Manipur tragedy highlights: Chief Minister Biren Singh calls for calm in the region as the dead toll rises to 54

After fighting broke out on May 3 during a tribal protest against a court judgment about their Scheduled Tribe designation, the situation in Manipur is still tense. Protesting crowds set fire to cars, homes, schools, churches, and commercial premises after the ATSUM solidarity march on May 3, which heightened tensions throughout the state. The state’s circumstances have improved, according to the Manipur DGP, following the participation of security personnel. According to officials, as many as 54 people have died in the violence that has broken out in Manipur, according to news agency PTI. Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju stated on Saturday that the government is taking all appropriate action in response to the violence that broke out in Manipur and called it “very unfortunate.”

Authorities in Manipur’s Churachandpur district informed PTI that armed attackers shot and killed a CRPF CoBRA commando who was on leave on Friday. Following the death of constable Chonkholen Haokip, the CRPF instructed its Manipur-based employees who were on leave in their home state to “immediately” return to the closest security base accompanied by their families on Friday. 13,000 individuals were saved and sent to safe havens, according to a spokeswoman for the Defense Department. Amit Shah, the union’s home minister, met with chief minister N Biren Singh and other senior officials on Friday to discuss the Manipur situation. According to reports, the Center sent out more security personnel and anti-riot vehicles to keep the calm in the state that has seen a lot of violence.

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