Manipur CM Biren Singh | File photo

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh along with his cabinet colleagues made an appeal to the people of the state to give peace a chance and to have confidence in the government to bring normalcy in the state.

Speaking at Imphal on June 12, Biren Singh said the government has been working towards bringing normalcy in the state. Ministers, MLAs and officials were working towards evacuation of affected persons, setting up relief camps, providing security, etc.

“It is an unprecedented instance when a Union home minister has stayed in a state for three days and that a Union minister of state has stayed for more than 16 days monitoring and taking stock of the situation in the state,” the chief minister highlighted.

Biren Singh said with the monsoon already arriving in the state, the state cabinet thoroughly discussed certain issues including the education of children in relief camps.

“The government will also facilitate the provision of documents such as Aadhaar, bank passbook, insurance, CMHT card, etc. lost during the unfortunate incidents,” he added.

The cabinet has also decided to identify locations where prefabricated houses can be installed to rehabilitate those staying in relief camps, and who are unable to return to their original houses.

At the same time, those who are willing to return to their own houses, which were damaged during the unfortunate incidents, will also be provided assistance through housing schemes and the ‘One Family One Livelihood Scheme’, he added.

The Manipur chief minister also said that a ‘No work, no pay’ system will be enforced for the government officials, and stressed that those unable to physically attend office may do so through e-office.

Biren Singh also appealed to all against being driven by emotion and acting in violent manners.

“Let’s leave violence and allow the rule of law to prevail,” the Manipur chief minister said, further seeking the cooperation and support of the people.

He added that the Centre has repeatedly assured that the state’s territorial integrity will not be disturbed and will not allow separate administration in the state. He reiterated that the state government is committed to safeguarding the state’s integrity and that the government will never compromise on this issue.

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