Manipur Situation Getting Out of Control

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MANIPUR, INDIA: 1 Sep 2023 (TON): The security situation in the state of Manipur has turned from bad to worse. At least 4 people have been killed and 94 injured. In the last 18 hours, the state experienced continuous firing and protests. The security forces responded with tougher measures including baton charge to control the situation.

In a series of search operations house-to-house searches by security personnel in the areas of Churachandpur and Imphal West districts many people were arrested. In the fake operations security forces recovered a cache of 20 explosive devices including pipe bombs, 3 firearms, 20 rounds of ammunition, and approximately 30 grams of gunpowder were recovered from Churachandpur district. The local claimed that security forces the house of individual involved in firecracker business for marriages and parties and claimed recovery.

Due to alarming security situation, illegal check posts were erected at least 170 checkpoints and Nakas across various districts of Manipur, of both hill and valley areas. As a result of these measures, law enforcement apprehended over 2500 individuals in connection with violations across different districts within the state.

Police have established a Central Control Room while Internet and other services have been suspended.

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