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Manipur Violence News LIVE: BJP MLA brutally attacked, I-T officer killed, sporadic violent events witnessed on Friday

Manipur Violence News Live: The Indian Army said that the situation in Moreh and Kangpokpi areas was brought under control and is stable, while all efforts are underway to restore normalcy in Imphal and Churachandpur area.

Vandalism and arson occurred in several districts of Manipur as tensions grip the northeastern state amid widespread protests against the demand for the inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in the ST category, on Thursday. (ANI)Premium
Vandalism and arson occurred in several districts of Manipur as tensions grip the northeastern state amid widespread protests against the demand for the inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in the ST category, on Thursday. (ANI)

In Manipur, violence broke out between tribals and the majority Meitei community which has displaced over 9,000 people from their villages. The 'shoot at sight' order was issued on Thursday by the Governor of the northeastern state who said all magistrates could issue the order when persuasion, warning, and reasonable force "have been exhausted and the situation could not be controlled".

The army and Assam Rifles staged flag marches in the Khuga, Tampa, and Khomaujanbba areas of Churachandpur. Flag marches were also carried out in Mantripukhri, Lamphel, Koeirangi area of Imphal Valley, and Sugnu in Kakching district on Thursday. 

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05 May 2023, 11:04:01 PM IST

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05 May 2023, 10:26:13 PM IST

I-T dept officer dragged from home, killed: IRS Association

The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Association on Friday informed thataAn Income Tax department official who was posted in Imphal was "dragged out" of his official residence and killed during the current spate of violence in Manipur.

In a tweet, the association strongly condemned "the dastardly act of violence resulting in the death of Sh. Letminthang Haokip, Tax Assistant in Imphal".

"No cause or ideology can justify the killing of an innocent public servant on duty. Our thoughts are with his family in this difficult hour," it said.

The association attached a photo of Haokip, saying he was "dragged out from his official quarter in Imphal by Meitei miscreants and beaten to death".

The association is an all-India body of the Income-tax department.

05 May 2023, 10:05:04 PM IST

Manipur appoints security advisor amid violence

The DGP of Manipur,P Doungel, informed that the situation in the violence torn Manipur has improved from what it was ‘2-3 days back’. He further stated that many forces have landed int he hilly state including CRPF, and BSF for better coordination of police. 

05 May 2023, 10:02:03 PM IST

‘We have received strict orders that…’: DGP, Manipur

The DGP, Manipur on Friday confirmed that BJP MLA Vungzagin Valte was attacked by protesters, and taken to hospital. The cop further noted that the MLA was airlifted out of the state in a critical condition. 

He also added that the MLA is in a stable condition now. 

05 May 2023, 09:53:16 PM IST

BJP MLA in critical condition after protesters attack him

BJP MLA Vungzagin Valte was attacked by protesters in violence-hit Manipur on Thursday. He was admitted in a critical condition to RIMS, Imphal. On Friday reports suggested that the three time MLA from Thanlon in Pherzawl district was in a stable condition. 

Valte was returning from a meeting with Chief Minister N Biren Singh to his official residence when a mob attacked him. 

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05 May 2023, 09:42:55 PM IST

Sporadic clashes witnessed on Friday

Despite the uneasy calm in the violence torn Imphal Valley in Manipur, sporadic violent incidents were reported in the state. 

According to rpeorts, a total of 13,000 people were rescued and shifted to safe shelters, some in army camps as the army brought Churachandpur, Moreh, Kakching and Kangpokpi districts under its “firm control".

05 May 2023, 06:47:52 PM IST

CPI has urged the Centre to initiate dialogue in Manipur

The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday urged the Centre to initiate dialogue in Manipur. They alleged that the violence that has broken out in the state is the result of the policy of "dividing the people".

Clashes broke out in the state after a demonstration by tribal groups against a move to grant Scheduled Tribe status to the Meiteis that the residents of the hills had been enjoying for decades since Independence.

05 May 2023, 06:46:22 PM IST

‘We handled Punjab, but they..’CM Kejriwal's jibe at BJP

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Friday took a dig at BJP government in Centre. He said, “We handled border state like Punjab but they are unable to handle Manipur"

05 May 2023, 05:15:49 PM IST

Fulfil your duty: Cong tells PM Modi

The Indian National Congress on Friday hit out at prime Minister Narendra Modi and took a jibe at him campaigning in Karnataka for the upcoming assembly elections. 

The Mallikarjun Kharge led party told PM Modi to fulfill his duty towards the violence hit state. They als sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah's sacking for his "complete failure" in maintaining peace in the northeastern state.

The Congress also demanded President's rule in Manipur.

This would eb the second such demand after RJD MP Manoj Jha.

