Manipur: Rohingya Muslims Sneaking into State, CM Biren Singh Says

Rohingya Muslims Sneaking

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  • Police have arrested one Rohingya Muslim during a routine check at Moreh border town
  • A total of 178 undocumented persons were rounded up at Jiribam and unauthorized bamboo bridges

Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has always is in talks. In the recent, CM told the state assembly on Friday that Rohingya Muslims have started sneaking into the state which has a common border with Myanmar. Singh was replying to a calling attention motion tabled by Congress Member K Meghachandra, the report said.

As per sources, Singh also said that Police have arrested one Rohingya Muslim during a routine check at Moreh border town. It was learned that seven of them had sneaked into Manipur and the rest were absconding. A manhunt is on.

Checking has been intensified in the border districts and the police have rounded up some 560 persons of doubtful nationality. A total of 178 undocumented persons were rounded up at Jiribam and unauthorized bamboo bridges used by the migrants were pulled down, Singh added.

The CM further stated that truck drivers are bringing the outsiders and land is being allotted to them by officials. Some politicians use them as vote banks. All MLAs should conduct a survey of their respective constituencies to establish how many outsiders are there and inform me accordingly.

Also Read: Bangladeshi immigrants bigger threat than Rohingyas, says Manipur Speaker Khamchand

Nongthombam Biren Singh is an Indian politician and former footballer and journalist. He is the current Chief Minister of Manipur.

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