Amit Shah has held several meetings after reaching Imphal.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with the Manipur cabinet late last evening and took five important decisions, which will be implemented immediately across the state as part of the peace process. Sources have given this information. The decisions are expected to help restore normalcy in the state, which has been under curfew and internet suspended since May 3. Sources said the Union minister, in a meeting with Kuki tribal leaders, has also talked about an investigation into the violence by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

According to sources, the cabinet meeting decided to take necessary action to restore law and order, speed up relief operations, give a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the families of those killed in the ethnic clashes and a job to a family member as well as reopen the telephone line of BSNL to dispel rumours.

Sources said Shah has directed officials to deal strictly with activities that disturb peace in the state.

Amit Shah has held several meetings after reaching Imphal late last evening. Besides Chief Minister N Biren Singh's cabinet, he also met the governor, security forces and administrative officials.

He also chaired an all-party meeting in Imphal this evening and appealed to politicians to help bring normalcy and communal harmony in the state.

"Reviewed the security situation in Manipur at a meeting with senior officers of Manipur Police, CAPF and Indian Army in Imphal," he tweeted.

Reviewed the security situation in Manipur in a meeting with senior officials of the Manipur Police, CAPFs and the Indian Army in Imphal. Peace and prosperity of Manipur is our top priority, instructed them to strictly deal with any activities disturbing the peace.

— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 30, 2023

Referring to the demand of 10 tribal MLAs from the state, including seven from the BJP, Shah said the territorial integrity of Manipur will not be affected at any cost and appealed to the civil society leaders to play an active role in maintaining peace and tranquillity in the state.

During a meeting in tribal-dominated Churachandpur, the home minister urged the leaders to play an active role in containing the violence and said a political solution would be initiated soon, the sources said.

Assuring a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the violence, Shah also told them that relief of 20 tonnes of rice would soon be given to the tribal communities of the state, the sources said.

During an hour-long closed-door discussion with tribal leaders, intellectuals and prominent tribal citizens in Churachandpur, Shah also spoke on bringing back normalcy in the state, sources said.

More than 80 people have been killed in ethnic clashes that began nearly a month ago with a tribal solidarity march organised by the Maitei community to protest their demand for Scheduled Tribe status.

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