Only a few sporadic incidents of violence have been reported in Manipur in the last 12 hours, largely foiled by the prompt response of the army and Assam Rifles, a press release stated today.
The army and Assam Rifles were requisitioned by the Manipur government on the night of May 3-4 in the immediate aftermath of the inter-community clashes.
“Prompt response by security forces led to rescuing of civilians of all communities from various minority pockets of areas affected by violence,” the security release said. “As a result of a proactive and timely response, Churachandpur, KPI, Moreh and Kakching are now under firm control with no major violence reported since yesterday night.”
However, there has been sporadic incidents of violence in Imphal East and Imphal West with arson and attempts by “inimical elements to establish blockades towards which firm and synergized response coupled with induction of additional columns ensured control of security forces over the situation.”
Proactive rescue operations, conduct of flag marches, area domination, interaction with locals, influencers to reassure them of their personal safety were some of the major activities that were and are being undertaken.
Approximately 13,000 civilians have been rescued and are currently staying in various ad hoc boarding facilities specifically created for the purpose within company operating bases and military garrisons.
More than 100 columns are working towards restoring law and order in Manipur.
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