Mt Koubru Row: FOH expresses concern over entry restriction

On April 11, the Committee on Protection and Preservation of Mt Koubru announced immediate closure of all entry points to Mount Koubru.


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The imposition of restrictions on visiting the sacred sites at Mt Koubru by certain sections of the people is a big challenge to all the indigenous people of Manipur, the Federation of Haomee (FOH) said. 

On April 11, the Committee on  Protection and Preservation of Mt Koubru announced immediate closure of all entry points to Mount Koubru.

It is unfortunate that some leaders are trying to erase the history of the bonding between the indigenous people of Manipur and Mt Koubru and re-write history, stated a release issued by FOH publicity secretary Leishamba Mangang.

The release also mentioned that such restriction is an act against the announcement of the sacred site protection of the state government which is also a challenge to the  Indian Constitution and the  state government.

It stated that no restrictions have been imposed in setting up of Kuki villages, churches and offices of Kuki CSOs in the valley area and the valley-based CSOs have extended support in making Kangpokpi district.

Its several demands included scrutinisation of all Myanmar nationals who are settled in Kangpokpi district. It questioned why the state police are not taking action against those who imposed restriction in entering the sacred sites at Koubru. 

The FOH also demanded the government to announce protection and preservation of all the 13 sacred sites and historic places located at Mount Koubru under the Historical Monument Act.

First Published:April 14, 2021, 4:23 p.m.

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