CM N Biren appeals people to have faith in the State govt

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Imphal, May 22: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said today that “the government has been taking up all measures to restore peace and harmony” in the State. He also said that the government would try to ensure the safety of all communities and also to live together as before.

The Chief Minister was briefing the media at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat in Imphal today.

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The chief minister then stated that the situation in the state is returning to normal. “Other than some small incidents happening at different places, timely intervention by security forces and cooperation from the public had made it possible for the State to return to normalcy gradually”, he added. Stating that the government has been putting all efforts to secure the safety of the people, he appreciated all the security forces deployed in the state for their contribution to restore peace and tranquility.

Stating that security personnels had been deployed in different parts of the state to prevent any untoward incident, he informed that the government has decided to propose the Central Government for sending in 20 more companies of security forces.

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He narrated the firing incident that happened at Moidangpok village yesterday, which had led to injury of three villagers and informed that security personnels conducted search operation the whole night. One person had been arrested along with a shotgun, he informed.

Regarding the incident that happened today at New Lambulane, he informed that 3 persons had been arrested along with two license guns.

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N. Biren then appealed to the public to refrain from mob violence, adding that action would be initiated, as per law, against all those persons who instigated or caused violent activities, regardless of the community they belong to. He also urged the public to inform the concerned authority, if they saw any wrong activities being carried out, so that swift action could be taken up to control it.

The Chief Minister further appealed to the public to have faith in the government and sought cooperation of all in bringing the state towards normalcy. Urging the public to refrain from spreading unverified and unfounded information, he appealed not to carry out any activity which would hurt the sentiment of other communities and instigate violence among different communities. “Let us forget and forgive those things which had already happened and make restoration of peace as the priority”, he said.

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