BY A STAFF REPORTER: In a significant move, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that the center will soon discontinue the Free Movement Regime (FMR) between India and Myanmar to ensure India's internal security on 8th February on Thursday.
Amit Shah announced this through his X handle where he recommended immediate suspension of FMR as the scrapping process is underway. Along with ensuring internal security, the decision comes to maintain the demographic structure of India's northeastern region which borders Myanmar.
The Free Movement Regime allows individuals living near the India-Myanmar border to wander 16 Km into each other's territory with documents. The initiative was launched in 2018 as a part of India's Act East policy.