Following clashes in some areas of Manipur, the Indian Army declared that the situation in Moreh and Kangpokpi areas had been stabilised and brought under control.
The Indian Army said that every attempt is being made to get things back to normal in the Churachandpur and Imphal areas.
The situation in Moreh and Kangpokpi has been stabilised and brought under control. The goal is to get Churachandpur and Imphal back to normal. Officials from the Indian Army said that the cautious build-up of extra soldiers in Manipur had continued.
They claimed that more columns were also relocated from Nagaland.
Additionally, beginning tonight from Guwahati and Tezpur, the Indian Air Force will conduct flying operations to induct additional Indian Army columns, according to the Indian Army.
After violence broke out on May 3 at a rally organised by the All Tribals Students Union (ATSU) Manipur to protest the demand for inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in the Scheduled Tribe category, army and paramilitary forces were deployed in Manipur, and flag marches were held to try to control the situation.
Following reports of violence in Manipur earlier on Thursday, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma convened an urgent meeting to ensure the security of students from Meghalaya.
Senior government officials were present at the meeting where the CM stressed the importance of ensuring the safety of all students. Additionally, he gave the officials instructions to develop a plan for evacuating students in case of emergency.
Over 200 Meghalayans are studying in Manipur, according to Sangma, and the government is setting up a helpline that students or family members can call in an emergency.
The Army urged citizens to exercise caution while viewing false films.
The Spear Corps of the Indian Army tweeted, “Fake Videos on the Security Situation in Manipur including a video of an attack on Assam Rifles post are being circulated by inimical elements for vested interests. #IndianArmy requests all to rely on content through official & verified sources only.”
The All Tribal Student Union Manipur (ATSUM) organised a “Tribal Solidarity March” on May 3 in the Churachandpur district's Torbung neighbourhood to oppose the Meiteis' quest for Scheduled Tribe (ST) classification, which dominates the Imphal Valley.
The state administration of Manipur has halted mobile internet service for five days in order to address the deteriorating law and order situation that has arisen as a result of tribal groups holding protests in many districts. A night curfew has also been implemented in a number of the state's districts in addition to the prohibition on big gatherings.