To escalate violence in Manipur Supreme Court can’t be a platform

To escalate violence in Manipur Supreme Court can't be a platform

Imphal: The Supreme Court cannot be used as a platform to escalate tensions in Manipur, the Supreme Court on July 10 made clear that it would take the law and order instruments in its hands to reduce violence.
A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha said that at most it can give directions to the authorities to improve the situation and for that it needs help and positive suggestions from various groups.
“Give us some positive suggestions by Tuesday to improve the situation and we will ask the Center and the Manipur government to consider it,” the bench had earlier told various groups in Manipur, as it gave a status report. taken on record. The chief secretary of the state on the current situation in the violence-hit state.
The Supreme Court also asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Manipur government, to take directions on a circular issued in June, through which it asked state government employees to report for duty or face pay cuts. said to
On July 3, the Supreme Court directed the Manipur government to submit an updated status report detailing the steps taken for rehabilitation, improving the law and order situation and recovery of weapons in the state affected by ethnic violence.
At least 150 people have been killed and hundreds injured since communal violence erupted in the state on May 3, when the Meiteis community in the hill districts protested against their demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. A ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organized to do this. .
Meiteis constitute about 53% of Manipur’s population and live mostly in the Imphal Valley. Tribal Nagas and Kukis constitute another 40 percent of the population and live in the hilly districts.

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