The All Tribal Student’s Union Manipur leaders arrested ahead of the group’s shutdown seeking the passing of Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Council Bill 2021 were released Monday evening.
In the first incident, a vehicle was set ablaze at Phougakchao Ikhai Awang Leikai in Bishnupur district. In retaliation, members of the rival group torched a vehicle in Churachandpur district, police said.
According to the police, in the first incident, a vehicle plying along Tiddim Road was set ablaze by people belonging to a particular community at Phougakchao Ikhai Awang Leikai in Bishnupur district.
The protesters, however, were dispersed by the police citing the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC. Aggrieved by the police action, the protesters erupted in fury and a confrontation ensued with the police.
The students were demanding the release of arrested leaders of All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM).
The resolutions were moved by JD(U) legislator Kh Joykishan on Friday, the last day of the budget session of the state assembly.
The private member resolutions were moved by Janata Dal-United MLA Kh Joykishan Singh on the last day of the Budget session of the Manipur Assembly.
Interestingly, the introduction of the Bills was not a part of the agenda of the House Tuesday.
The chief minister made the remark while responding to queries raised by Congress MLA Okram Surjakumar during the Question Hour of the ongoing Budget session. The Opposition MLA drew the attention of the House over the low renewal rate of the ILPS.
Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh added that most of the attacks were carried out in the election seasons.
As per the budget, the total revenue expenditure for 2022-23 has been estimated to be Rs 17,914 crore, and capital outlay projected at Rs 9,272 crore.
“After a thorough discussion with all stakeholders, the government has decided to officially close the rescue operation today,” the Manipur Chief Minister said.
Fifty-six bodies have been retrieved from under the debris. Five people, including four civilians and one Territorial Army personnel, are still missing.
The area where the landslide occurred is a ‘highly susceptible zone’ as per the National Landslide Susceptibility Mapping (NLSM) of 2019, said the report.
Citing the low vaccination rate in the state, CM Biren Singh urged eligible adults to take the vaccine as well as encourage others to do the same.
The Manipur government said the vaccine will be made available in all government Covid-19 vaccine centres for a period of 75 days.
The Superintendent of Police said the opium was found concealed in hidden compartments of the truck carrying plywoods, adding that it was worth over Rs 10 crore in the international market.
On Tuesday, 59 persons, including 26 men and 33 women, tested positive.
The disaster has so far claimed 42 lives — 27 Territorial Army personnel and 15 civilians, including railway employees, construction workers and villagers — a defence spokesperson in Guwahati said.
So far, 13 Territorial Army personnel and five civilians have been rescued.
Among the bodies recovered till now, two are confirmed to be that of the missing personnel of the 107 Territorial Army (TA) stationed at the landslide-hit camp situated near Marangching.
A statement by the Defence Public Relations Office in Imphal said columns of the Indian Army and the Assam Rifles are engaged in the rescue operations. The engineering equipment at the site too has been pressed into the rescue efforts, it stated.
The police suspect that the Myanmar nationals could have been brought to Manipur to be engaged in weaving activities as most of them were found in rooms crammed with handlooms and other weaving machines.
Biren Singh said the relief materials included three trucks carrying 135 quintals of rice, 102 bags of dal, and 120 bags of salt, among other items.
Terming the operation a huge achievement, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for the team of doctors, nurses, and other technical staff that conducted the operation at the JNIMS.