789 arms recovered till date; COTU Kangpokpi announces to relax NH blockade for 7 days starting June 5

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Impahl: Security advisor to Manipur chief minister, Kuldiep Singh informed today that 23 more arms were recovered in the last 24 hours, making the total arms recovered so far since the Union home minister Amit Shah’s recent appeal to 202.

Moreover, 252 ammunition and 92 bombs of all kinds were also recovered during the same 24 hours period. With this, a total of 789 arms and 10,648 ammunition have been recovered till date, he added.

Stating that the curfew in the valley districts has been relaxed for 12 hours during the day and 10 to seven hours in the neighbouring hills district, the security advisor claimed that the situation in Manipur by and large remained under control.

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In another news, the ongoing blockade along NH-2 in Kangpokpi district will be temporarily suspended for seven days starting from June 5, Committee of Tribal Unity (COTU) Kangpokpi announced through a press release on Sunday.However, only essential commodities and medical supplies will be allowed to ply during the suspension of the blockade period with the escort of the central forces, the press release said.

The timing for movement of trucks shall be limited between 10 am to 2 pm only, it added.

The decision to suspend the blockade temporarily was taken by COTU after a wide consultation today with various civil society organisations, village chiefs, youth leaders and women’s forums on several issues and as a goodwill gesture to the Union Home minister Amit Shah’s visit to Kangpokpi district, it further added.

The temporary lifting of the blockade is done wholly in support of the “Peace Mission” of the government of India to address the Kuki political issue, it also said.

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“If attacks are carried out on Kuki villages by armed Meeteis during the suspension, the committee will be compelled to relook into the matter,” the press release issued by department of information and publicity of COTU warned.

The temporary suspension of the blockade came even as security advisor to Manipur chief minister, Kuldiep Singh reiterated the government’s appeal to lift the blockade, in a statement today.

In the statement, he conveyed Union Home minister Amit Shah’s appeal on the reports of blockades at Imphal-Dimapur NH-2. In his tweet, the Home minister has said that “My sincerest appeal to the people of Manipur is to lift the blockade at the Imphal-Dimapur, NH-2 highway, so that food, medicines, petrol/diesel, and other necessary items can reach the people,” the advisor quoted the Home minister.

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The Union Home minister further appealed to the civil society organisations to do the needful in bringing consensus, Kuldiep Singh said, quoting the Home minister’s tweet, “Together only we can restore normalcy in the beautiful state.”

The security advisor hoped that people would surely take into account the appeal of the Union Home minister and lift the blockade at the earliest.

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