The Mizoram state government is reportedly denying permission for a chartered flight to evacuate stranded Mizoram residents from Manipur amid the ongoing crisis in the state. The stranded Mizoram residents, who are mostly students, have been stuck in various parts of Manipur due to the ongoing violence and unrest in the state.
According to reports, the Mizoram government has refused to grant permission for the chartered flight citing COVID-19 protocols and the need for proper documentation of the passengers. The state government has reportedly advised the stranded residents to wait for regular flights or to seek refuge in designated relief camps set up by the Manipur government.
However, the stranded residents have criticized the Mizoram government’s decision, stating that the relief camps are overcrowded and lack basic amenities, such as food and sanitation facilities. The residents have also expressed concern over the worsening security situation in Manipur and the threat of violence targeting them.
The Mizoram government’s decision has also been criticized by the opposition parties, who have accused the government of failing to protect the interests of Mizoram residents in Manipur. The opposition parties have called for the immediate evacuation of the stranded residents and the provision of adequate assistance to them.
Meanwhile, the Manipur government has assured the stranded residents of their safety and security and has deployed additional security forces to ensure their protection. The state government has also set up relief camps and provided essential supplies to the stranded residents.
The ongoing crisis in Manipur erupted following the disputed election of the state’s autonomous district council, which has been marred by allegations of electoral malpractice and violence. The crisis has resulted in the imposition of curfews and the deployment of security forces in various parts of the state.
The denial of permission for a chartered flight to evacuate stranded Mizoram residents from Manipur has sparked criticism and concern among the affected residents and opposition parties. While the Mizoram government has cited COVID-19 protocols and the need for proper documentation of passengers as reasons for their decision, the stranded residents have criticized the government’s stance and expressed concern over their safety and security amid the ongoing crisis in Manipur.