Assam Manipur residents have fled to Lakshmipur from the trouble back home, and Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma has ordered the Cachar district administration to offer any assistance they require. The Chief Minister stated on Twitter that it is the government’s duty to aid the temporary refugees of many castes, faiths, and languages who had fled to the city.
People have responded to the tweet in a variety of ways: some have thanked the Chief Minister for his swift action, while others continue to criticize the government’s handling of the situation in Manipur and the reservation policy.
As more and more people come to Assam seeking refuge, the economic and political toll of the whole incident is becoming more severe. While the over arching issue is a more complicated agenda item for all the stakeholders, caring for those fleeing the violence has been made a priority by the Assam government.
The Deputy Commissioner of Cachar has promised the Chief Minister that they will take the necessary steps to help the displaced Manipuris. Meanwhile, some have proposed that the Lakhipur MLA, Kaushik Rai, be tasked with coordinating the administration’s efforts to provide hospitality to the refugees.