A day after the violence, the situation in Manipur is calm but tense

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Imphal. The situation in ethnic conflict-hit Manipur remained calm but tense after a day of sudden clashes and firing between militants and security forces. Officials gave this information on Monday.

He said that three more people died while undergoing treatment in different hospitals, taking the death toll to five in the clashes that took place a day earlier on Monday. An official said that the Imphal Valley. And army and security forces have been deployed in the surrounding districts. The search operation of the paramilitary forces is going on.

He said the army’s operation was aimed at finding and seizing illegal arms caches. Police said on Sunday that at least two people were killed in separate incidents of firing on people and clashes between militants and security forces. killed and 12 wounded.

Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh said on Sunday that around 40 heavily armed militants have been killed since the operation launched by the security forces to restore peace in the state, involved in setting fire to houses and firing on people. Officials said. The latest conflict started when the army launched a search operation to disarm the communities to restore peace.

Over 75 people have been killed in caste clashes in Manipur since the Meeti community staged a ‘tribal unity march’ in the hill districts on May 3 to protest their demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. Manipur has 53 percent of the population. For Meitei community and they mainly live in Imphal valley. Tribals – Nagas and Kukis form 40 percent of the population and live in hilly districts.

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