Army and Assam Rifles called on amid Manipur violence erupted

Amid prevailing violence 'Shoot at sight' ordered issued by Govt

Imphal: Indian Army and Assam Rifles have been deployed to control the violence in Manipur.

Violence broke out in Manipur on Wednesday – in Churachandpur, Imphal, KPI areas.

As the situation got out of control, the army and the Assam Rifles were called in on the intervening night of 3rd and 4th May.

Manipur Police personnel along with columns of the Army and Assam Rifles intervened to bring the situation under control at night.
A statement said the violence had been arrested by Thursday (May 4) morning.

“Responding to the request of the civil administration in Manipur, the Army/Assam Rifles immediately deployed a large number of columns in all the affected areas to dominate the area. The Indian Army said in a statement that more and more people Operations are underway to move them to safe areas and restore law and order.
Meanwhile, around 4,000 affected people have been sheltered at various locations in the COB of the Army and Assam Rifles and the government complex in Manipur.

A statement said that a flag march is being conducted to bring the situation under control.

It added that the process of shifting the villagers to safer areas away from the violence was underway.

It may be noted that on Wednesday (May 3), fresh violence rocked Manipur’s Churachandpur district.
Incidents of arson and clashes have been reported from parts of Manipur’s Churachandpur district.

Similar violence has been reported from Manipur’s Bishnupur valley district.

Many houses were destroyed in the violence and many people were injured.

The ATSM had called a solidarity march to “protect the interests of tribals” after the violence in Manipur’s Churachandpur district.
A march was called by the ATMS in Manipur against the demand to give ST status to Meiteis.

During the rally in Manipur’s Churachandpur district, unidentified miscreants set fire to several areas such as Bungmual, Singnat, Muallam and Mata Mualtam.

A few forest offices were set on fire in these areas.
Meanwhile, a complete curfew has been imposed in Manipur’s violence-hit Churachandpur district.

It is implemented under the revenue jurisdiction of Churachandpur district, particularly in Kangval, Tuibong and Churachandpur sub-divisions.

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