New Delhi: The all-party meeting called by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the prevailing situation in Manipur has begun in New Delhi.
The meeting was called by Amit Shah to take stock of the situation in the violence-wracked state. BJP national president JP Nadda, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, and CPI (M) MP John Brittas, among other leaders, are present in the meeting. Amit Shah had appealed for peace and warned of strict action against miscreants during his four-day visit to the violence-wracked state earlier in May.
Violence gripped Manipur on May 3 after clashes erupted during a rally organised by the All Tribal Students Union (ATSU) to protest the demand for the inclusion of Meiteis in the Scheduled Tribe List.
As Manipur is still witnessing incidents like arson, the state government has extended the ban on the Internet by five more days until June 25 with immediate effect in an effort to prevent further disturbances to peace.