aizwal for long duration,
Assam Rifles personnel manning the border were also
monitoring movements of Myanmarese people and recently 162
people were sent back to Myanmar by Mizoram police, he said.
Unregulated immigrations to Churachandpur district of
Manipur needed to be discouraged, Lt Gen Singh said.
The area of Army`s 3 Corps covers North-East bordering
1,600 odd km of Indo-Myanmar boundary.
Since demarcation of Indo-Burma boundary, the
villagers from both sides of the divide are allowed freely to
visit areas up to 20 km from the border for trade, meeting
relatives, attending to health care services etc for a short
Lt Gen Singh said barbed fencing along Mizoram sector
of the international boundary was on the pipeline.
He was speaking with the mediapersons of the region on
the eve of the silver jubilee celebration of Rangapahar (near
Dimapur)-based Army`s 3 Corps.
The construction of fencing on eastern side of Moreh
sector in Manipur had already begun and it would be taken up
on western side in next few months, he said.
There was no demand from Nagaland government for
fencing and this sector remained calm so far with Assam Rifles
personnel guarding it, he said.
Army`s 3 Corps looks after security aspects of
Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, south and upper Assam and
a vast part of Arunachal Pradesh.
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