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MP: Students stuck in violence-hit Manipur to be brought back, CM takes steps

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BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, in a sensitive and fast move has initiated the process of bringing back residents of the state and students studying in violence-hit Manipur.

Apart from the 24 students, if anyone else contacts the state government for return on Tuesday afternoon, they will also be brought back. In this regard, Chouhan had a discussion on phone today with the Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh and the state’s students residing and pursuing studies in Manipur.

On the instructions of Chief Minister, the concerned officials contacted the students and citizens of the state and gave information about bringing them back and necessary procedures were completed. At present, the government has made arrangements for the return of 50 students and citizens of the state.

In this, first students and citizens will be brought from Imphal to Guwahati tomorrow afternoon through Alliance Airline. All state residents coming back from Guwahati by other airlines will be airlifted to New Delhi. Instructions have been given to the Resident Commissioner in New Delhi to make proper arrangements for their stay and food at the Madhya Pradesh Bhavan.

All the students and other residents will be brought back from New Delhi by regular flights to Indore and Bhopal, the nearest airport to their city. In this entire process, the Madhya Pradesh government has information of 24 students. On the instructions of Chief Minister Chouhan, the officials of the Chief Minister’s office are in constant contact with the students of the state in Manipur.