Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday directed the Cachar district administration to take care of Manipur violence-affected families those who have taken refuge in the state.
“Several families affected by the recent incidents in Manipur have sought refuge in Assam. I have requested the District Administration of #Cachar to take care of these families,” the CM tweeted.
Sarma said he was in constant touch with his Manipur counterpart N Biren Singh.
“I am also in constant communication with the HCM @NBirenSingh and have pledged the full support of the Assam Government during this hour of crisis,” Sarma tweeted.
Since Wednesday, Manipur witnessed violence between tribals and the majority Meitei community that has displaced over 9,000 people.
Major clashes broke out on Wednesday which intensified overnight with counter-attacks being mounted by rival communities in retaliation, after ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised to protest the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.
Government and security forces have claimed that the situation across Manipur has been brought under control through coordinated actions by all stakeholders.
IAF undertook continuous sorties from two airfields in Assam employing C17 Globemaster & AN 32 aircrafts.
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