Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee expressed concern over the situation in violence-hit Manipur on Thursday, and urged the Prime Minister and Home Minister to take steps to restore peace in the northeastern state.
The Trinamool Congress supremo also urged the people of Manipur to remain calm and maintain peace.
“I am very concerned about the situation in Manipur. Politics More elections can wait but first our beautiful state Manipur has to be protected. I urge PM (Narendra) Modi and Amit Shah (Home Minister) to take steps to restore peace there. Banerjee tweeted, if we burn humanity today, we will not be human tomorrow.
The Manipur government on Thursday issued a ‘shoot at sight’ order in “extreme cases” to contain the escalating violence between tribals and the majority Meitei community, which has displaced over 9,000 people from their villages.
Fifty-five columns of the Army and the Assam Rifles had to be deployed to contain the widespread riots that spread throughout Manipur.
The Centre, which is monitoring the situation in Manipur, also sent teams of the Rapid Action Force (RAF), a special force to handle the riots, for deployment in the violence-hit areas of the northeastern state.
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