Manipur violence: Center files status report, tells SC it was necessary to maintain peace in the state


Manipur Violence: Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said in the Supreme Court today that maintaining peace and order in Manipur is a priority. 315 relief camps have been set up in the state where the victims are being kept. Police and CAPF are looking after the arrangements of these camps. The Center said these things while filing the status report. At the same time, the Supreme Court has asked the Manipur government to file a fresh status report on the violence between the Meitei and Kuki communities in the state, and fixed the matter for further hearing in the first week of July.

High Court’s order will be stayed

Chief Justice DY Chandrachud has said that the order of the Manipur High Court should be stayed, the High Court had asked the Manipur government to consider recommending the inclusion of the Meitei community in the Scheduled Tribes list.

3 crore released for relief work

The Solicitor General told the court that the state government has so far released an amount of Rs 3 crore for relief works. About 46 thousand people have been given help so far. The Central and State Government informed the Supreme Court about the situation after the Manipur violence and said that the situation is continuously improving. There were some issues on the state border, efforts are being made to resolve them so that peace can be maintained in the state.

60 died in the violence

Significantly, there were violent demonstrations in Manipur against the grant of ST status to the Meitei community, in which more than 60 people died. After violent protests, curfew had to be imposed in the state, after which the situation could be brought under control. When the situation worsened, the government had issued shoot-to-shoot orders in view of the miscreants.

Supreme Court asked to file status report

After the situation worsened, the matter reached the Supreme Court, after which the Supreme Court termed the issue as a humanitarian crisis and asked the state and central government to make necessary arrangements in the relief camps. Also asked to file a status report. It may be noted that the All Tribal Students Union of Manipur organized a march to protest against the demand for Scheduled Tribe status to the Meitei community, after which the violence broke out. People of Meitei community also started coming on the road, after which section 144 was imposed.

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