Sonali Mishra, ADG, BSF (EC) along with four senior officers called on Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan in Imphal on Friday and briefed about the prevailing security situation in Manipur.
Mishra, while briefing about the security situation, said that 51 companies of BSF are being deployed in nine districts of Manipur to assist the administration in maintaining law and order, the Raj Bhavan stated in a release. She said, maximum deployment is in Imphal mostly in the adjoining areas of valley and hills (buffer zone) and strict vigil is being maintained to prevent any untoward incidents further.
Although, there have been resistance in discharging duties in some areas by local people mostly by womenfolk, the force is in touch with local populace and making them aware about the need to create a congenial atmosphere for restoration of peace and normalcy. Advocating the need to deploy a specific force to a specific area, ADG said, it will help to chalk out plans to face any eventuality in the area, the Raj Bhavan informed.
According to the Raj Bhavan, the Governor, while appreciating the efforts of BSF, said, security forces are meant to save/help people and therefore all forces should work in this direction. She said that there may be some issues of resistance but efforts are on to make people aware about the need to cooperate with State and Central security forces, the release stated.
The governor also said that many appeals have been made to various women organisations to cooperate with security forces while meeting them at Raj Bhavan. She asked the ADG to assess the situation in the adjoining peripheral areas and if need arises logistical assistance can be provided to the people.
The Governor said efforts are on to bring peace and normalcy by Central and State governments. She had visited many relief camps both in hills and valleys and asked the administration to provide all assistance to the people staying in the camps, the Raj Bhavan said.
Meanwhile, a team of artists led by Thoithoiba Mayanglambam of Kakching Khunou called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan on Friday and raised issues pertaining to the artist fraternity and presented a portrait of her own to the Governor painted on a Yangok.
They also requested the Governor to be the Chief Guest for Solo Arts Exhibition to be held in the last week of September in Imphal. The Governor assured to extend all possible assistance to the artist fraternity, the release from the Raj Bhavan said.
Suhel Akhtar, former Additional Chief Secretary, Manipur also called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan on Friday evening.