Violence in Manipur: The Army says the situation is under control and more troops have been sent

The Indian Army added that every effort is being made to get things back to normal in the Churachandpur and Imphal areas.Following clashes in some areas of Manipur, the Indian Army declared that the situation in Moreh and Kangpokpi areas had been stabilised and brought under control.

The situation in Moreh and Kangpokpi has been stabilised and brought under control. The goal is to get Churachandpur and Imphal back to normal. Officials from the Indian Army reported that the cautious build-up of extra troops in Manipur had continued.

After violence broke out on May 3 at a rally organised by the All Tribals Students Union (ATSU) Manipur to protest the demand for inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in the Scheduled Tribe category, army and paramilitary forces were deployed in Manipur, and flag marches were held to try to control the situation.

Conrad Sangma, the chief minister of Meghalaya, held an emergency meeting earlier on Thursday to safeguard the security of students from Meghalaya in response to reports of unrest in Manipur.

The CM stressed the need to secure the safety of all kids in the meeting that senior government officials were present for. He also instructed the authorities to develop a plan for the eventual evacuation of students.

The Spear Corps of the Indian Army tweeted, “Fake Videos on the Security Situation in Manipur including a video of an attack on Assam Rifles Post are being circulated by Inimical Elements for Vested Interests. #IndianArmy requests all to rely on content through Official & Verified Sources Only.”

The All Tribal Student Union Manipur (ATSUM) organised a “Tribal Solidarity March” on May 3 in the Churachandpur district’s Torbung neighbourhood to protest the Meiteis’ demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) classification, which dominates the Imphal Valley.

The state administration of Manipur has halted mobile internet service for five days in order to address the deteriorating law and order situation that has arisen as a result of tribal groups holding rallies in many districts. A night curfew has also been implemented in a number of the state’s districts in addition to the prohibition on big gatherings.