IMPHAL- The Manipur government has appealed to the people of the state not to encroach the properties of displaced people. Also, officials have been ordered to take action against those doing so.
State Ho Commissioner T Ranjit Singh has issued an order regarding this on Tuesday. This order refers to the Supreme Court’s order of September 25.
In fact, while hearing a petition on September 25, the Supreme Court had said that the religious buildings of the state should be protected from encroachment and damage or destruction.
The Manipur government should ensure that the properties of displaced people and those damaged in the violence are protected and encroachment is stopped.
The Supreme Court had directed that the government should order such people to give up their possession of others’ property.
If even after this people do not leave the illegal occupation, then action can be taken against them on charges of contempt of the Supreme Court order.
50 thousand people displaced in Manipur since May 3. So far 178 people have lost their lives in the ongoing violence between Meitei and Kuki people in Manipur since May 3, while more than 50 thousand people have left their homes and are living in relief camps.
Imphal Valley is dominated by Meiteis, hence the Kuki people living here are living in camps built in the surrounding hilly areas, where people of their community are in majority. Whereas, Meitei people of hilly areas have left their homes and are living in camps built in Imphal Valley.