DelhiDesk The Chief Minister of Manipur has shared an update on the recent violence in the state, reporting that the death toll has risen to 60 and 1700 houses have been burnt down. He has appealed for peace and calm, and the transportation of stranded people to safe locations has begun. The Supreme Court has asked the central and state governments to step up relief and rehabilitation efforts and protect places of worship. The clashes began after Naga and Kuki tribes opposed the state’s move to grant Scheduled Tribe status to the majority Hindu Metei community. Over 23,000 people have been rescued and sheltered, and helicopters and drones are being used to monitor the situation.
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👉 The Chief Minister of violence hit north-eastern state Manipur shared an update on the situation in the state.
👉 60 innocent people had lost their lives in the violence, and 1700 houses were burnt down.
👉 Transportation of stranded persons to their respective locations has started.
👉 Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been monitoring the situation.
👉 The Supreme Court asked Center and Manipur government to step up relief and rehabilitation efforts.
👉 Over 23,000 people have been rescued and sheltered in military garrisons and relief camps.
👉 Curfew was relaxed for a few hours on Monday morning in state capital Imphal.
👉 The clashes broke out after Naga and Kuki tribals opposed the state’s move to grant Scheduled Tribe status to the majority Hindu Metei community in the state.
👉 The far-flung states of northeast India have long been a tinder box of tensions between different ethnic groups.
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