Manipur Violence: Govt Announces Rs. 10 Lakh Compensation Package To Those Died in Clashes
The Indian govt and the Manipur state govt have agreed to pay Rs. 10 lakh in compensation to those who lost their lives in the ethnic clash in Manipur.
IMPHAL: The Indian government and the Manipur state administration have agreed to pay Rs. 10 lakh in compensation to those who lost their lives in the ethnic unrest in Manipur. A family member of someone killed in the disturbance will also be given a job.
On the other hand, top Congress leaders met with President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday to request her assistance in restoring order to Manipur, which has been rocked by violence. They also urged for the creation of a high-level investigation commission to investigate the incident, which would be presided over by a sitting or retired Supreme Court judge.
In order to assist bring peace and normalcy to the north-eastern state, a delegation of Congress leaders led by party leader Mallikarjun Kharge met with the president and presented her with a memorandum asking for her quick intervention as well as a 12-point charter of demands.
According to officials, the centre and the state would split the settlement money of Rs. 10 lakh evenly.
The choice was decided following a late-night Monday meeting between Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The decision to disclose a remuneration package was made during that meeting, according to the authorities.
In order to lower prices, Shah's meeting also decided to guarantee that necessities like petrol, LPG gas, rice and other food products will be made widely available. Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Director of the Intelligence Bureau Tapan Kumar Deka arrived in Imphal with the home minister on Monday night's flight.
Ajay Kumar Bhalla, the home secretary, and Tapan Kumar Deka, the director of the intelligence bureau, travelled with Amit Shah to Imphal on Monday night. On Tuesday, Amit Shah will travel to Churachandpur, the location of some of the worst rioting earlier this month, where he will meet with political and civil society leaders from the Meitei and Kuki communities.
After a "Tribal Solidarity March" was arranged in the hill districts on May 3 to oppose the Meitei community's demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, ethnic violence broke out in Manipur.
There have been waves of unrest since then, including the most recent round of violence, which left at least 5 people dead on Sunday.
Tension over the displacement of Kuki people from reserve forest area had caused a number of smaller agitations before to the violence.