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Manipur Violence: Schools to Reopen, Troops Deployed for Farmers’ Protection

CM Biren Singh Announces Resumption of Junior and Middle Schools in Manipur Amidst Violence

Manipur Violence: Schools for classes 1 to 8 to reopen on July 5

In the wake of ongoing violence, Manipur’s Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced the reopening of schools for classes 1 to 8 starting from July 5. Additionally, increased security personnel will be deployed to safeguard farmers from the Meitei and Kuki communities. Following ethnic clashes that began in May, the closure of schools had been ordered by the state government.

During a press conference, CM N Biren Singh stated that additional state forces have been mobilized to ensure the safety of farmers, enabling agricultural activities to resume. As part of this effort, bunkers set up across hill and valley districts will be dismantled.

The Supreme Court has demanded a comprehensive status report from the Manipur government regarding the measures taken to curb ethnic violence. The court has also sought information on rehabilitation camps for affected individuals, deployment of forces, and the current law and order situation.

In the latest wave of violence, unidentified gunmen engaged in a fatal exchange of fire with village volunteers in Manipur’s Bishnupur district. Three volunteers were tragically killed, with two bodies initially discovered and the third later recovered. This incident further highlights the urgent need for measures to restore peace and stability in the region.

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