05 May 2023, 04:32:03 PM IST

Over 1000 evacuated from Manipur, enter Assam

According to reports, more than 1000 people from violence hit Manipur have been evacuated and have entered into Cachar district of Assam to take shelter.

The Cachar district administration has made all arrangements for the refugees and has provided food and drinking water facilities in various parts of the district.

05 May 2023, 03:32:55 PM IST

11,000 civilians evacuated, confirms Indian Army

The Indian Army on Friday said, “When the violence erupted in Manipur from 3rd May onwards, Army and Assam Rifles immediately responded to distress calls and evacuated over 11,000 civilians into their garrisons. All basic amenities including food, shelter and medical assistance are being provided"

05 May 2023, 03:19:58 PM IST

RJD MP Manoj Jha asks for President rule in Manipur

RJD MP Manoj Jha on Friday wrote to President Droupadi Murmu expressing concern over the violence that has ensued in the East Indian state. The MP also sought that President's Rule be imposed in the state. 

Jha alleged that the state government has "failed" to maintain law and order.

The demand from the Rajya Sabha MP came a day after the Manipur government issued 'shoot at sight' orders to contain spiralling violence in the state between tribals and the majority Meitei community which has displaced over 9,000 people from their villages.

05 May 2023, 03:10:38 PM IST

Zoramthanga assures Mizoram people will be evacuated from Manipur

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga assured that his state government is taking steps to evacuate people from the state stranded in violence-hit Manipur. 

The Chief Minister also said that the safety of the people of Manipur living in Mizoram. He urged the central and Manipur governments to make more efforts to end the mob violence in the northeastern state.

05 May 2023, 02:51:38 PM IST

Amit Shah keeping watch on Manipur situation

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been closely monitoring the situation in riot-torn Manipur. The Union minister is reportedly in constant touch with top functionaries of the state and central governments.

Shah, who is in Delhi, is also taking regular inputs from security and intelligence agencies about the Manipur situation, which remained peaceful but tense on Friday.

05 May 2023, 01:58:12 PM IST

Sikkim CM speaks to his Manipur counterpart

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Friday spoke to his Manipur counterpart N Biren Singh and urged him to take care of the Sikkimese students and citizens staying in the state.

Singh assured Tamang that the Manipur government will provide all possible assistance to the Sikkimese students and citizens in Manipur, the Sikkim CM said in a social media post.

05 May 2023, 01:40:40 PM IST

Imphal Valley peaceful but tense; gunfights between militants and security forces in hills

The Imphal Valley in Manipur remained peaceful but tense on Friday, however intermittent gunfights between militant groups and security forces were reported from the hill districts surrounding the valley.

The exchanges of fire between militant groups, who have involved themselves in the ethnic clashes in the state, and security forces were reported at Kangvai in Churachandpur district, western hill range of Phougakchao in adjoining Bishnupur district and Dolaithabi and Pukhao in Imphal East district, a senior police officer said.

05 May 2023, 01:21:59 PM IST

Army called to calm violent protests in India’s Manipur State

The army has been called in to patrol the streets across large parts of India’s northeastern Manipur state and the government has shut down access to the internet to quell violence that erupted over access to affirmative action benefits.

Anger first erupted between the area’s largely-Christian tribal groups and the majority Meitei Hindu residents Tuesday over a demand that Meiteis’ also be granted access to jobs and university seats set aside for tribespeople under India’s affirmative action guarantees.

05 May 2023, 01:04:55 PM IST

Manipur: CRPF officers tasked to oversee security forces, RAF deployment

At least five Deputy Inspector General (DIG) rank officers and seven senior superintendent of police (SSP) and SP rank officers of the CRPF have been tasked to coordinate deployment of various security forces in violence-hit Manipur, official sources said.

The Centre has rushed in about 20 fresh companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including the CRPF and the BSF, in the wake of the spiralling violence between tribals and the majority Meitei community leading to displacement of more than 9,000 people from their villages.

05 May 2023, 12:41:38 PM IST

‘Around 150 students of Tripura are there’ Tripura CM Manik Saha on the situation in Manipur

Around 150 students of Tripura are there. We are contacting them. I've called a meeting today. We are also in touch with the guardians. We've also started helpline numbers. I can say that the students are safe: Tripura CM Manik Saha on the situation

05 May 2023, 12:39:34 PM IST

16 arrested over Kuki-Meitei brawl in Meghalaya

At least 16 people were arrested over a brawl between students from Kuki and Meitei communities in the Meghalaya capital, police said on Friday. They study in colleges and universities in Shillong. "A group fight took place in Nongrim Hills area of Shillong between students belonging to Kuki and Meitei communities from Manipur on Thursday night," East Khasi Hills district Superintendent of Police Sylvester Nongtnger told PTI. Two people received minor injuries in the brawl, he said.

