Manipur violence: Students’ safety on top
The CM emphasised the safety of all students in the meeting which was attended by senior government officials. He also asked the officials to come up with a plan for the evacuation of students if such a situation arises.
He said that Government has a helpline service for students or family members to reach out to the government in case of emergencies.
The Army urged people to be alert about fake videos.
The Spear Corps, Indian Army said in a tweet, “Fake Videos on the security situation in Manipur including a video of an attack on Assam Rifles post being circulated by inimical elements for vested interests. #IndianArmy requests all to rely on content through official & verified sources only.”
Violence broke out on May 3 during the ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ which was called by the All Tribal Student Union Manipur (ATSUM) in the Torbung area of Churachandpur district to protest the demand of Meiteis, who dominate the Imphal Valley, for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. The state government has suspended mobile internet for five days to tackle the falling law and order situation after tribal groups protest in many parts of Manipur. A night curfew has been imposed in many districts of the state along with a ban on large gatherings