Andhra Pradesh government has arranged two special flights to evacuate over 100 stranded students in violence-hit Manipur. The state government has established a helpline and control room in New Delhi to provide assistance to Andhra Pradesh students in Manipur. A list of 100 students stranded in Manipur has been released by the Andhra Pradesh government, of which 23 students are studying at Central Agricultural University in Imphal, while the rest are enrolled at NIT, Imphal. The clashes in Manipur began last Wednesday in Churachandpur district when tribal groups protested against the Meitei reservation following a high court order on March 27. Several petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court regarding the situation in Manipur. Union Minister for Development of the North Eastern Region, G Kishan Reddy, announced that the Central government was prepared to hold discussions to resolve the conflict in Manipur.
Andhra Pradesh Government Evacuates Stranded Students from Manipur
The Andhra Pradesh government has arranged for two special flights to evacuate over 100 stranded students in violence-hit Manipur. Officials have stated that one plane carrying Andhra Pradesh students will land in Hyderabad, while the other will land in Kolkata. Upon arrival, the students will be directed to their respective hometowns. The expenses for both flights will be covered by the Andhra Pradesh government.
Students Stranded in Violence-Hit Manipur
Approximately 70 students, including 23 studying at Central Agricultural University in Imphal and others enrolled at NIT, Imphal, are currently stuck at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Imphal. Their families have urged the state government to arrange a special aircraft for their safe evacuation from the violence-affected area in Manipur. Parents have requested the Andhra Pradesh government to make similar arrangements as the Telangana government, which is deploying a special aircraft to evacuate its citizens.
Helpline and Control Room Established to Assist Andhra Pradesh Students
To provide assistance to Andhra Pradesh students in Manipur, the Andhra Pradesh government has established a helpline and control room at AP Bhavan in New Delhi. The helpline numbers are 011-23384016 and 011-23387089.
Andhra Pradesh Government Releases List of 100 Stranded Students
The Andhra Pradesh government has released a list of 100 students stranded in Manipur. Among them, 23 students are studying at Central Agricultural University in Imphal, while the rest are enrolled at NIT, Imphal.
Request for Escorts and Security to Ensure Safe Passage of 150 Students
Earlier, the Resident Commissioner of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Aditya Nath Das, requested Manipur Chief Secretary Rajesh Kumar Singh to arrange for escorts and security to ensure the safe passage of 150 students from Andhra Pradesh. He stated that contact has been established with the families of 100 students. The Resident Commissioner also sent a letter to Rajiv Bansal, Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, requesting flights for the safe transportation of the 150 students.
Clashes in Manipur Triggered by Tribal Protests Against Meitei Reservation
The clashes in Manipur began last Wednesday in Churachandpur district when tribal groups protested against the Meitei reservation following a high court order on March 27. The court had instructed the state government to submit a recommendation to the Centre within four weeks regarding the demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status by the Meitei community. Several petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court regarding the situation in Manipur, including one by a ruling BJP MLA challenging the high court’s decision to grant ST status to the Meitei community, and another by a tribal organization seeking an investigation by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the recent violence in the northeastern state.
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