Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that a committee headed by a retired High Court Judge would be formed to investigate the Manipur violence which has led to the death of over 80 people since May 3.
Speaking to reporters, he said that a peace committee would be set up under the leadership of Chief Minister Biren Singh and it includes representatives from both the communities and representatives from all the political parties.
As many as six cases were registered against the protestors and the cases would be investigated by CBI, he said, adding that Various security forces deployed across the state would be integrated and work together as a single unit and the unit would be supervised by retired CRPF director general Kuldeep Singh.
Shah also announced that the union and the state government would distribute a compensation fund worth Rs 10 lakh to the family members of the deceased.
Claiming that the government is committed to restoring peace in the state and has been taking steps to ensure that the refugees return safely to their homes, he said that the state has remained peaceful ever since the BJP came to the power and they have ensured people’s welfare.
Violence erupted in the state after the High Court asked the state government to consider the demands of the Meitei community and include them under the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category.
Following which, a conflict occurred between the Kuki and Meitei community in the state and resulted in the death of over 80 people, several injuries and property loss.
Following the violence, many had moved out of the state to the nearby areas.
During his visit to Manipur, the minister visited relief camps and assured all support.
He also met leaders of both the communities and held various meetings with political parties and government officials.