Manipur: Locals in relief camps resolve to return home despite uncertainty

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Imphal: Locals of Waroiching village bordering Bishnupur District and Kangpokpi District, who have been displaced by the conflict and seeking refuge at relief camps at Leimaram village on Friday mustered up courage and resolved to return to their native homes.

A villager Th Bimola, on behalf of the residents of the village, declared the same during a press meeting at Leimaram Kangjeibung community hall, mentioning uncertainty relating to the future resettlement of the villagers.

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Bimola highlighted the sufferings and hardships caused by the prevailing conflict since May 3.

She expressed grief that many innocent civilians have been killed by armed militants, their homes burned down and properties destroyed in Manipur.

She urged the state government to take stock of the situation at the earliest while appealing to deploy Central Armed Forces and State Police Forces on the western side of Waroiching which borders Kuki village.

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Taking part in the press meet, another villager pointed out that Waroiching village was under the jurisdiction of Nambol Police Station and claimed that the village is still a part of Irengbam Gram Panchayat in Bishnupur District. However, the relocation of the jurisdiction of the village to Keithelmanbi Police Station in Kangpokpi District has caused inconveniences for the residents of the village, he lamented.

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