TODAY -

Unaware of plot behind May 3 rally: N Biren
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, February 29 2024: Chief Minister N Biren said that the government failed to comprehend the plot hatched by some groups behind the solidarity rally of May 3 last year when it allowed the rally against ST demand by Meeteis.

Presenting his statement about the ongoing crisis in the state during Thursday's session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly, Biren said that the May 3 violence was an unfortunate incident and the government strongly condemns the violence.

As a democratic state, every group of people has their rights to hold rally or protest democratically.

The high court order on ST demand for Meeteis was based on a petition filed by a committee and the government has no involvement in the matter.

As soon as the HC order came, the Hill Areas Committee (HAC) raised objection to the government, to which he told them that it was simply a court order and the government will not do anything that will affect the interest of any community without consensus.

He assured the HAC team that the government will take time to discuss the matter, to which the HAC team responded positively.

In the meantime, ATSUM planned a solidarity rally against the order, which the government did not objected to thinking that it was just another democratic rally.

Unfortunately, some groups with ill feelings were planning a different agenda behind the rally and targeted public as well as private properties, further escalating the crisis lingering for the last 10 months.

In short, the government failed to comprehend the plot hatched by some groups behind the rally.

As the rally was underway, huge mobs started torching public and private properties in Churachandpur and Moreh.

As the mob was huge and the government did not expected such an outcome, there was lapses in security coordination.

Despite the situation, the government did its best to tie up with security agencies and minimise damage, he said.

There had been many clashes and crisis in the past but this time, the scale was unprecedented.

However, there is some semblance of normalcy in many parts of the state due to cooperation and support from the public and security agencies.

The government communicated with HAC members and tried to restore peace.

At present too, the government is reaching out to the parties, he said.

One should also look for the possibilities of the elected members acting out of pressure or under duress.

A time will also come for forgive and forget once the crisis is resolved.

Though the demand and reaction seems to be against the government, targeting the public and their properties is highly condemnable, he said while stressing the need for understanding the genesis of the crisis.

Biren further said that the Centre appointed a security advisor, replaced the chief secretary, and DGP, and transferred the chairmanship of the Unified Command from the chief minister to the security advisor.

A senior official was also sent to oversee the welfare and security of the displaced persons.

In order to look into the cases, 42 SITs were formed.

Cases of rape and sexual assaults are beingļæ½handled by senior officers.

The Centre had also constituted a Commission of Enquiry, and crisis management committee along with several sub-committees were also formed by the state, he elaborated.

While asserting that the government will take appropriate actions in accordance with law, he said around 2.5 lakh persons were detained during the crisis period with only those involved in crimes arrested while the rest were released after verification.

CBI and NIA teams are carrying out investigations, whose findings will come out one day, he said.

The CM also said that there are around 320 relief camps across the state and conveyed gratitude to CSOs, local clubs, organisations, Meira Paibi Lups and MLAs for their assistance towards the displaced people.

He also appealed to all concerned to refrain from issuing statement or indulging inactivities, which might create enmity among the communities or hurt others' sentiments.

Regarding looting of arms and ammunition, Biren said that 1,757 arms have been recovered and central paramilitary forces are deployed in all structures having armoury to prevent similar incidents.

Checkpoints have been set up and 46 security posts established at locations prone to attacks, which led to curbing armed skirmishes.

Security measures are also in place along NH 37 to ensure regular supply of commodities, he added.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




