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Indian Army ensures supplies in Manipur after violence terrified transporters

New Delhi: The Indian Army Sunday informed that they put special efforts to ensure supplies of essential goods to the people in Manipur, affected by the riots errupted recently. “So, Army and Assam Rifles in conjunction with the state government, Manipur Police and CAPFs have been working in close coordination and utmost synergy to assure protection […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: May 21, 2023 12:29 IST
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Manipur violence

New Delhi: The Indian Army Sunday informed that they put special efforts to ensure supplies of essential goods to the people in Manipur, affected by the riots errupted recently.

“So, Army and Assam Rifles in conjunction with the state government, Manipur Police and CAPFs have been working in close coordination and utmost synergy to assure protection to vehicles carrying essential goods from and to Imphal via NH 37,” said the Indian Army.

“During the unrest in Manipur, supplies to the Imphal Valley were cut off due to roadblocks and fear among transporters. As a consequence, essential supplies in the state were dwindling,” it mentioned.

In the latest, law and order situation in the state deteriorated after a series of protests turned violent.

Manipur Crisis

Manipur was hit by violence on May 3 during the course of a solidarity march called by the All Tribal Students’ Union of Manipur (ATSUM) in Torbung area of Churachandpur, to protest the lonstanding demand of the Meitei community to include them in the list of the state’s Scheduled Tribes (ST).

60 die while 231 injured; 1700 houses burned down: CM Biren Singh 

Earlier last month, the Manipur High Court directed the state government to consider the request of the Meitei, that caused dissatisfaction among other tribal groups.

Nearly 60 people died while 231 were injured and around 1,700 houses burned down in the violence in Manipur, informed state Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

First published on: May 21, 2023 12:29 PM IST

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