North East

Shah reviews Manipur law & order, meets political parties & civil society members

Imphal, May 30 (UNI & MM Bureau): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday reviewed the security situation in Manipur in a meeting with senior officials of the police, CAPFs and the Indian Army here.

Taking to Twitter, Shah said, “Peace and prosperity of Manipur is our top priority, instructed them to strictly deal with any activities disturbing the peace.”


Shah is on a three-day visit to Manipur from May 29. He also met the representatives from all political parties to find a solution to the violence. “Had a fruitful discussion with the members of the different Civil Society Organizations today in Imphal. They expressed their commitment to peace and assured that we would together contribute to paving the way to restore normalcy in Manipur,” he tweeted.

Shah visited Churachandpur and held a meeting with prominent personalities and delegation of the civil society organisations. He will visit Moreh and Kangpokpi areas of Manipur on Wednesday. He will interact with the delegations of various local groups in Moreh followed by meeting with Civil Society Organisations in Kangpokpi. Later, he will hold a security review meeting in Imphal.

In a social network platform, he said, “Held a meeting with a group of women leaders (Meira Paibi) in Manipur. Reiterated the significance of the role of women in the society of Manipur. Together, we are committed to ensuring peace and prosperity in the state.”

After arrival, he discussed the situation with Governor Anusuiya Uiyke and Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh, Cabinet ministers and officials.

A state official said the governor met a cross section of the society, including leaders of various women organizations, civil societies, and eminent personalities. The decision of the joint meetings between central and state leaders and officials was to restore normalcy and bring peace to the state at the earliest.

It was decided to take necessary action to improve the law-and-order situation and build confidence among the public, state information office said. It was also decided to expedite relief measures and make essential items like petrol, LPG gas, rice and other daily requirements available to the common people.

For all those who died, Rs 10 lakh compensation , Rs 5 lakh to be borne by the State and Rs 5 lakh by the Centre and a job to the next of kin will be provided. Telephone lines with the help of BSNL will be installed to dispel rumours. Amit Shah will also visit some places to meet the affected people.

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