‘Over 5,000 illegal immigrants detected in Manipur's Kamjong district’, says CM Biren Singh

Manipur CM says steps being taken to deport illegal immigrants

N. Biren Singh Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh | Salil Bera

The Manipur government has detected 5,457 illegal immigrants in the Kamjong district and measures are being taken for their deportation, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said.

Singh poster on X, “5,457 illegal immigrants detected in Manipur. Biometric data of 5,173 of them recorded.” The Manipur chief minister said process is underway to deport illegal immigrants. 

Biren Singh said certain home groups are criticising the steps taken by the government against illegal immigration at this crucial juncture. “This is a situation where the survival of indigenous people are at stake and we will not allow it to continue. Ironically, this lobby is quiet about Western countries' stance against illegal immigration but raise objections to the actions taken in Manipur, India. This selective outrage raises concerns about the agendas and propaganda pursued by these groups with secessionist tendencies,” he tweeted.

"The biometrics of those staying at Phaikoh, Huimi Thana/Sangkalok refugee camps are being obtained,” an official told PTI. The CM said his government has been providing humanitarian aid to all illegal immigrants. “We have been handling this situation with utmost sensitivity," he said.  

Earlier this month, at least 38 more illegal immigrants from Myanmar, who had crossed over to Manipur, were deported through Moreh town in Tengnoupal district, Singh had informed. “A total of 77 such immigrants were deported in the first phase,” he said.  

-with PTI inputs.

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