HEADLINES - 01, MAR 2024
  • House adopts unanimous resolution on SoO abrogation
  • AR called out to assist police
  • ST report to be sent only after consensus : CM recalls telling HAC
  • ST for Meeteis is justice : WMC
  • 'Not the time for infighting'
  • Ranjit demands ethics panel report
  • DG calls on Uikey
  • Taragi Cheisu decries abduction of police officer
  • Chief Minister N Biren addresses ongoing unrest in Manipur: Unveils Comprehensive Strategy
  • Cops of all ranks decry life bid on fellow cop
  • Outreach programmes on SVEEP held
  • Workshop on 'Listening to our environment' kicks off
  • Protest staged against gun attack
  • Another force may replace AR to guard border : CM
  • 'Ghost of peace' released
  • Wide scale protests held against actions on village volunteers
  • Photo exhibition on '9 years of Seva, Sushasan and Garib Kalyan' concludes
  • District level training programme held
  • Homage paid to Major Bob Khathing
  • ABDWJU imposes restriction
  • Blood donation camp held
  • Training programme concludes
  • Deepak to participate in World Youth Festival
  • BSF organises free medical camps
  • House resolution pitches for abrogating SoO
  • AFSPA imminent if people don't cooperate: Police
  • Public denounce move to arrest AT, VVs
  • ZSF urges Shah to rectify Parliament speech
  • DGP briefs Governor on security situation
  • Assam Rifles pays homage to Major Bob Khathing
  • Meetei unity must to protect Manipur: Joykumar
  • Infighting concerns Taragi Cheisu
  • MHA urged to relieve AR from border duty: CM
  • Booklet 'Ghost of Peace' details flouting of SoO rules
  • 'No' central share for MGNREGS received: Khemchand
  • No revival of OPS in state: CM Biren
  • House passes ₹1518,83,86,000 supplementary demands
  • CM vows probe into Cheirap Court chaos
  • Entries called for Manipur State Film awards
  • CPI launches 'Save Manipur, Save Humanity' campaign
  • SFs conduct searches, recover weapons
  • Timothy Zimik calls for sowing seeds of wisdom
  • Sensitisation programme on exam stress held
  • Honour people's demand: COCOMI to Govt
  • Society condemns shutdown of FTTH services
  • CM's 'Taningde' deleted from House records
  • DM urges deployment of central forces
  • Month-long campaign for workers begins
  • 3-day workshop on environment underway
  • Bomb threat, gun firing protested
  • IPPI training conducted in Pherzawl
  • Anti-rabies vaccine drive conducted
  • Society opens old age home at Khoijuman
  • Imagi Meira demands SoO abrogation
  • Meghachandra to join film discussion
  • Machi VA calls for completing road work
  • AR dedicates water plant, pottery shed
  • MEELAL hails uplift of Manipuri language
  • Awareness on ICOP, SVEEP held
  • 3-day photo fair on central schemes ends
  • Assembly should prioritise burning issue: Malem
  • LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Violence in Manipur 2023-2024 : Timeline
  • Test of people's character
  • Athoubasingi Numit #1 : Gallery
  • Black rice & Glycemic Index
  • What Nadda should speak at Dimapur rally
  • Open Letter to CM Office Manipur
  • Meghalaya unveils Strawberry festival
  • Benefits of maths newspapers for students
  • Id-ul-Fitr @Hatta #1 : Gallery
  • Are you a good person ?
  • Physics Academy of NE : Executive Body
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Moirang
  • Cherrapunji Eastern Craft Gin launched
  • Cong on cautious path
  • Botox for Hair
  • Posers voters should raise now
  • The lull before the storm
  • 80th Anniv- Battle of Kanglatongbi @UK
  • Vir Chakra Ngangom Joydutta's bust unveiled
  • Hun - Thadou Cultural Festival : Gallery
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Singjamei
  • Election Eclipses: Ballad of Battle & Loss
  • Our voices are equal at the ballot box
  • Scientists of Manipur : Ngangkham Nimai
  • Urgent Call for Solidarity in Manipur
  • Meitei Nongsha #2 :: An Artwork
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Waikhong
  • About NPF-BJP-NPP alliance & why ?
  • World Veterinary Day, 2024
