Amit Shah assures integrity of Manipur


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By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, May 25: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has once again assured that  the Central Government would not do anything which may disturb the integrity of Manipur.
Altogether 14 MLAs/Ministers of Manipur today called on the Union Home Minister at Guwahati.
During the meeting, Amit Shah said that he would come to Manipur, assess the situation and talk with all stakeholders.
The Union Home Minister is also likely to visit Moreh and Churachandpur.
The team of MLAs/Ministers led by Speaker Th Satyabrata held a meeting  with the Union Home Minister from 7 pm to 8 pm today and gave a detailed account of the prevailing situation in Manipur.  
Amit Shah said that he would come to Manipur on May 29 and stay here till June 1, and take up possible measures to control the situation and restore normalcy.
The MLAs/Ministers pointed out that militant groups under SoO have been indulging in criminal activities including killing people and burning villages.
To this, Amit Shah said that he has been closely monitoring the situation.
Saying that it would take some time to restore complete normalcy, the Union Home Minister assured that all possible measures would be taken to prevent any further unwanted incidents, conveyed one of the BJP MLAs who took part in the meeting.
Amit Shah told the MLAs/Minister that they and other stakeholders too should take due responsibility toward restoration of peace and normalcy in the State.
He underscored that the conflicting parties ought to retract from their earlier stands and reconcile with each other.
Both the groups should stop blaming each other. It should be ensured that the weapons taken/confiscated from security forces in both the hills and the valley are returned at the earliest. The MLAs should take due responsibility in this matter, Amit Shah said.
The Union Home Minister warned that those people who took weapons from security forces would be booked under NSA, conveyed the MLA.
The MLAs/Ministers who took part in the meeting were Dr Sapam Ranjan, Heikham Dingo, Awangbow Newmai, K Robindro, K Leishiyo, Thongam Shanti, Khuraijam Loken, Kh Joykisan, RK Imo, Sapam Kunjakishore, Dr Usham Deben and Thangjam Arunkumar. CAF&PD Minister L Susindro who came back from Delhi also took part in the meeting. Except for Speaker Th Satyabrata, K Robindro and L Rameshwor, all the other MLAs/Ministers came back to Imphal tonight in a chartered flight.