Manipur govt withdraws 'no food, shelter' order for Myanmar nationals

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The Manipur government has withdrawn the "no food, shelter" order for Myanmar nationals who have been fleeing the neighbouring country after the coup.

Myanmar nationals take shelter in the open due to airstrikes by military (AP for representation)

The Manipur government's order on Myanmar nationals fleeing the neighbouring country after the coup and taking shelter in the state has been withdrawn by the state home department after a controversy erupted over it. The order, which stated "no food or shelter for Myanmar nationals" had received criticism after it was issued.

Clarifying the content of the letter, Manipur home department has said that it was "misconstrued and interpreted differently".

As a fallout of the events taking place in the neighbouring country, Myanmar, it is reported that the country's nationals have been trying to enter India through the border states including Manipur.

The state government has been talking humanitarian steps and had recently taken all steps, including taking them to lmphal, to treat the Injured Myanmarese nationals. The state government continues to provide all aid, the clarification said.

"In order to avoid this misunderstanding I am directed to convey the decision of the government that it has decided to withdraw the letter dated 26.03.2021 the letter was signed by special sectary H Gyan Prakash," the fresh order said.

Myanmar has been in turmoil after its military leaders opened fire on protesting civilians in nine regions of the country -- including the city of Yangoon on Friday.

At least 90 people including several children were reportedly killed. There has been a massive influx of people from the neighbouring country since the military coup.