  • The heavy stake behind the LS polls
  • The politics of lying & deception
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba Chak Katpa #1 : Gallery
  • Hun-Thadou Cultural Fest @ Delhi: Report
  • Appeal to Parties & Candidates
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Wangoo
  • Establishment of community seed bank
  • Awareness Programme on new Criminal Laws
  • Make a right choice at the Lok Sabha election
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba: 1 occasion, 2 narratives #1
  • RIST talk-58 : Support systems of elderly
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Hiyanglam
  • Vote, do not boycott !
  • Lok Sabha election: A new dawn in politics ?
  • IIT-Guwahati Half Marathon report
  • Taking ST demand to the election ring
  • Lesson to be learnt from across border
  • Mirabai: Poised for Paris Olympics
  • Legal position for protection of environment
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Keisamthong
  • Heterocyclic compound & biochemical science
  • Inner, torn between two lovers
  • Certification Music Therapy Workshop
  • NOTA as a choice
  • Caesar's wife must be above suspicion
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #29: Download
  • World Health Day 2024
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Pangantabi
  • The Power of Poppy - 26 :: Poem
  • Fulbright Fellowship Outreach at Arunachal
  • Id-ul Fitr da namaz nattana..
  • Nupi Landa Thaunaphabishing #13 :: Book
  • Lok Sabha election is coming, be prepared
  • 6th Hun-Thadou Cultural Festival
  • Let There Be Free & Fair Election
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Lamlong
  • Science magazines are important for student
  • Interesting choice of candidates
  • The power of We, the voters
  • Inspirations from Scientists of Manipur #1
  • The Case for Amendment of Article 371-C
  • Meitei Nongsha #1 :: Artwork
  • Link between forest & conflict in Manipur
  • Final Call for Application MFA - Phase-2
  • ST for Meiteis call before elections
  • Passing the buck
  • Beating of the Retreat #1 : Gallery
  • Life of our Lives in Ethnic Strife Era! :: Poem
  • IIT-Guwahati annual Half Marathon
  • Follow up: European Parliament on Manipur
  • Yoga & Kegel exercise: Pelvic floor workout
  • Opting for the NOTA button
  • Yearning of the displaced people
  • Kenedy Khuman (Singer) : Gallery
  • 5th NE Women's Peace Congregation
  • World Autism Awareness Day 2024
  • Election fever grips Manipur despite unrest
  • Looking for a decent election hustings
  • Clock ticking towards voting day
  • An exemplary directive
  • Children Camp @JNMDA Imphal #1 : Gallery
  • Memo to Election Commission of India
  • Easter & Holi echo in Nilgiris
  • Holiday Camp for children at JNMDA, Imphal
  • Zero waste is our moral responsibility
  • Elections & loyalty vis-a-vis Manipur crisis
  • Show of strength without unity
  • Yaoshang Pichakari #2 : Gallery
  • Panthoi Chanu : 1st to play in Australia
  • Intensive labs in film preservation
  • Building bridges with books
  • Need of the hour: Political maturity
  • Accepting defeat before the election
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #28: Download
  • April Calendar for Year 2024 : Tools
  • Natural packaging from bamboo : Gallery
  • The Power of Poppy - 25 :: Poem
  • Everyone has their own Bharat Ratna
  • Nupi Landa Thaunaphabishing #12 :: Book
  • Demand- Manipuri as classical language
  • The Drummer from Odisha
  • Beauty benefits of lemon
  • Yaoshang Mei Thaba #2 : Gallery
  • Manipur's original Ponies : Gallery
  • Yaoshang & Dance of Democracy loom
  • Symposium on Jagadguru Shankaracharya
  • Choosing ITI as a campus after X
  • Yaoshang Pichakari #1 : Gallery
  • Yaoshang @Nabadwip Dham : Gallery
  • How oral health affects your pregnancy
  • Two faces of Holi
  • Prawaas 4.0, Multimodal Transport Show
  • A decade of development of higher education
  • Yaoshang Mei Thaba #1 : Gallery
  • Our Eternal Kangleipak :: Poem
