Communal harmony, the Jiribam way: Assam Rifles

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Tamenglong: According to Assam Rifles press release on Wednesday, on the evening of October 22, 2023, one Yaikhom Maipaksana Meitei of Imphal East was found in a distressed state by locals of Kuki Village of Lhangnom, Tousem sub division, Tamenglong.

AR said that Yaikhom Maipaksana Meitei had lost his money due to theft, leaving him with no means to return home. They [Kuki villagers] immediately brought him to safety and informed Assam Rifles, Kadamtala for assistance.

The Assam Rifles then said that it, along with the Jiribam police established Yaikhom Maipaksana Meitei’s identity and promptly informed his family and local police station about his safety. On the morning of October 23, Yaikhom Meitei was safely dispatched to his home in Imphal East.

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“Assam Rifles and Jiribam district Administration & Police have been working continuously to bring both communities together and to resolve any issues through dialogue in peace meets. In the recent past few weeks numerous such meets have been organised at Assam Rifles, Kadamtala, SP Jiribam office and villages of both communities. The joint efforts are coming to fruition with peace, harmony and understanding being restored with the displaced people going back to their homes. The Jiribam Way is definitely a testament worth replication,” stated Assam Rifles press release.

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