Manipur crisis real cause appears: Biren

Imphal: Real cause of Manipur Crisis has appeared, the current crisis in Manipur is not a clash between ethnic group and not a law-and-order issue of the state, but purely a war against the Indian Union by Myanmar and Bangladesh based Kuki militants in collaboration with militant groups operating in Manipur.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh said this while briefing reporters at his secretariat on Sunday evening.

“The current crisis was instigated by a group of people who want to disintegrate the state, but shown as ethnic or communal clash, or religion based, or between majority and minority, however, with the voice of people, the real cause has come up,” he added.

The issue is war against the Indian Union, the central government will further take up necessary measures to tackle it, Biren said.

CBI has arrested four persons from Henglep, Churachandpur district in connection with the brutal killing of Phijam Hemajit and Hijam Linthoingambi. They were Paominlun Haokip, S Malsawn Haokip, Lhingneichong Baite and Tinnuphing, Biren said.

Biren lauded the swift action taken by the CBI team including Army, Paramilitary forces and the state police and arresting the culprits involved in the heinous crime in a short period of time. He reiterated the firm stance of the state government to make sure that the culprits are given stringent punishment as per law.

The chief minister reminded that state forces including Manipur Police, IRB and Manipur Rifles were the one fighting in the frontline against armed miscreants in the periphery areas. There was loss of lives of personnel of state force and many got injured, he stated, appealing to the public to not have a negative view on state force.

Biren appealed to the public to obey the rule of law like seeking permission from concerned deputy commissioners while carrying out protests and rallies. He said misunderstanding and confrontation between protesters and security forces could be avoided, if rules are followed.

Biren condoled the demise of Ima Memchoubi, president of Poirei Leimarol Meira Paibi Apunba Lup on Sunday, stating her death is a big loss for the people of Manipur.

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