CLP for strengthening security cover

IMPHAL, October 30: The Congress Legislature Party today discussed the possibility of the Centre re-imposing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 in the seven Assembly segments of Greater Imphal, following the recent spurt in violent activities in the area, said government spokesperson and state Education minister, Moirangthem Okendro today.

Concern with the ever increasing violence in the state capital and its surrounding areas which has even claimed lives, the Congress Legislature Party convened a meeting today.

The meeting was chaired by its leader, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and was held at the Conference room of his Secretariat starting from around 4:30 pm and concluded at 7:30 pm.

The government spokesperson said that the state government had lifted the AFSPA from the seven assembly segments of Greater Imphal, considering the aspiration of the general public, however, the Centre was unhappy with it, he said.

Elaborating further on the proceedings of the meeting, he said the CLP today minutely discussed the growing apprehension that in the past few days, such blast seemed to be targeted at the general public, whereas in the past, such blasts used to be targeted only at security forces.

He said that the CLP strongly condemn the blast which has claimed lives.

The CLP also discussed the recent spurt in violent activities in the state capital and its nearby areas and the rising need to strengthen the security arrangement of the densely populated Imphal city, he said.

It was also decided that an IG or DIG ranked police officer will look over the security provision of Imphal city, he said.

The Congress government has since some time back taking up several developmental programmes in Manipur, however, the violent incidents could discredit the government, he said.

The meeting further discussed the security measures to be taken up for the protection of the lives and property of the people, he said.

He further elaborated that the meeting also resolved to provide assistance to the victims of the blast.

The CM has also appealed to all to support and help the government in its effort to provide security cover to the people, he said.

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