To maintain order in the northeastern state where fighting broke out during a tribal revolt on Wednesday, the Army and Assam Rifles were sent in.
On Thursday, boxing legend MC Mary Kom pleaded with the Centre to do something to stop the unrest in Manipur. To maintain order in the northeastern state where fighting broke out during a tribal revolt on Wednesday, the Army and Assam Rifles were sent in. The seasoned fighter tweeted in the small hours, “My state Manipur is burning, kindly help,” uploading images of the violence and tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
The Army and Assam Rifles were sent in throughout the night, and when they joined the state police, they were able to stop the violence by dawn, according to a spokeswoman for the defence.
He said that more individuals are being relocated to safer locations. So far, the military have provided refuge and rescue to 4,000 people from the violent regions.
Flag marches are being held to keep everything under control, the man stated.
In an effort to oppose the non-tribal Meiteis, who predominate in the Imphal Valley, seeking Scheduled Tribe (ST) designation, the All Tribal Student Union Manipur (ATSUM) organised a “Tribal Solidarity March” on Wednesday in the Torbung region of the Churachandpur district.
According to a senior police official, thousands of protesters participated in the event, which saw conflicts between tribal and non-tribal members and later expanded to neighbouring districts.