Myanmar nationals to be given permits

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Imphal, Sep 6: Regulatory permits will be introduced for Myanmarese nationals entering the country from the Moreh border from September 8 this year.

The official formulation of the regulatory permit system for the Myanmarese was finalised during the recent joint meeting attended by the CO 31 Assam Rifles and officials and administrators of Moreh sub-division led by the ADC of Moreh held on September 3 as per the instructions from Ministry of Home Affairs and State Home Department.

According to an official source, as per the newly adopted official regulations, there will be checking and identification of Myanmar nationals entering through both Moreh Gate No. 1 and Gate No. 2 by the personnel of 31 Assam Rifles and later the identified Myanmarese will be allowed to enter Moreh only after the issuance of permit for a fee of Rs.10 for the day. Their permit will be valid from 7 am till 4 pm. Myanmarese having official permits will be allowed to move within 16 kms from the border.

The official source further mentioned that the SDC/SDO Moreh, Addl SP Moreh, SDPO Moreh, OC of Moreh police station are the officers concerned for the authorization of permits to the Myanmar nationals entering Moreh town. The newly adopted official regulations also require production of valid identity cards by the foreign nationals while applying for the permit, the source added.

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