Police quelled the fight and took 16 people in custody, the SP added, while warning people against vitiating peace in the state capital. Violence between Meiteis and tribals took place in various parts of Manipur after a rally protesting the Meitei demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) tag turned violent, leading to retaliation, thus aggravating the situation.

05 May 2023, 12:36:50 PM IST

Manipur Violence: Situation under control, flag marches in Churachandpur other areas underway: Indian Army

Following the violence in the northeastern state, the Indian Army on Friday said that the situation in Manipur has been brought under control through coordinated actions by all stakeholders.

"The situation has been brought under control through coordinated actions by all stakeholders. IAF undertook continuous sorties from two airfields in Assam employing C17 Globemaster and AN 32 aircraft," Indian Army stated.

05 May 2023, 12:17:12 PM IST

Amit Shah to closely monitor situation in violence-hit Manipur

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has cancelled all his programmes for the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka in the wake of clashes reported in parts of Manipur, sources said.

According to the sources, Shah who is closely monitoring the situation in Manipur, is expected to continue to hold meetings with authorities in the state, about the prevailing scene and measures being taken to restore normalcy.

On Thursday, Shah called off all his election-bound meetings, and held multiple meetings via video conferencing and also spoke to chief ministers of the north-east states on maintaining law and order situation. (ANI)

05 May 2023, 11:59:04 AM IST

Manipur violence: CM Biren Singh talks to Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga, urges him to appeal for peace

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday had a telephonic conversation with his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga and urged him to appeal for peace in the wake of the recent violence.

Mizoram Chief Minister's Office (CMO) sources told ANI that the two CMs spoke for more than 45 minutes on the violent situation in the state of Manipur.

"The Manipur CM asked Zoramthanga to make an appeal for peace as he is one of the most senior politicians in the region and one of the most senior chief ministers of the north-east region," a source in the Mizoram CMO told ANI.

05 May 2023, 11:42:08 AM IST

Uneasy calm prevails in Manipur amid heavy security

The Indian Army on Thursday said that the situation in the Moreh and Kangpokpi areas of Manipur was brought under control and is now stable. All efforts are underway to restore normalcy in Imphal and Churachandpur areas too, the Army stated.

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05 May 2023, 11:27:41 AM IST

Northeast Frontier Railway cancels all Manipur-bound trains following violence

In the wake of clashes in parts of Manipur, the Northeast Frontier Railways has cancelled all Manipur-bound trains considering the law and order situation in the Northeastern state.

"No trains are entering Manipur till the situation is improved. The decision has been taken after the Manipur government advised to stop train movement," Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Northeast Frontier Railway told ANI.

05 May 2023, 11:13:33 AM IST

Assam CM directs Cachar admin to take care of displaced Manipur families

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday directed the Cachar district administration to take care of Manipur violence-affected families that have sought refuge in the state.

"Several families affected by the recent incidents in Manipur have sought refuge in Assam. I have requested the District Administration of #Cachar to take care of these families," the CM tweeted.

05 May 2023, 11:01:44 AM IST

All you need to know about Manipur violence

To tackle the worsening law and order situation after tribal groups took out rallies in several districts of Manipur, the state government has suspended mobile internet for five days. Along with a ban on large gatherings, a night curfew too has been imposed in several districts of the state.

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05 May 2023, 10:44:39 AM IST

Manipur: More troops deployed from Nagaland to violence-hit areas

Fifty-five columns of Army and Assam Rifles were deployed and more troops were brought in from Nagaland by road while IAF flew in reinforcements from Tezpur and Guwahati in Assam, defence officials said.

Two shopping malls in New Checkon and Chingmeirong areas of Imphal city were vandalised and torched by an angry mob on Thursday evening.

05 May 2023, 10:29:09 AM IST

Uneasy calm in violence-hit Manipur amid heavy presence of security forces

An uneasy calm prevailed in Manipur on Friday morning as no fresh violence was reported overnight between communities amid heavy presence of security forces, police said.

However, gunfights were reported between security forces and hill-based militants in various parts of the state, they said.

05 May 2023, 10:10:42 AM IST

Why is Manipur burning?

On Wednesday, the All Tribal Student Union Manipur (ATSUM) held a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ in 10 districts. They were protesting the demands by the non-tribal Meiteis for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, who are in the majority in the state.

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05 May 2023, 09:57:22 AM IST

Troops deployed to Indian state after protests kill six

Indian authorities deployed hundreds of military personnel and cut off internet services to a northeastern region on Thursday, after the deaths of six people in violent ethnic clashes.

The troops were sent to the state of Manipur, along the border with Myanmar, after a protest march by tribal groups turned violent on Wednesday.

