Situation in Manipur is returning to normalcy with no reports of untoward incident, and as many as 30,000 stranded people have been evacuated, while a total of 288 arms and 6,700 ammunitions have been recovered till 6 pm Wednesday, state Information and Public Relation Minister Sapam Ranjan said.
The minister, briefing mediapersons at the DIPR office in Imphal on Wednesday, appealed for surrender of remaining arms and ammunition that were reportedly snatched during the communal violence that erupted on May 3 and 4.
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Also saying that "tensions are subsiding, except rumours," the minister appealed to the public to support and unite to bring total normal and peace in the state.
Appealing to the people to stop spreading rumours, he informed that surveillance is continuing. Now the most stressful task is that of evacuation of stranded people across Manipur.
However, 5300 more stranded people have been evacuated and in total almost about 30,000 stranded people evacuated. And, total 288 arms and 6700 ammunition have been recovered till 6 pm.
Also, 2413 total students from other states have been evacuated. And, 100 vehicles stranded at Senapati road have moved, he said, adding that a total of 209 relief camps have been opened across the state, including private relief camps.
At Khuman Lampak relief camp and CRPF camp, Chief Minister N Biren Singh visited and interacted with the stranded people, the minister informed.
The chief minister, while interacting with the stranded people assured that ‘damage will be taken care of by the government’, the minister informed.
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