Manipur Shiv Sena president Tombi Singh has said the state government has provided emergency helpline numbers amid the unrest in the state, but complaints have been received that the emergency numbers are hard to reach.
The Manipur Shiv Sena president, speaking to the media at its state party head office at Babupara in Imphal on Sunday, appealed to the state government to take necessary steps as people go through panic when the emergency helpline numbers cannot be reached.
The Manipur Shiv Sena has also urged the state and Central government to safely evacuate those who are at relief camps simultaneously and take necessary steps to solve the issue of communal conflict in the state in time.
Singh said people need to cooperate among each other so that those who are at various relief camps can be safely evacuated. He said that many Meitei people are stranded at various relief camps in hill districts, including Moreh, Churachandpur and others; however, most of them are facing many difficulties in getting essential commodities,
Tombi said many people who are stranded in Imphal are being continuously evacuated; but no stranded people from hill districts have been evacuated yet.
The state Shiv Sena has evacuated a total of 22 students of Maharashtra including 14 students from NIT, Manipur and eight students from IIIT, Manipur under the instruction of chief minister, Maharashtra Ek Nath Sindhe on Sunday. One of the students, Vikash Sharma from Maharashtra, is studying at NIT, Imphal.
Manipur appreciated chief minister and deputy chief minister of Maharashtra along with state Shiv Sena Manipur Pradesh president for timely evacuating them.
Another student from Maharashtra told the media that most of the students were in panic due to the present situation in Manipur. They contacted chief minister of Maharashtra and with the timely support from state Shiv Sena Manipur State Unit they will be evacuated to Maharashtra.
He said that it is not that people of Manipur will harm them, but with the shortage of essential commodities in the hostel and the burning situation they started feeling unsafe. The evacuated students were to depart from Imphal to Maharashtra on Sunday evening, he said.