"Curfew has been imposed... situation is tense but is now under control," Awangbow Newmai, a Manipur government minister, told AFP. He confirmed the death toll.

05 May 2023, 09:48:44 AM IST

Arunachal Pradesh govt in talks with Manipur after violence

05 May 2023, 09:33:38 AM IST

Tripura govt opens helpline numbers

05 May 2023, 09:22:47 AM IST

Manipur violence: Amit Shah speaks to CMs of neighbouring states

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday spoke to the chief ministers of the neighbouring states of Manipur and held two meetings with top central and state functionaries through video conference to review the situation there following violence between tribals and the majority Meitei community, sources said.

The home minister, who is closely monitoring the situation in Manipur, held telephonic conversation with Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of Nagaland, Zoramthanga of Mizoram and Himanta Biswa Sarma of Assam), the sources said.

05 May 2023, 09:10:57 AM IST

BJP's politics of hate responsible for Manipur violence, PM must focus on restoring peace: Cong

The Congress on Thursday alleged "Manipur is burning" as the BJP has created fissures among communities with its "politics of hate", as Rahul Gandhi called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to focus on restoring peace and normalcy in the state.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge appealed to the people of Manipur to exercise restraint and let peace prevail.

05 May 2023, 08:59:49 AM IST

Internet suspended, ‘shoot at sight’ order issued amid Manipur violence

The Manipur government has issued “shoot at sight" orders to contain the widespread violence in the state between tribals and the majority Meitei community, in which at least persons have died and over 9,000 displaced. As the violence erupted, 55 columns of the Army and Assam Rifles were deployed in the state. The Army also staged flag marches across the violence-hit parts in Manipur.

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05 May 2023, 08:41:27 AM IST

Manipur violence: ‘My state is burning’, Mary Kom 

Indian boxing superstar MC Mary Kom on Thursday expressed concern over Manipur violence and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s help to tackle the worsening law and order situation.

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05 May 2023, 08:25:55 AM IST

Northeast Frontier Railway has stopped all Manipur-bound trains

"No trains are entering Manipur till the situation is improved. The decision has been taken after the Manipur government advised to stop train movement, says Sabyasachi De, CPRO of NF Railway to ANI. 

05 May 2023, 08:09:07 AM IST

‘People should bring their concerns to govt, cooperate with authorities’: Manipur governor

Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Thursday appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony in the state.

The Northeast state has been on the boil in the wake of violence around rallies taken out by tribal communities.

"I am very pained with the violent incidents in Manipur over the past two days. I appeal the people to maintain peace, tranquillity and harmony I appeal the people to not take part in any violence or arson activity, and not to pay heed to any rumours. The people should bring up their concerns to the government and cooperate with the authorities. I pay condolence to those who died in the violence, and wish for the recovery of those injured," the Governor said.

05 May 2023, 07:55:17 AM IST

Assam CM's statement on Manipur violence

“I am in constant communication with CM N Biren Singh and have pledged the full support of the Assam Govt during this hour of crisis," Sarma tweeted. 

05 May 2023, 07:39:57 AM IST

Meghalaya govt putting in place helpline for students studying in Manipur

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma called an urgent meeting on Thursday to ensure the safety of students from Meghalaya following reports of violence in Manipur.

In the meeting attended by senior government officials, the CM highlighted that the safety of all students must be ensured. He also directed the officials to come up with a plan for the evacuation of students if the situation arises.

Sangma said that over 200 residents of Meghalaya are studying in Manipur and that the Government is putting in place a helpline for students or family members to reach out to in case of emergencies.

05 May 2023, 07:24:53 AM IST

Manipur violence: Indian Army sounds alert amid circulation of fake videos online

Following the disruption of law and order in Manipur after tribal groups took out rallies in several districts, the Indian Army urged the citizens to rely only on content through official and verified sources.

This comes after the Indian Army cautioned about several fake videos on the security situation in Manipur were being circulated.

05 May 2023, 07:11:14 AM IST

Indian Army's efforts to bring situation under control in Manipur

The Indian Army on Thursday said that the situation in the Moreh and Kangpokpi areas of Manipur was brought under control and is now stable. All efforts are underway to restore normalcy in Imphal and Churachandpur areas too, the Army stated.

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05 May 2023, 06:58:47 AM IST

Situation under control, efforts underway to restore normalcy, says Indian Army

In the wake of clashes in parts of Manipur, the Indian Army said that the situation in Moreh and Kangpokpi areas was brought under control and is stable.

The Indian Army further said that all efforts are underway to restore normalcy in Imphal and Churachandpur area.

"Situation in Moreh and Kangpokpi brought under control and it is stable. All efforts are underway to restore normalcy in Imphal and Churachandpur. The precautionary build-up of additional troops in Manipur continued," said Indian Army officials.

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