Guwahati: Atleast two persons, including a woman journalist, were injured after police fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters who were protesting against border fencing work along Manipur-Myanmar border on Wednesday.
The United Committee Manipur (UCM), the supreme body of Manipur’s civil societies, has expressed opposition to the BRTF’s construction of border fences along Manipur’s border with Myanmar, stating that significant portions of Manipur will be lost as a result.
Many people flocked to the streets, shouting slogans and denouncing the state and federal governments’ inactivity over Manipur’s loss of territory owing to the fencing work.
In order to disperse the protesters, the police fired tear gas, which resulting in injured a journalist and a member of the UCM.
Earlier, a protestor stated that the border fencing which was constructed by Assam Rifles which led to loss of Manipur’s territory to Myanmar as fencing was in a straight line on the border.