Identify, deport foreigners : UCM

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 2 : United Committee Manipur (UCM) president Joychandra Konthoujam has urged the State Government to formulate an effective policy to identify the foreign Nationals residing in Manipur unlawfully and return them to their native places.
His statement came in the backdrop of the arrest of nearly 80 Myanmar Nationals from Churachandpur recently.
Addressing the 22nd foundation of ACOAM-Lup, Kangleipak at Naoremthong Laishram Leirak today, Joychandra  continued that people of Manipur must always be on guard to protect the boundary of Manipur.
"We must not think only of ourselves but work together to defend the State's land from all threats," he said.  
Recalling the recent arrest of numerous 'refugees' from Churachandpur, Joychandra said that the State Government must formulate a proper policy to identify the foreign Nationals residing in Manipur unlawfully and return them to their native  places.
"They will become permanent settlers if the Government fails to take the matter seriously," the UCM president maintained.
ACOAM-Lup, Kangleipak president Soraisam Sanjit stated that degradation of moral values among the younger generation is a serious and emerging issue which can cause extensive damage to the society.
Sanjit also said that the youth of the State and students must take an active role in preserving the custom and tradition of 'our ancestors' so as to pass it down to the next generation.
He further stated that the people of Manipur must work collectively to end drug menace and in establishing unity.
"The State which was once a self-reliant entity is lagging behind in many areas today," Sanjit added.
National & International Awardee H Ibotombi Khuman and ACOAM-Lup, Kangleipak advisor cum managing director of Padma Medicare & SRL Diagnostics Dr Ashangbam Vivekananda Singh also attended the programme.
The gathering observed silence for two minutes in honour of the deceased founder members of ACOAM-Lup.