The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, is reportedly keeping a close watch on the situation in Manipur and taking regular inputs from top officials of the state and central governments, as well as security and intelligence agencies.
At least five Deputy Inspector General (DIG) rank officers and seven senior superintendents of police (SSP) and SP-rank officers of the CRPF have been assigned to coordinate the deployment of various security forces in the violence-hit region.
The Centre has also dispatched around 20 fresh companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including the CRPF and the BSF, to Manipur, which has been hit by clashes between Naga and Kuki tribals.
The state government has issued a shoot-at-sight order in “extreme cases” to contain the violence, which has so far displaced over 9,000 people from their homes.
Amit Shah has also held two video conferences and telephonic conversations with Manipur’s chief minister and other top officials of the central government, as well as chief ministers of neighboring states, given the situation in Manipur.
To control the increasing violence in Manipur, the state government has authorized a “shoot-at-sight” order in “extreme cases.” This violence has forced more than 9,000 individuals to flee their villages.