A mob attempted to attack Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s ancestral home in Manipur despite increased security and curfew in the Imphal valley. The government imposed a 5-day internet service suspension and declared all state-run schools closed until Friday. Security forces successfully thwarted the attempt, stopping them 100-150 meters from the residence. Over 20 Manipur MLAs are in Delhi, appealing to the central government to punish those responsible for the kidnapping and murder of two young people. The unrest in Manipur has led to over 180 deaths and several hundred injuries.
Mob Attempts to Attack the CM’s Ancestral Home
According to PTI, the police urged the students to work with them to keep the peace and restore normalcy, warning that “any criminals taking benefit of present circumstances will get tightly dealt with by police.”
The revitalized violence in Manipur
A mob attempted to attack Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s empty ancestral home on Thursday night amid the refreshed violence that broke out in Manipur, despite a security crackdown and curfew in the Imphal valley. Monday saw the start of new demonstrations in Manipur after footage of the corpses of two students who allegedly vanished in July went viral online.
Internet service suspension
In response, the government imposed the five-day internet service suspension as a precaution and declared that all state-run schools would remain closed until Friday. Imphal East’s nighttime curfew became somewhat loosening as per a district magistrate’s directive.
An attempt to attack CM N Biren Singh’s parental home
After a night of bloody clashes, including an attempt at striking the Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh’s empty ancestral home, the atmosphere in the Imphal valley of Manipur was relaxed but tense on Friday morning. After launching many shots of tear gas shells, security forces successfully thwarted the attempt and stopped them 100–150 meters from the residence.
CAPF hosts a meeting
Senior Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) officers met on Thursday to discuss the status of law and order in Imphal at the Manipur Police Headquarters. The forces discussed handling the public, especially students, with the minimum compel possible.
Over 20 Manipur MLAs are in Delhi
More than 20 Manipur MLAs, currently in Delhi, are appealing to the central government to punish those responsible for the kidnapping and murder of two young people in the unrest-ridden state.
On May 3, when a “Tribal Solidarity March” occurred in the hill regions as a demonstration against the greater Meitei community’s request for Scheduled Tribe status, ethnic violence broke out in Manipur, resulting in the deaths of over 180 people and the injuries of several hundred more.