Guwahati: After the presence of huge security forces, the situation in Manipur has been brought under control through coordinated actions by all stakeholders.
Several coloumns of the Army and Assam Rifles were deployed overnight to contain large-scale rioting that broke out across Manipur between tribals and the majority Meitei community, displacing over 9,000 people.
“The situation has been brought under control through coordinated actions by all stakeholders. The Indian Air Force (IAF) undertook continuous sorties from two airfields in Assam employing C17 Globemaster and AN 32 aircraft,” a statement from Defence PRO stated.
It further added, “Induction commenced on the night of May 4 and additional columns commenced domination with effect from wee hours of May 5. Domination & evacuation of civilians of all communities from affected areas continued throughout the night. Flag march in Churachandpur and other sensitive areas underway,”.
Meanwhile, the Central Government is closely monitoring the deteriorating situation in Manipur.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday held two meetings with top functionaries of Manipur and central governments through video conference to review the situation.
All Manipur-bound trains have been halted in view of the escalating situation in the state.
The Indian Army on Thursday sounded alert on fake videos being circulated related to the security situation in the state.
Violence first erupted in Torbung area in Churachandpur district during the ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ organised by the All Tribal Student Union Manipur (ATSUM) on Wednesday to protest the demand of Meiteis, who account for 53 per cent of the state’s population, for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.
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