Army chief General Manoj Pande will visit violence-plagued Manipur today

Army chief General Manoj Pande will visit violence-plagued Manipur today
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Image source: PTI/ REPRESENTATIVE (FILE). Demolished houses in a violence-hit area of ​​Manipur.

manipur violence: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Manoj Pande, will visit Manipur today (27 May). On Saturday he will review security conditions in the violence-hit state.

Amid fresh incidents of violence in at least three districts, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday (May 26) once again called on people to maintain peace and harmony and announced the holding of peace talks with all communities and stakeholders to normalize the situation.

Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Nityanand Rai, who is now visiting the conflict-torn state, said Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Manipur on May 29 and stay for three days to resolve the ongoing ethnic crisis. .

Police said incidents of violence, including arson, were reported in three districts: Imphal East, Churachandpur and Bishnupur. The army and several other central forces immediately went to the areas affected by the violence and brought the situation under control.

Singh, while speaking to media at the Secretariat, said that the Army, Central Armed Police Force, Manipur Rifles, police and Village Defense Force had been properly deployed in the 38 most populated areas. volatile and mixed from different districts.

The Chief Minister said that a team of MLAs from Manipur met the Union Home Minister in Guwahati on Thursday and briefed him on the current situation. “Our government’s priority is to make peace feel safe and secure. People must have faith in the government to restore peace and normalcy.”

Rai, who visited some districts, told the media that the recent riots will affect development and welfare activities. He said that all complaints, demands, problems and issues will be resolved through peaceful talks and processes and that people from different communities should have faith in the government and avoid all forms of violence.

Meanwhile, some women’s organizations on Friday burned effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister, Chief Minister, newly appointed Manipur government security adviser Kuldiep Singh and operational commander General Ashutosh. Sinha.

One of the protesters, Sandhyarani, said that after the May 3 incident, people across the state are experiencing panic and uncertainty. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Education Rajkumar Ranjan Singh and Lok Sabha member Lorho S. Pfoze of the Naga Popular Front (NPF) jointly urged people to maintain peace and ethnic harmony. and keep their faith and trust in the government to control the situation. .

Academic-turned-BJP-politician Singh, elected to the Lok Sabha from the Inner Manipur parliamentary seat, while Pfoze, a doctor-turned-politician, was elected from the Outer Manipur seat.

Singh, who earlier in a letter to PM Modi had said that the Kuki leadership, including his 10 MLAs, demanded a separate political administration (equivalent to a separate state) for the tribes under tremendous pressure from various quarters, including militants. , on Friday he left Imphal for New Delhi.

(With contributions from agencies)

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