Home Minister To Visit Violence-Hit Manipur On 29th May
The curfew has been relaxed in the east & west regions of Manipur between 5am morning to 12pm noon. The Union HM Amit Shah will visit the state tomorrow.
The curfew restrictions in the regions of Manipur have been eased between 5 am to 12 noon to allow citizens to purchase essential supplies. The relaxation comes after a slight improvement in the state’s law and order situation.
People involved in critical services are exempted from the curfew altogether. Additionally, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Manipur on May 29 in order to address the ongoing ethnic crisis.
According to the latest reports, curfew has been relaxed in East and West Manipur, enabling people to leave their residences during the designated time frame for essential shopping purposes, including the procurement of food supplies and medicines.
The decision to ease the curfew was made following signs of improvement in the law and order situation.
Essential service providers in sectors such as health, electricity, public health engineering department, press and electronic media, and the court system will be exempt from further curfew restrictions after the specified relaxation period.
Amit Shah’s visit to Manipur on May 29 aims to address the ethnic crisis that has been affecting the state.
Union Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai, expressed that Amit Shah would stay for three days and work towards resolving the crisis and ensuring justice for all individuals involved.
Rai emphasized the importance of engaging with people from different locations, listening to their views and opinions, and finding peaceful solutions to the problems faced.
The Home Minister, Amit Shah, has appealed to the people of Manipur to maintain peace, assuring them that justice will be delivered to all sections of society.
During the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the National Forensic Sciences University in Assam, Shah announced his intention to travel to Manipur, urging the conflicting groups to overcome mistrust and suspicion, and restore peace in the state through dialogue.
He highlighted that Manipur had experienced a period of calm and peace for the past nine years, without any blockades or significant disruptions.
The recent clashes in Manipur were triggered by a Tribal Solidarity March opposing the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe status. Prior tensions arose due to the eviction of Kuki villagers from reserve forest land, leading to a series of smaller protests.
Meiteis constitute around 53% of Manipur’s population and predominantly reside in the Imphal Valley, while tribals, including Nagas and Kukis, make up approximately 40% and inhabit the hill districts.
The ethnic clashes have resulted in various deaths, necessitating the deployment of around 10,000 army and paramilitary forces to restore peace and normalcy in the state.
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