Curfew relaxed in parts of Manipur

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Nakul Shivani | Date 26-05-2023
Paramilitary forces patrolling the streets in Manipur
Paramilitary forces patrolling the streets in Manipur



Curfew has been relaxed in East and West Manipur from 5 am to 12 noon on May 26, according to a notification of the Manipur Government.

People can move out of their residences subject to the condition that they will not be allowed to gather for any purpose other than to purchase essential items. including medicines and food supplies, the notification read.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit on May 29. On Thursday Shah appealed for peace in the State and said he would visit the north-eastern state soon and talk to people of both communities involved in the violence.

"There were clashes in Manipur after verdict of a court. I would appeal to both groups they should maintain peace, justice will be done with everyone. I will myself go to Manipur after few days and will stay there for three days and will talk to people of Manipur for establishing peace," Amit Shah said at an event in Guwahati yesterday.

Three incidents of fresh violence have been reported on Wednesday in Kadangband of Imphal West district, officials said. Security was tightened in the area after the violence, the officials added.

Manipur has seen ethnic violence with chief minister N Biren Singh stating earlier this month that around 60 people have lost their lives. Houses have also been burnt during the violence with new incidents also reported from some parts of the State.

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Opposition parties have accused the BJP government in the state of having failed to maintain peace and order and said that thousands of people in the state have been rendered homeless.