Assam: CM Sarma to visit Manipur on June 10

On Saturday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will visit Manipur. According to sources, the Assam CM would meet with his Manipur counterpart N Biren Singh and others in light of the state’s ongoing sensitive situation.

The Supreme Court denied to hear an urgent petition challenging the suspension of internet services in the violence-torn state of Manipur since May 3, stating that the High Court is already dealing with the issue.

“High Court is seized of the matter. Why are you duplicating it? Let it come before the regular bench”, said a vacation bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Rajesh Bindal.

The internet ban was enforced on 3 May and is still in effect. Previously, the Supreme Court expressed concern about the loss of lives and property in Manipur during the unrest between the Meitei and Kuki groups, emphasizing the importance of taking necessary measures to restore normality there.

On March 27, the High Court urged the State to consider adding the Meitei community to the list of Scheduled Tribes. The violence in Manipur between Hindu Meiteis and tribal Kuki Christians erupted on May 3 following a protest by the All Tribal Students Union of Manipur (ATSUM).

For over a month, violence has seized the whole state, forcing the central government to deploy paramilitary forces to bring the situation under control.

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