Manipur Crisis: Nearly 99 pc displaced people get safe passage

As many as 1500 people stranded at different relief camps in Imphal reached Churachandpur and another 1500 reached Imphal from Churachandpur.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 10 May 2023, 8:05 pm

(Photo: IFP)
(Photo: IFP)

With around 1,500 displaced people from the relief camp opened at the Mini Secretariat in Churachandpur town provided safe passage on Wednesday, 99 per cent of the displaced people staying in different relief centres reached Bishnupur and Imphal.

According to an official report, the around 1,500 individual were assembled from various relief camps opened in the district to the Mini Secretariat on Wednesday night to provide the safe passage.

"As there might be possibility of presence of few displaced people who cannot contact the authority, we cannot confirmed that 100 per cent of the displaced individuals got safe passage," the official report stated.

The stranded people who got safe passage on Wednesday were brought to the Loktak Christian Model High School at Moirang, Bishnupur district and were felicitated by MLA T Robindro, MLA Th Shanti and other leaders of civil bodies.

Those who have relatives in the valley districts are allowed to leave the camp after being verified by the police while the remaining were sent to various relief camps opened at different locations of Bishnupur district as per their convenience.

Giving the credit of the safe passage to the security personnel and CSO leaders, MLA T Robindro while speaking to the media said, in this crisis, the main objective should be saving lives.

He lauded the various civil bodies who have extended aid and other relief materials to the various camps opened in Thanga AC. 


Promising every possible support from his MLA office to facilitate the stranded and those in relief camps, he appealed to all the CSOs of the state to support the government in restoration of normalcy in the state.

Meanwhile the Masaikon Charitable Trust, Nongmeibung and All Manipur Thanga Peoples' Welfare Association had extended relief materials to the camps opened in Thanga AC through the local MLA. The relief items include water tanks, medical items and monitary aid.

1500 stranded people in reach Churachandpur

Meanwhile, according to reports by IFP Correspondent in Churachandpur, as many as 1500 people stranded at different relief camps in Imphal were received at Peace Ground, Tuibong, Churachandpur on Wednesday. Similar number of people who were sheltered at relief camps here were given safe passage towards Imphal along with security convoys.

Efforts are being made to restore normalcy in Churachandpur by reaching out to local CSOs apart from maintaining close coordination among the security forces. the Churachandpur district administration stated.

The district administration said it is also working in close coordination with organisations who run relief camps by extending necessary assistance and put in place all arrangements to receive people who are stranded outside the district at Peace Ground, Tuibong. 

One person, who got safe passage from Imphal, T Khamzasei Haokip who identified himself as a bank staff posted in Imphal, narrated the incident that happened in Imphal to the media persons.

He said, during the outbreak of violence, he was provided shelter by his Meetei friend and was later escorted to a police station. From the police station, he was picked up by the Army and was kept at Laimakhong relief camp, he added.

Many other returnees, including two women from Game Village had similar stories to share where their Meetei neighbours have made efforts to save them.


On Tuesday, around 2,500 rescued people sheltered at different relief camps in Imphal reached Churachandpur and similar number of people who are at different relief camps in Churachandpur including Mini-Secretariat complex, Tuibong, were given safe repatriation of people to Imphal.

The Churachandpur District Administration stated that it was committed to taking up prompt measures to restore normalcy in the district. It said it has been working overtime both for the restoration of law and order and welfare measures for rescued people at relief camps. Efforts were also on to facilitate evacuation of people who are still at relief camps, it added.

It further said that necessary steps were in place to ensure availability of essential items to the public in coordination with the state authorities.

The district administration has also extended assistance to various civil society organisations of the district by providing rice bags for the relief camps run by them. At the same time, curfew was relaxed to enable people to purchase essential commodities.

The administration said it spared no efforts in facilitating normalcy in the district by continuously reaching out to civil society organisations and maintaining close security coordination.

Around 1,700 people were secured at different relief centres in various parts of the district, it said.

The district administration has urged all concerned to maintain peace and refrain from spreading misinformation that can cause law and order issue in the district.

Also Read: Common people struggle to meet daily needs as banks, ATMs remain closed amid unrest in Manipur


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IMPHAL, Manipur


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