About 130 more people stranded at different relief camps in Imphal were received at Peace Ground, Tuibong, Churachandpur on Saturday, while about 10 others stranded in the district were given safe passage to Imphal, official sources said.
The Churachandpur District Administration said in a release that it is all set to receive people who are stranded outside the district. It is also working to facilitate the passage of people who are stranded in Churachandpur to other districts, it said.
It stated that in an effort to bring back normalcy in the district, it has been reaching out to CSOs constantly and closely working with the state authority to ensure uninterrupted supply of basic needs to the public.
The release stated that the district administration also extended assistance to relief camps run by philanthropic organisations.
“Close security coordination has been maintained among all forces present in the district, and routine flag marches have been taken out by the security forces,” the administration said.
The curfew was relaxed in Churachandpur for five hours on Saturday, from 6 am to 11 AM. Vegetable vendors and roadside fruit vendors, along with other shopkeepers, started opening their shops. Diesel autorickshaw services and other means of public transportation started plying during curfew relaxation hours. The public is seen forming long queues at ATM booths.
On Friday, the Churachandpur District Administration said it received about 250 people from relief camps in Imphal and facilitated the free passage of about 30 individuals who were sheltered at different locations in the district. The curfew was relaxed for five hours from 6 am to 11 am on Friday. Nute Bazar and Zenhang Bazar were opened for the first time after the unrest.
The District Administration also appealed to all concerned to maintain peace and refrain from spreading misinformation that may cause a breach of peace. It also urged all to desist from acts and activities that can cause disturbances. Facts can be ascertained with the district administration at any time, the release stated.