Manipur Violence: Home Minister Amit Shah holds 9 key meetings, appeals for Peace
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to the violence-hit Manipur. Shah, during his visit to the North-eastern state, met people from various Civil Societies and appealed for restoring peace.
Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister landed in Imphal on Monday night at around 9:20 pm and was received by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh. Shah held a meeting with the State Cabinet and took cognizance of the deteriorating situation in the North-eastern state. The Home Minister also held several rounds of talks with the stakeholders and assured every cooperation to restore the peace along with assuring both Meiteis and Kukis of an amicable solution to the standoff.
The Union Minister for Home Affairs also met several representatives of civil society from the valley as well as the hills. From women representatives of the Ima market to intellectuals of Meira Paibi (Women torch bearers), Shah gave a peaceful hearing to the demands of each and every side. Top Sources also stated that along with the establishment of complete peace and calm in Manipur, Shah has also stressed on other crucial points. Sources further added that Shah said that a CBI enquiry will also be initiated if it is required in certain cases. As per top sources privy to the recent development, Shah has stated that he will likely again come to the state in the month of June and that he will himself monitor the situation on the ground.
On his third day of the visit, Shah is slated to visit the regions adjoining the Myanmar Border. Shah would be visiting the worst affected areas of Moreih and Kangpokpi. After he returns to Imphal, Shah will again hold a meeting in the capital before heading to the National Capital.
The total death toll from clashes since ethnic rioting began on May 3 has gone up to 80 according to state officials with three people succumbing to injuries on Monday and two being killed by firing by militants on Sunday.
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