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Burma Allegedly Building Fence Along Disputed India Border

20 September 2013

Burma is reportedly building a wooden fence on disputed territory along the country’s border with India. The India-based Business Standard newspaper on Thursday said civil society groups and representatives of the country’s communist party made the claim after visiting the undemarcated border region near Moreh, an Indian town in Manipur’s Chandel district. Indian civil society groups said that if the fencing was carried out to completion, several villages considered to be located in India’s sovereign territory would fall within Burma’s borders. The Communist Party of India called for a resurveying of the area, which has long been subject to competing claims by the two countries.