Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday said over 200 Meitei people who had fled to neighboring Myanmar to escape ethnic violence in Manipur have returned safely to the state after more than three months and the Army’s role in bringing them back. Praised.

Clashes between Meiteis and Kukis in Manipur since May 3 have left over 160 people dead and several hundreds injured.

The chief minister wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, “Relief and gratitude as 212 fellow Indian citizens (all Meiteis) who sought protection across the Myanmar border following unrest in Manipur’s Moreh town on May 3, were, are now safely back on Indian soil.”

The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of the Army in facilitating his safe return to his hometown.

“Many thanks to Indian Army for their dedication in bringing them home. Heartfelt gratitude to GOC (General Officer Commanding) Eastern Command, Lt Gen RP Kalita, GOC 3 Corps, Lt Gen HS Sahi and CO (Commanding Officer) ” Thanks to 5 AR, Col Rahul Jain for his unwavering service.”

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first published: 18 August 2023 | 11:53 PM First

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