Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday dialed his Manipur counterpart N Biren Singh regarding the evacuation of four students from the national capital who are stuck in the violence-hit state. Kejriwal said Singh assured him that the students would be provided all necessary help.
Manipur witnessed violent clashes last week over a move to grant Scheduled Tribe status to the majority Metei community in the state. The clashes broke out after Naga and Kuki tribals, who are opposing this plan, organised a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ on May 3.
Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said four students from Delhi are in Manipur and they will be evacuated on Tuesday.
“There are four students from Delhi in Manipur. They are safe. They will be evacuated tomorrow as no flight is available today. I will also talk to the Manipur CM,” he said.
Later, taking to Twitter, the chief minister said, “Spoke to Hon’ble CM, Manipur. He was v(ery) cordial and has assured all help to our students. Thank u Sir.”
At least 54 people have been killed in the clashes and 23,000 rescued from violence-hit areas in Manipur, according to officials.
(With PTI inputs)