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Manipur: 35,000 Security Personnel On Ground As State Shows Signs Of Return To Normalcy

In a sign of a return to normalcy, attendance in schools and offices is picking up. 82% of attendance was recorded in schools and 72% in offices last week.

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Kamal Joshi

No new death has been reported in Manipur after July 17. Image: PTI

As Manipur shows signs of returning to normalcy, nearly 35,000 security personnel have been deployed in the state to maintain peace. The Inter-Agency Unified Command (IAUC), which is headed by retired IPS officer and former CRPF DG Kuldeip Singh, who was appointed as security advisor by the Centre, is in control of the law and order situation in the state.

It should be noted that no new death has been reported in Manipur after July 17. The Centre has held several rounds of talks with members of the Kuki and Meitei communities, and six rounds of talks with each community were held on finding solutions to end the violent conflict. 

According to top government sources, "The law and order situation is relatively better in Manipur, however, not normal. There is no shortage of medicine and daily supplies. The prices of food and essential supplies are under control."

In a sign of a return to normalcy, attendance in schools and offices in the state is picking up. In the last week, 82% of attendance had been recorded in schools while there was  72% attendance in offices.

Person who recorded Manipur sexual assault video nabbed, CBI to likely take over case

The Home Ministry will refer the Manipur viral video case, which caused national outrage, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the government sources said on Thursday.

The central government will also file an affidavit in the Supreme Court of India demanding the trial of a May 4 sexual assault case to take place outside Manipur. The trial would be sought to be held in a court in neighbouring Assam.

Sources privy to the development further told Republic TV that the person who recorded the viral video has been arrested by the police and the phone from which the video was recorded has been seized.

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