Shashi Tharoor urges ‘President’s Rule' in Manipur
Shashi Tharoor urges ‘President’s Rule' in Manipur

MANIPUR: On Sunday, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor hit out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is now in power in Manipur, for the conflicts between tribal peoples and members of the predominate Meitei group. He called for "President's rule" in the violent northeast state on his official Twitter account.

In response to the ongoing violence in Manipur,  Tharoor tweeted that "all right-thinking Indians must ask themselves what taken place to the much-vaunted good governance we had been promised." “The Manipur voters are feeling grossly betrayed just a year after putting the BJP in power in their state. It is time for President’s Rule; the state Govt is just not up to the job they were elected to do."

On Wednesday, violent battles between tribal people and members of the dominant Meitei clan broke out in Manipur, displacing thousands of people and leaving more than 50 people dead.

54 people have already died in the ethnic unrest that has gripped Manipur, according to officials, despite estimates from unreliable sources that there have been many more deaths and more than 150 injuries.

However, as stores and marketplaces reopened and automobiles resumed driving on the roads on Saturday, life in Imphal Valley resumed a cautious routine. In order to allow people to shop for necessities on Sunday from 7 am to 10 am, the Manipur government has also partially lifted the curfew.

According to a statement from the governor's office, the state's governor, Sushri Anusuiya Uikey, made an appeal to the state's residents on Saturday to maintain their sense of brotherhood and banish feelings of uncertainty and dread.

She even reassured the populace that the Army, Rapid Action Force (RAF), and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are all working continuously in the state to contain the situation. 

"Inform the 24-hour army control room at 9233637014 or the police right away if any kind of incident, nuisance disturbance, spreading fear, looting, damaging property, or causing human harm occurs around you," she said.

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