14 February 2012
Local authorities in Churachandpur, Manipur State, India, are preparing
to ban Burmese migrants from owning weaving houses in order to protect
local business interests, claim sources in the town.
“As [the Burmese] don’t have permission to do business or proper permits
to stay, they can’t run their own weaving houses here. Local weaving
businessmen want the Burmese migrant workers to work only under their
supervision, so we are discussing banning Burmese weaving houses with
the local authorities,” said a local businesswoman.