  • Micro-livestock for livelihoods: For NE States
  • The fun of Holi used to be monotonous
  • 2nd Annual Art Exhibition #1 : Gallery
  • About the "Meitei" community from Manipur
  • Unveiling the medicinal benefits of honey
  • The incalculable value of wildlife
  • Promises of true love
  • Trends, Alliances, & Challenges in Elections
  • Meitei Goddess Ngaleima : An Artwork
  • Water is the most precious gift of God
  • Bharat needs a strong 'India'
  • Transformation of railway stations
  • Not quite the final countdown
  • Missing of 'The Saffron' from electoral colour
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #27: Download
  • 3rd North East Games: Manipur champion
  • The Power of Poppy - 24 :: Poem
  • EBTC & JCRE signed MoU
  • Early Detection Program at Toubul
  • How Holi affects our mood & mental health
  • Lamta Thangja @ Imphal : Gallery
  • Manipur cinema legacy shines at ARCUREA
  • The pulse of politics amidst conflict
  • Forest is most important vital organ of Earth
  • Tips to play safe Holi
  • Politics of naming candidates
  • Disappearing of spring from season cycle
  • Meira Paibis of Manipur
  • Demand for ST status by Meiteis
  • Project Personal Opening @Assam University
  • World Poetry Day at Manipur University
  • Green skills for sustainable world
  • Supportive interventions during exam time
  • Interesting run up to LS polls
  • Onus definitely on PM to restore peace
  • Nupi Landa Thaunaphabishing #11 :: Book
  • Water, water everywhere ...
  • 21st March - A special day for Forest
  • RI imprisonment to Rapists at Silchar
  • Arrests threaten fragile ceasefire
  • The Valor Within :: Poem
  • Monitoring the rehab centres
  • True colour of politicians
  • North East Film Festival #2 : Gallery
  • Linthoingambi- 'Jury Honourable Mention'
  • Meitei Goddess Phouoibi : An Artwork #3
  • Formation of Wesean Student Federation
  • 20th March- International Day of Happiness
  • A call to first time voter youths
  • Playing the card close to its chest
  • Targeting FOCS and ITLF
  • Students @ Class X Exam : Gallery
  • Alarming Pictures of Nongpok Sekmai River
  • Health camp at Khangabok Relief Camp
  • Absence of refugee laws fuels ethnic tension
  • Electoral bonds and Mr Bond
  • ATSUM spilling the beans now
  • Main stumbling block to peaceful election
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #26: Download
  • Engudam Kavita: Gold @Bodybuilding Ch'ship
  • Sangai :: An Artwork
  • Deepika M urges to observe 2 Mins Silence
  • Attention Manifesto letters- boxes of promises
  • Gearing up for Lok Sabha polls
  • Debate over long poll process
  • Saroi Khangba @ Kangla : Gallery
  • Stress in adolescents due to ethnic clash
  • Will Manipur ever be the same again
  • Innovation : A review
  • Love and Harmony :: Poem
  • Special scholarship scheme for girls
  • Imphal Book Fair 2023 #3 : Gallery
  • Relief material at Serou & Wangoo
  • The power of the human-animal bond
  • Agribusiness & food processing in North East
  • India Defense Policy: Challenge & Imperative
  • Sit across the table and talk
  • Controversial arrest & chaotic confusion
  • Protest for scrapping SoO #2 :Gallery
  • Kangpokpi, a safe haven for immigrants
  • Maharaj Narasingh Statue @Kangla :Gallery
  • North East Film Festival #1 : Gallery
  • Shopping List for Shivaratri : Gallery
  • N Tombi Equestrian C'ships #1 : Gallery
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2024 #1: Gallery
  • Transgender Malem protest [Mar 6] : Gallery
  • Radio E-pao: Manipuri Film OST (130+ song)
  • Monica Konjengbam- Mega Miss North East
  • Save Manipur : Protest [Feb 15] #3 : Gallery
  • Martin Irengbam - Mister North East 2024
  • Naorem Roshibina- Wushu Medallist : Gallery
  • GHOST of PEACE :: Download Booklet
  • Arambai Tengol & SFs #4 : Gallery
  • Abnormal population growth of Kuki from 1881
  • Resilience in adversity | Kumbi : Gallery
  • Protests attack @ Moreh [18 Jan] #2: Gallery
  • Oinam Chaoba Devi: Sepak Takraw : Gallery
  • List of Kings of Manipur: 33 - 1984 AD