On May 5, 2023, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha made a statement regarding the safety of more than 150 students from Tripura who are stranded in the violence-hit state of Manipur. He confirmed that all the students are safe and instructed the chief secretary and DGP to communicate with the officials of Manipur to ensure their safety and evacuation.
The ongoing violence in Manipur has caused chaos and unrest in the state. Many people have been injured and properties damaged in the clashes between two communities. The situation has become increasingly tense, leading to the imposition of curfew in the affected areas. In this backdrop, the safety of the stranded students is of utmost concern.
Chief Minister Saha attempted to contact Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh to discuss the matter. However, he was unable to do so as the latter was occupied with official engagements. In the meantime, Saha instructed the Tripura chief secretary and DGP to communicate with the officials of Manipur to ensure the safety and evacuation of the stranded students.
The stranded students are likely facing a difficult time, and the authorities must take immediate action to ensure their safety and well-being. The situation in Manipur remains volatile, and the students are vulnerable to the ongoing violence. Therefore, it is imperative that the authorities act swiftly and decisively to evacuate them from the affected areas.
The safety of citizens, especially students, is the responsibility of the government, and it is the duty of the authorities to take all necessary measures to ensure their protection. In this regard, the instructions given by Chief Minister Saha to the chief secretary and DGP are a welcome move. It is hoped that they will act promptly to address the concerns of the stranded students and ensure their safe return to Tripura.
The statement made by Chief Minister Saha regarding the safety of stranded Tripura students in Manipur is a welcome development. The situation in Manipur remains tense, and the safety of citizens is of utmost importance. The authorities must act swiftly to ensure the safety and evacuation of the students. We hope that the concerned officials will take appropriate action to address the concerns of the stranded students and ensure their safe return home.