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Locals Protest Murder of Businessmen near Indo-Burma Border

24 February 2014

Residents of Moreh in the Indian state of Manipur protested on Friday over the apparent murder of two Indian businessmen found dead near the border with Burma last week, reports the Imphal Free Press. The protest was organized by local community leaders and targeted the Burmese authorities, who were accused of not doing enough to ensure the safety of Indian traders traveling in the country. The two businessmen first went missing on Feb. 11, and weren’t found until nine days later. The protesters held placards calling Burma “a killing field,” while leaders met with state government ministers and sent a letter to the Burmese ambassador to India questioning the Naypyidaw government’s commitment to protecting Indians doing business in Burma.