IMPHAL, Aug 19 � Expressing serious concern and anguish over the reported incidents of attack on Manipuris in various parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra, the Manipur Government has deputed four ranking officers to assist Manipuris in the two States by coordinating with the respective administration.
An emergency meeting of the State Cabinet convened last evening deputed Senior IPS officer Clay Khongsai to camp in Bengaluru (Karnataka) while another IPS officer E Priyokumar at Pune (Maharashtra). Two more officials including IAS officer Yaiskul Meitei and State Civil Service Officer Ranjan Yumnam have been deputed to Guwahati.
�These officers will coordinate with the local administration in order to assist the Manipuris in these two States and at Guwahati,� said Sumant Singh, Secretary to CM in a press release here. �The Cabinet also took several other decisions for the safety and security of Manipuris residing in these two States.� It said that the State Government is in constant touch with the Governments of Karnataka and Maharshtra.
Stating that Prime Minister�s Office and Union Ministry of Home Affairs have already been urged to issue appropriate advisory to these States to ensure the safety and security of Manipuris, the State Government is keeping a close watch on the developments in Karnataka through the State�s Liaison Office at Bengalaru.
Meanwhile, taking serious note of the report of exodus of students and professionals of North East from Bengaluru, the student leaders of the Joint Student Coordinating Committee comprising of six student bodies based in Manipur has demanded immediate spot assessment of the prevailing situation in different cities in India to confirm whether the report was correct or not.
�The Government should send its officials in order to get clear picture of the reported incidents,� Convenor L Umakanta of the coordinating committee said.