Curfew was relaxed in Churachandpur in order to facilitate the public in the district, particularly town areas, to purchase essential items, including medicines and food supplies, official sources said.
Subsequent relaxations will be reviewed and notified based on the assessment of the prevailing law and order situation, stated a government order issued by the Churachandpur district administration on May 6.
Curfew was relaxed on May 6, from 3 pm to 5 pm and on May 7, from 7 am to 10 am, according to the order.
Total curfew under section 144 CrPC was imposed in violence-hit districts in the state, prohibiting movement of any person outside their respective residences as per the order issued on May 3.
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Curfew was imposed in Imphal, Bishnupur, Jiribam, Churachandpur and Moreh area in view of the unprecedented incidents of violence and arson that broke out between two communities at several places across the state.
The events that unfolded in the state since May 3 left several dead and several others injured. Houses, places of worship and other establishments were burned down at several parts of the state, including the capital Imphal, Churachandpur, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Jiribam and Moreh.
It may be mentioned that after four days of turmoil, Manipur government representatives on Saturday held talks with several tribal bodies and discussion was held for mutual exchange of those who are stranded.
During the meeting, the tribal leaders put their conditions for further talks, including relaxation of curfew from 7 am to 12 noon and new security posts at four locations. It also stated that the government should own responsibility for the present death and injury of civilians and airlifting of those injured by the Army.
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