After an advisory issued by Peace Accord MNF Returnees’ Association (PAMRA) to the Meiteis inhabiting in Mizoram to return to Manipur for safety’s sake, 79 displaced Meiteis reached Imphal on Monday. They were taking shelter at two relief camps of Cachar district of Assam.
General secretary, BJP Manipur, K Sarat Kumar told the media at state party office on Monday that under the initiatives of state government and state BJP party, a total of 79 displaced people, including infants who were taking shelter at two different relief camps opened at Sonai and Binnakandi of Cachar district, Assam, were airlifted to Imphal starting Sunday.
He said the displaced people were airlifted through choppers.
As most of the displaced people have relatives here in Imphal, they have been put up with them, he said, adding that those who do not have relatives and homes in Imphal will be kept at relief camps open here in Imphal.
Earlier, a release by the All Assam Manipuri Students' Union mentioned that the exodus of Meiteis from Mizoram had begun following a warning issued by surrendered militant group PAMRA.
It is regretful to learn how Mizoram (both government and elite groups) is involved in fuelling the violence from the beginning when Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) issued a threatening notice to the Meiteis living in Mizoram on April 30 even before the Kuki narco terrorist declared war upon native Meiteis in Manipur on May 3, the student body said.