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Manipur govt announces ex-gratia and compensation for the victims

Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by SPN Editor

Imphal (SPN) | Manipur govt announced ex-gratia and compensation for the victims, including Rs 5 lakh each for the next of kin of the dead, Rs 2 lakh for grievous injuries, and Rs 25,000 for non-grievous injuries.

CM N Biren also added that up to Rs 2 lakh will be provided as relief for families whose houses have been burnt down, after assessment by the authorities concerned.is taking all efforts to protect life and property without discrimination.

In a media briefing yesterday, Biren stated that 20,000 of the 35,655 stranded people in different violent hit places of Churachandpur, Kangpokpi, Moreh, Imphal East, Imphal West, and Thoubal have been evacuated so far.

He also reported that around 60 people have died and as many as 230 people have been injured in the violent conflict. At least 1,700 houses, including religious structures, have been burnt down.

While efforts are on to safely evacuate the remaining 10,000 people stranded in different districts, Biren assured that they are being provided the best possible care and support. He also appealed to all sections of the communities not to hinder the evacuation process.

For safe transportation of the stranded people, the Manipur govt has appointed three Ministers, Y Khemchand, K Govindas, and Awangbow Newmai, to oversee the processes.

The Chief Minister emphasized that all efforts are being made to protect life and property, without discrimination, across the State, and that all who are stranded at different locations are being provided with the best possible care and support in safe locations and shelter camps.

While expressing grief over the violence that has occurred, N Biren said a high-level enquiry will be conducted to fix responsibility on the persons and groups who instigated the violence and Government servants who abdicated responsibility. He also appealed to all not to spread or believe in unfounded, unverified, and baseless rumors.

Singh warned that if arms and ammunition are not returned, those found carrying and concealing them will be dealt with under serious law and Acts like the UAPA and NSA.

He lauded the Central Government and the Union Home Minister for responding immediately and sending a Security Advisor and Central Paramilitary Force to control the highly tense and volatile situation.

The Chief Minister appealed to all members of communities, local clubs, and civil society organizations to help bring peace and harmony in the State.

The situation in Manipur remains tense and volatile, with the Government continuing its efforts to restore peace and order in the State.