IMPHAL: Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Wednesday visited and distributed relief materials at the relief camps in Imphal and enquired about the prevailing conditions of displaced people in the camps.
In the aftermath of the unwanted violent clash on May 3 in Churachandpur and subsequent districts of Manipur, where several valuable human lives were lost and many sustained injuries coupled with dislocation of thousands of people, subsequently various relief camps were opened in different parts of the state.
The governor first visited the relief camp at KhumanLampak Sports Complex where she met with the displaced people who were mainly from Moreh and Churachandpur districts and enquired about the prevailing conditions.
She spoke to the victims and assured them that the government is working round the work for the safety and security of the people of the state and said all possible help will be extended for immediate relief and rehabilitation.
After interacting with the people in the camp, talking to the media, the governor stated that all efforts are put in place for relief and rehabilitation of the displaced people residing at various relief camps set up in the state.
She highlighted that confidence building measures is need of the hour to remove the fear psychosis in the minds of the people.
She mentioned that the State Level Relief Committee consisting of representatives of various political parties, CSOs, NGOs along with representatives of different communities and central forces will be formed to look after the overall relief works in the state.
The committee will assess the damage in different areas and required compensation and rehabilitation works will be taken up. The committee will also work to remove misunderstanding among the communities and it will work for instilling mutual understanding among the communities.
The governor also reiterated on the need for the formulation of a State Level Peace committee including representatives from all communities, political parties, ministers, MLAs, Assam Rifles etc.
When asked about the follow up actions about vandalism, arson and human casualties, the governor said a judicial committee will be constituted and which will enquire about the incidents and those found involved or guilty will be punished.
She continued that the union government is fully committed to ensure the safety and security of the people of the state. She said union home minister Amit Shah is in touch with the state government and adequate security forces have been provided to ensure security and they are working round the clock.
She thanked the security forces for their efforts to ensure peace and security and also for their contribution in relief works.
Later, the governor went to relief camp at 143 Bn, CRPF at Lamphelpat and enquired about the displaced people from Langol and adjoining areas which have been taking shelter there.
The governor heard about their grievances and assured them that all possible help will be extended for their relief and rehabilitation.
Speaking to the media there, the governor assured that government is committed to bring peace and tranquillity in the state immediately. She appealed to all the stakeholders to co-operate and work together to ensure peace and normalcy in this hour.
She further added that she is in touch with the union home minister, chief minister, chief secretary, Assam Rifles, CRPF, Army, political parties and social organisations etc. all efforts are in place for returning peace and normalcy in the state.
The governor distributed relief materials consisting of drinking water, dal, vegetables, juices, sanitary pads and baby foods.