In violence-hit Manipur, Amit Shah reviews the current situation

In violence-hit Manipur, Amit Shah reviews the current situation

Imphal: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is monitoring the situation in the violence-hit northeastern state of Manipur on Friday (May 05).

Amit Shah reportedly chaired at least two meetings through video conferencing with Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh and senior officials of the state and reviewed the law and order situation.
According to government sources, the situation in Manipur has come under control.

Meanwhile, additional central forces have reportedly been dispatched to Manipur to prevent further escalation of tensions in the state.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has reportedly canceled around five public meetings and rallies in election-related Karnataka to focus on the security situation in Manipur.

Meanwhile, Manipur Director General of Police (DGP) P Doungel has appealed to the people of the state to “remain calm” so that the situation in the state returns to normal.
The Manipur DGP further asked the people of the state to heed the peace appeals made by the police and the government as “the army deals differently”.

“The army does not deal the way the police deal. They are trained to fight the enemy, but the police are trained to control their own people,” Manipur DGP P Doungel said.
The Manipur DGP added: “So the way the army behaves will be very different.”

He also appealed to the people of Manipur to “stay indoors till the situation subsides”.

Meanwhile, more than 11,000 people, affected by the widespread violence in Manipur, are taking shelter in Indian Army and Assam Rifles cantonments.

The army reported this on Friday (05 May) afternoon.
“When violence broke out in Manipur from May 3, the Army and the Assam Rifles immediately responded to distress calls and shifted over 11,000 civilians to their cantonments,” the Army said.

It added: “All basic facilities including food, shelter and medical assistance are being provided.”

On the other hand, the government and security forces have claimed that the situation in Manipur has been brought under control through the coordinated actions of all stakeholders.
The central government is also closely monitoring the situation in Manipur.

Paramilitary forces from neighboring states have been mobilized to restore law and order in Manipur.

All trains to Manipur have been stopped in view of the escalating situation in the state.

Additionally, the Manipur government has empowered district magistrates across the state to issue “shoot on sight” orders in extreme cases.

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