Shah stresses on strategic deployment of central forces to restore peace in Manipur

New Delhi, June 17 (UNI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday chaired a high-level meeting to review the security situation in Manipur here and stressed on strategic deployment of central forces to restore peace and tranquility in the state.

The Home Minister did a holistic review of security situation in Manipur and directed to ensure that no further incident of violence take place in Manipur.

The meeting was attended by the Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Director, Intelligence Bureau (IB), Chief of Army Staff (Designate) Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi, Security Advisor to Government of Manipur, Director General of Assam Rifles, Chief Secretary, Director General of Police (DGP) of Manipur and senior officials of Army and Ministry of Home Affairs, an official statement said.

The Home Minister stressed upon strategic deployment of the central forces to restore peace and tranquility in Manipur. He added that the forces will be increased, if required.

He further directed that stringent action must be taken as per law against the perpetrators of violence.

Shah also underscored the importance of coordinated approach to resolve the ongoing ethnic conflict.

He said that the Ministry of Home Affairs will talk to both the groups, Meiteis and Kukis, so as to bridge the ethnic divide, at the earliest. Government of India has been actively supporting the Manipur Government in strengthening the security situation in the state.

He asserted said that the Government of India, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is fully committed to ensure safety and security of all citizens of Manipur.

Shah also reviewed the situation in relief camps, especially in respect of proper availability of food, water, medicines and other basic amenities.

The Home Minister directed the Chief Secretary of Manipur to ensure proper health and education facilities for the displaced people and their rehabilitation.

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