Shah will reach Manipur today; Security measures strengthen in Manipur
Home Minister Amit Shah will reach Imphal this evening. Security measures have been strengthened in Imphal areas prior to his visit. He will be in Manipur for three days to initiate dialogue from all communities to restore peace and normalcy in the state.
Home Minister Amit Shah said that the crisis in Manipur arises out of a court order. He says Manipur was peaceful for the last 6 years without any bandh and blockade. He also said there was a misunderstanding in the court order and promises justice to both sides. He appeal for peace in Manipur and said peace has to return foremost. The home minister will reach Imphal today for his 3 days visit.
Adding that the center will deal firmly with those who tried to beak peace. Amit Shah said the statement at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakhetre in Guwahati while laying the foundation stone for forensic university.
Shah said those who tried to break peace will not be spared. He said peace can only be brought by the people of Manipur and the center and state govt are working for the restoration of normalcy in the state. He said misunderstandings created by the court order can be sorted out through dialogue.
An ethnic clash erupted on 3 May 2023 in India's north-eastern state of Manipur between the Meitei people, a largely Hindu majority that lives in the Imphal Valley, and the mainly Christian tribes from the surrounding hills, including the Kuki and Zo peoples.
The violence killed at least 70 people and injured at least a further 230.[
The ethnic clashes began in Churachandpur district during the "Tribal Solidarity March" called by the All Tribal Student Union Manipur (ATSUM) to protest the granting of reservations to the majority Meitei community.
The Indian Army flew in close to 10,000 troops and paramilitary forces to restore law and order. Internet services in the state were suspended for a period of more than two weeks now and Section 144 of the Indian Penal Code was invoked. The Indian troops were given "shoot on sight" orders to enforce the curfew in "extreme cases".